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December 07, 2015

Health Tip: Approach Holiday Eating With a Healthier Attitude

(HealthDay News) -- Food is a focal point of many a holiday celebration, so you should make your choices wisely.

Health Tip: Before You Give Your Child Medicine

(HealthDay News) -- Before you give your child any medication, make sure you ask your doctor the right questions.

Gene Therapy Shows Early Potential for Rare Immune System Disorder

SATURDAY, Dec. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Gene therapy might restore immunity in children and young adults with a rare inherited immune system disorder called X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency, researchers report in a small study.

Researchers Focus on Risk Factors for Leukemia After Breast Cancer Treatment

MONDAY, Dec. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they're zeroing in on factors that may increase the risk of leukemia after breast cancer treatment.

How Much Weight Must You Lose Before Others Notice?

MONDAY, Dec. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- You've dieted and exercised for months, and finally the pounds are falling away. So, when do people start noticing the difference in your face?

Screen All Kids for Cholesterol, Depression and HIV, Pediatricians' Group Says

MONDAY, Dec. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- All kids should be screened for high cholesterol, depression and HIV, with some tests starting as early as age 9, a leading group of U.S. pediatricians recommends.

Living Together, Marriage Give Equal Boost to Women's Mental Health: Study

MONDAY, Dec. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Living together or getting married provides young adults -- especially women -- with a boost to emotional health, a new study finds.

Health Highlights: Dec. 7, 2015

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

Jimmy Carter Says Brain Scans Show No Signs of Cancer

MONDAY, Dec. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Former President Jimmy Carter said on Sunday that brain scans have shown there are no longer any signs of the melanoma cancer that had spread to his brain.

HIV Rates Fall, But Not All Groups Benefit, U.S. Study Finds

MONDAY, Dec. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The number of Americans diagnosed with HIV each year declined by about one-fifth during the past decade, but not all groups saw drops in prevalence, a federal government study shows.

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