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December 21, 2015

Health Tip: Feeling Sleepy?

(HealthDay News) -- Everyone feels drowsy now and then, but feeling tired all the time is a warning sign that shouldn't be ignored.

Health Tip: Recogize Signs of Mold Allergy

(HealthDay News) -- Mold is a common allergen that can grow indoors or outside. If you have a mold allergy, your immune system overreacts when you inhale mold spores.

Americans Growing More Concerned About Head Injuries in Football

MONDAY, Dec. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- As the National Football League continues to struggle with the health risks posed by concussions, a new HealthDay/Harris Pollfinds that vast majorities of Americans say football teams need to do more to protect their players from head injuries.

Keytruda May Help Fight Tough-to-Treat Lung Cancer

SATURDAY, Dec. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The immune therapy drug Keytruda (pembrolizumab) may extend the lives of people with advanced lung cancer, a new study finds.

End-of-Life Talk Often Comes Too Late for Blood Cancer Patients

MONDAY, Dec. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many doctors wait too long to have end-of-life discussions with blood cancer patients, a new study finds.

Study Suggests Link Between Gum Disease, Breast Cancer Risk

MONDAY, Dec. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Gum disease might increase the risk for breast cancer among postmenopausal women, particularly those who smoke, a new study suggests.

One-Third of Incurable Cancer Patients Keep Working, Study Finds

MONDAY, Dec. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More than one-third of people with incurable cancer continue to work despite their fatal illness, a new study reports.

Reduced Blood Flow to Back of Brain Raises Recurrent Stroke Risk: Study

MONDAY, Dec. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who have a stroke in the back of the brain and continue to have reduced blood flow to this area have a higher risk of having another stroke within two years, a new study reveals.

Home Births May Be Safe for 'Low-Risk' Pregnancies: Study

MONDAY, Dec. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Some babies born at home seem to fare as well as similar babies born in a hospital, a new Canadian study finds.

Health Highlights: Dec. 21, 2015

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

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