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December 11, 2015

Health Tip: If Teeth Are Sensitive

(HealthDay News) -- Loss of enamel often leads sensitive teeth, which may be painful.

Health Tip: Portion Your Child's Plate

(HealthDay News) -- The old adage that "you are what you eat" applies to kids, too.

Seniors Who Head Back to School May Reduce Dementia Risk

FRIDAY, Dec. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Going back to school could help older people stave off dementia, a new study suggests.

Asthma Linked to Chronic Migraines in Some People

FRIDAY, Dec. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with asthma may be more than twice as likely to develop chronic migraines as those without breathing troubles, a new study suggests.

Laser: A Breast Cancer Treatment Alternative?

FRIDAY, Dec. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Using a laser to heat and destroy tumors -- called laser ablation -- may be an effective way to treat small breast cancers, potentially saving some women from a lumpectomy, new research suggests.

Moderate Drinking May Benefit Early Stage Alzheimer's Patients

FRIDAY, Dec. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A couple of drinks a day may lower the risk of premature death in people with early stage Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study.

Others' Drug, Alcohol Use May Trigger Bad Behavior in Teens

FRIDAY, Dec. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Seeing other people drink or use drugs can trigger antisocial behavior in kids, a new study suggests.

A Newborn's Heart Attack Shows Heart Can Regrow, Recover

FRIDAY, Dec. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists who saved the life of a newborn after a massive heart attack say the case shows that the human heart can fully recover after suffering major damage.

Two Drugs Equal in Preventing Early Breast Cancer's Return: Study

FRIDAY, Dec. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Postmenopausal women who have an early, noninvasive form of breast cancer had similar recurrence rates of disease whether they took the drug tamoxifen or the aromatase inhibitor anastrozole after surgery, new research shows.

U.S. Abortion Rate Hits Record Low: CDC

FRIDAY, Dec. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. abortion rate has declined by more than one-third over the past two decades to a record low, federal officials reported Friday.

Health Highlights: Dec. 11, 2015

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

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