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December 05, 2014

Health Tip: Protect Against Infection From Artificial Nails

(HealthDay News) -- Artificial nails can make your fingers look fancy, but it's important to make sure you properly care for and maintain them to avoid infection.

Health Tip: Prevent Back Strain

(HealthDay News) -- The muscles in your back bear the brunt of your body weight as you walk, run and lift, so they're vulnerable to sprains and strains.

Obesity Can Cause 'Silent' Damage to Heart

FRIDAY, Dec. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Heart damage can occur in obese people without causing symptoms, and take place without other heart risk factors such as diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, a new study says.

Home Treatment for Cancer-Related Swelling May Slash Costs

FRIDAY, Dec. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Home treatment for cancer-related lymphedema -- swelling due to fluid buildup -- reduces the cost of treating the condition, a new study says.

Longer Breast-Feeding May Protect Infants at Risk for Obesity

THURSDAY, Dec. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For babies at high risk for obesity, the longer they breast-feed, the less likely they may be to become overweight, a new study suggests.

Most Americans Agree With Right-to-Die Movement

FRIDAY, Dec. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Already-strong public support for right-to-die legislation has grown even stronger in the days since the planned death of 29-year-old brain cancer patient Brittany Maynard, a new HealthDay/Harris Pollhas found.

Painkiller Abuse More Likely for Those Who Skip College: Study

FRIDAY, Dec. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Young adults who skip college are more likely to abuse prescription painkillers than their degree-bound peers, a new study finds.

Nearly One-Third of Kids in U.S. Cities Live in Poverty

FRIDAY, Dec. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- About one-third of children in large U.S. cities live in poverty, a new report finds.

Study Casts Doubt on Low-Dose Aspirin for Women Under 65

THURSDAY, Dec. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although low-dose aspirin may curb the risks of heart disease and colon cancer, the downsides appear to outweigh the benefits for many women, a new large study suggests.

Obesity-Related Ills May Shave Up to 8 Years Off Your Life: Study

THURSDAY, Dec. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The heart disease and diabetes that often accompany obesity may rob people of almost a decade of life and close to two decades of a healthy life, Canadian researchers report.

Daily Statin Might Raise Your Risk for Cataracts: Study

FRIDAY, Dec. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Taking a statin to lower your cholesterol may raise your risk of developing cataracts, Canadian researchers report.

Health Highlights: Dec. 5, 2014

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