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December 04, 2015

Electrical Stimulation May Ease Low Back Pain for Some

FRIDAY, Dec. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Electrical nerve stimulation may offer some relief for older adults with chronic back pain, a new study suggests.

Health Tip: Know the Risks of Oral Piercing

(HealthDay News) -- You may think it's attractive or cool to pierce your tongue, but you should be aware of the risks before the procedure.

Health Tip: Talking to Kids About World Events

(HealthDay News) -- Children will find out about the world's tragic events, so the information might as well come from you.

Obesity Linked to More Severe Bone, Joint Injuries

FRIDAY, Dec. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity complicates the treatment of broken bones and other major joint injuries, a new study suggests.

Safe to Take Antidepressants With Tamoxifen: Study

FRIDAY, Dec. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Breast cancer survivors who take antidepressants while on the cancer drug tamoxifen are not at increased risk for a return of their cancer, a new study finds.

Low-Risk Prostate Cancer Often Not Monitored Closely

FRIDAY, Dec. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Most men with low-risk prostate cancer who choose "watchful waiting" instead of aggressive treatment may not be followed as closely as they should be, a new study suggests.

Researchers Say They Find Genes Linked to Alzheimer's Timing

FRIDAY, Dec. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they have discovered a network of nine genes that may play a role in the development of Alzheimer's disease.

Diabetes Drug Improves Gut Bacteria, Study Finds

FRIDAY, Dec. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The diabetes drug metformin appears to trigger favorable changes in intestinal bacteria, a new study finds.

Magnetic Brain Stimulation Might Treat Cocaine Addiction

THURSDAY, Dec. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Stimulating part of the brain with magnetic pulses may offer the first therapeutic treatment for cocaine addiction, a small new study suggests.

Death and Disability From Injuries Down Worldwide: Study

FRIDAY, Dec. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The worldwide rate of death and disability caused by injuries has fallen by nearly one-third since 1990, a new study says.

Get Your Flu Shot Before the Flu Is Widespread: CDC

FRIDAY, Dec. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- While relatively few cases of flu have surfaced so far in the United States, health officials say the holiday season will likely change that, so everyone should get a flu shot now.

Making Sense of the Senseless Violence

THURSDAY, Dec. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Mass shootings and the accompanying carnage have now become a regular part of life in America. And mental health experts warn that this steady drumbeat of violence could have major consequences for the nation's psyche.

Sense of Purpose in Life May Boost Longevity, Heart Health

FRIDAY, Dec. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Having a sense of purpose might protect your heart and add years to your life, new research suggests.

Health Highlights: Dec. 4, 2015

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