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November 10, 2015

Health Tip: Spot the Warning Signs of a Cavity

(HealthDay News) -- Most any dentist should be able to spot a cavity, but do you know the warning signs if you're between checkups?

Health Tip: Protect Against an Ingrown Toenail

(HealthDay News) -- An ingrown toenail can become quite painful as a nail grows into a toe's skin.

Short Bursts of Intense Exercise Might Benefit Type 2 Diabetics

TUESDAY, Nov. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Short sessions of high-intensity exercise may provide more health benefits for people with type 2 diabetes than longer bouts of less intense activity, a new Canadian study suggests.

Heart Transplant Mental Toll May Be Greater for Women

TUESDAY, Nov. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women may have more mental stress after a heart transplant than men, a new study finds.

Insulin Pumps Give Kids With Type 1 Diabetes Better Blood Sugar Control

TUESDAY, Nov. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Insulin pumps help improve blood sugar control in children and teens with type 1 diabetes, researchers are reporting.

Heart Valve Patients Who Manage Their Own Blood Thinners May Do Better

TUESDAY, Nov. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with mechanical heart valves may benefit from managing their own blood thinners, a new study suggests.

High-Risk Lung Cancer Patients May Benefit From Surgery

TUESDAY, Nov. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Surgery to remove part of the lung can be a safe and effective treatment option for people with early stage lung cancer, even those traditionally considered "high-risk," a new study finds.

Heavy Drinking May Strain the Heart

TUESDAY, Nov. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Heavy drinking may dramatically increase a person's risk of heart failure, even if they're young and healthy, a new study suggests.

Belly Fat Is Bad, Even at a Normal Weight

MONDAY, Nov. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Can belly fat be a problem even for people who aren't overweight? New research says yes, excess weight around the middle boosts the risk of premature death even for people considered normal weight.

Football Linemen at Higher Risk for Heart Troubles, Study Finds

TUESDAY, Nov. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The heart health of football players might depend on the position they play, with linemen facing a greater risk for certain heart problems compared with their other teammates, a new Harvard study suggests.

Obese Kids as Young as 8 Show Signs of Heart Disease

TUESDAY, Nov. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Obese children can develop signs of heart abnormalities as young as age 8, which might drive up their risk for early death as adults, new research suggests.

Health Highlights: Nov. 10, 2015

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

Study Finds Blood Test May Detect Concussion in Kids

TUESDAY, Nov. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A simple blood test may one day be able to detect concussions in children, a new study suggests.

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