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January 12, 2016

Health Tip: Diabetics, Watch for Gum Disease

(HealthDay News) -- Diabetes and gum disease can go hand-in-hand, each making the other worse.

Health Tip: Treating Your Child's Cold

(HealthDay News) -- Your child has a nasty cold, but you've been told the toddler is too young for an over-the-counter cold medicine. So what do you do?

For Cancer Survivors, Expenses Keep Mounting

TUESDAY, Jan. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A cancer diagnosis is costly, and new research suggests that it remains costly even after the disease has been treated.

Heavy Waiters, Waitresses May Prompt Bigger Orders: Study

MONDAY, Jan. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The more your waiter or waitress weighs, the more likely you may be to order dessert and alcohol, a new study suggests.

Coils in Lungs Might Boost Ability to Exercise With Emphysema

TUESDAY, Jan. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Implanting coils in the lungs may help improve the ability to exercise in people with severe emphysema, a new study suggests.

Study Finds Poverty a Stronger Harbinger of Childhood Obesity Than Race

TUESDAY, Jan. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Poverty is a better predictor of childhood obesity than race, new research suggests.

Immune Cells Repair Damage to Blood-Brain Barrier in Mice

TUESDAY, Jan. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers report in a mouse study that they have found that central nervous system immune cells play a key role in repairing the blood-brain barrier.

Frozen as Good as Fresh for Fecal Transplant: Study

TUESDAY, Jan. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they have verified the effectiveness of a quicker way to rid people of recurring C. difficile bacterial infection.

Health Highlights: Jan. 12, 2016

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

Statins Aid Bypass Surgery Recovery, Research Shows

TUESDAY, Jan. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Patients who take statins before and after heart bypass surgery have fewer complications and a reduced risk of dying during and soon after the operation, a new analysis finds.

Obesity Surgery Patients May Often Have Mental Health Disorders

TUESDAY, Jan. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many people having surgery for severe obesity also have mental health conditions, particularly depression and binge-eating disorder, a new review finds.

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