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December 06, 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.
Women Can Outperform Men in Financial Negotiations, Study Shows
FRIDAY, Dec. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although people often think of men as better negotiators, new research suggests that women are more effective than men in certain types of financial negotiations.
'Mean Boys' Rule in Middle, High School, Study Finds
FRIDAY, Dec. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- "Mean boys" are a bigger problem than "mean girls" in middle and high school, 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.
Text Messages Remind People to Take Medications
FRIDAY, Dec. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Text reminders improve the chances that patients will stick with their medication regimen, 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.
Summer Jobs Help Keep Kids Out of Trouble, Study Suggests
FRIDAY, Dec. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who get a summer job are much less likely to commit violent crime, a new study has found.
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
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Public Restrooms No Germier Than Your Home, Study Finds
FRIDAY, Dec. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many people envision public restrooms as filthy and crawling with nasty germs, but they're actually as healthy as the average room in your home, a new study reports.
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