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December 10, 2015

Health Tip: Do You Have Gum Disease?

(HealthDay News) -- Gum disease develops when the tissues surrounding your teeth become inflamed, often due to infection. The condition may lead to tooth loss.

Health Tip: Take Precautions With Your Holiday Tree

(HealthDay News) -- A holiday tree is a festive decoration, but it's also a tempting hazard for little ones.

Depression May Be Tied to Lower Breast Cancer Survival

THURSDAY, Dec. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Breast cancer patients with depression may have a much higher risk of death than those without the mental illness, a new study suggests.

Timing May Be Key to Success of Surgery, Chemo for Early Breast Cancer

THURSDAY, Dec. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The sooner early stage breast cancer patients have surgery following their diagnosis, and chemotherapy after their surgery, the better their chances of survival, two new studies find.

Lumpectomy Plus Radiation May Beat Mastectomy for Early Breast Cancer

THURSDAY, Dec. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women with early stage breast cancer may survive longer if they opt for the less-extensive surgery called lumpectomy, followed by radiation, rather than a mastectomy, a new study suggests.

X-Rays May Miss Hip Arthritis, Study Finds

THURSDAY, Dec. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- X-rays don't detect hip arthritis in many patients, resulting in delayed diagnosis and treatment, researchers report.

Concussions Are Biggest Health Risk to Cheerleaders

THURSDAY, Dec. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Concussion tops the list of injuries sustained by high school cheerleaders as the once-tame sideline activity becomes more daring and competitive, a new U.S. study finds.

One in Five U.S. Kids Over Age 5 Has Unhealthy Cholesterol: CDC

THURSDAY, Dec. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Twenty-one percent of American children and teens have some form of "abnormal" blood cholesterol reading that leaves them at heightened risk for heart disease and stroke as they reach adulthood.

Unhappiness Won't Kill You

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Here's some good news for the grim and the grumpy: A new study claims that unhappiness itself has no direct effect on whether people will die before their time.

Could a Scan Someday Replace Lymph Node Biopsy?

THURSDAY, Dec. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists are testing a noninvasive alternative to lymph node biopsy for detecting early signs that melanoma skin cancer has spread.

Health Highlights: Dec. 10, 2015

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

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