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December 12, 2013

Health Tip: Stay Active With Baby

(HealthDay News) -- Just because your newborn is too little to crawl or talk doesn't mean the two of you can't be active together.

Health Tip: Help Heal a Heel Spur

(HealthDay News) -- Heel spurs are bony growths that form on the heel as a result of overuse or obesity. They can lead to significant pain and discomfort.

Drug Arimidex Cuts Risk for Breast Cancer in Older, High-Risk Women: Study

THURSDAY, Dec. 12, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- The drug Arimidex reduces the risk of developing breast cancer by more than 50 percent among postmenopausal women at high risk for the disease, according to a new study.

Exercise Might Ease Joint Pain Caused by Breast Cancer Drugs

THURSDAY, Dec. 12, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise might help breast cancer survivors relieve the joint pain that is a side effect of their medications, researchers say.

Exercise Linked to Lower Breast Cancer Risk in Black Women

THURSDAY, Dec. 12, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Vigorous exercise on a regular basis might help protect black women against an aggressive form of breast cancer, researchers have found.

Kids' Movies Deliver Mixed Messages on Eating, Obesity

THURSDAY, Dec. 12, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Popular children's movies, from "Kung Fu Panda" to "Shrek the Third," contain mixed messages about eating habits and obesity, a new study says.

Could a Tiny Worm Help Treat Autism?

THURSDAY, Dec. 12, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Adults with autism who were intentionally infected with a parasitic intestinal worm experienced an improvement in their behavior, researchers say.

Drug May Help Slow Advanced Breast Cancer

THURSDAY, Dec. 12, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Adding the cancer drug dasatinib to standard hormone therapy may slow the progression of advanced breast cancer, a preliminary study suggests.

Tough to Predict Profile of Mass Shooter: Report

THURSDAY, Dec. 12, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- No single personality profile or set of warning signs can accurately predict who might commit a mass shooting such as occurred a year ago at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., a new report says.

Health Highlights: Dec. 12, 2013

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:

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