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HealthDay News - January 05, 2016

Talk Therapy to Tackle Fear of the Dentist

TUESDAY, Jan. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many people are familiar with the fear that can precede a visit to the dentist, but new research shows that talk therapy can help when that anxiety becomes a crippling phobia.

Health Tip: Sleep Well on Vacation

(HealthDay News) -- While vacation is supposed to be a time to rest up, busy schedules and being away from home can interfere with sleep.

Health Tip: Are You Allergic to Your Pet?

(HealthDay News) -- If you suspect you're allergic to your pet, be on the lookout for typical symptoms.

Poor Circulation in Brain Linked to Psychosis in Alzheimer's Patients

TUESDAY, Jan. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Psychosis, including delusions and hallucinations, affects about half of Alzheimer's disease patients. And researchers have set out to clarify the link between these two conditions.

People May Eat More of a Food That's Labeled 'Healthy'

MONDAY, Jan. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Words matter when you're trying to eat right, new research suggests.

Report: DASH Diet Best Overall Eating Plan

TUESDAY, Jan. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- For the sixth year in a row, a panel of health experts has named the heart-healthy DASH diet the best overall eating plan, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2016 Best Diets ranking.

Childhood Cancer Treatment May Raise Adult Heart Disease Risk

MONDAY, Jan. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children who survive cancer may face a higher risk of heart disease as adults, new research suggests.

Diet and Exercise Benefit People With Heart Failure

TUESDAY, Jan. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Lifestyle changes that include a healthy diet and regular exercise appear to improve heart function and exercise capacity in people with a particular form of heart failure, a new study reports.

Some Families Carry Shared Risk of Cancer, Twins Study Shows

TUESDAY, Jan. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new study of twins has shed light on the shared roles of genetics and environment in determining a person's risk of cancer.

Aspirin May Decrease Death From Prostate Cancer, Study Finds

TUESDAY, Jan. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Men who take aspirin regularly may have a lower risk of dying from prostate cancer, a new study suggests.

Health Highlights: Jan. 5, 2016

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

Antifungal for Yeast Infections Tied to Miscarriage Risk

TUESDAY, Jan. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A well-known antifungal drug used for vaginal yeast infections may be linked to a slightly increased risk of miscarriage, according to a study of more than 1.4 million Danish pregnancies.