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December 09, 2015

Health Tip: Create a Fire Escape Plan

(HealthDay News) -- A fire escape plan that describes where everyone should go and what they should do can save lives.

Health Tip: Understanding Antibiotics

(HealthDay News) -- By taking an antibiotic as prescribed, you can get well faster and help prevent germs from becoming resistant to your medication.

Is Brain Wiring to Blame for Some Teens' Bad Behavior?

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Young people with behavioral problems, such as aggressive or antisocial behavior, appear to have noticeable differences in certain areas of their brains, new research suggests.

Drugs May Protect the Heart During Chemotherapy

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Two kinds of medications can prevent heart damage in breast cancer patients as they undergo chemotherapy, a new study suggests.

Mom-to-Be's Smoking Tied to Poorer Fitness in Sons

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Young men may have reduced aerobic fitness if their mothers smoked during pregnancy, a new study suggests.

People with Type 2 Diabetes May Be Overtested

TUESDAY, Dec. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many Americans with type 2 diabetes may be getting unnecessary blood sugar tests -- and, in some cases, needless changes in medication, a new study suggests.

Dentistry Without the Drill? New Study Offers Hope

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Good news for those afraid of the dentist's drill: New research suggests that a "no-drill" approach can halt tooth decay in many cases.

Talk Therapy, Antidepressants Offer Similar Results for Major Depression

TUESDAY, Dec. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Talk therapy and antidepressants could both be equally effective as stand-alone treatments for major depressive disorder, new research indicates.

Breast Cancer Drugs Battle Disease's Return

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A pair of drugs already on the market appear to reduce the recurrence of breast cancer in women who've already undergone treatment, two new clinical trials show.

Health Highlights: Dec. 9, 2015

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

Bullying Can Leave Lasting Mental Scars

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Bullying can lead to lasting psychological effects for both victims and tormentors, researchers report.

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