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HealthDay News - December 07, 2016

Health Tip: Does Exercise Feel Like Work?

(HealthDay News) -- Exercise doesn't have to be a dreaded chore.

Health Tip: Watch for Open Flames

(HealthDay News) -- The holidays are a prime time for home fires spurred by lit candles or fireplaces.

Excess Sweating Can Be a Drenching, Wrenching Burden

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People with hyperhidrosis -- an excessive sweating condition -- also seem to have higher-than-average rates of anxiety and depression, a new study suggests.

Electrical Brain Stimulation Not a Memory Booster: Study

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Deep brain stimulation does not improve memory, and may actually harm it, a new study contends.

Taking Breast Cancer Prevention Drug Beyond 5 Years May Not Raise Survival

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many breast cancer survivors take anti-estrogen drugs for at least five years to help lessen their risk of recurrence.

Tighter Gun Control Laws Linked to Fewer School Shootings in U.S.

TUESDAY, Dec. 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- There are fewer school shootings in states that have tighter gun control laws and spend more on mental health care and public education, a new study finds.

Drug Might Help Some Babies With Rare, Fatal Disease

TUESDAY, Dec. 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental drug for infants with a rare and fatal illness shows promise, researchers report.

Brain Scan Test Predicts Fall Risk in Elderly

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Falls can prove very disabling for the elderly, and new research suggests that measurements of healthy older adults' brain activity may help determine their future risk.

Just How Safe Is That Baby Teether?

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A chemical that's banned from baby bottles and children's drinking cups is still widely used in baby teethers, a new study finds.

Heart Rate Change When Standing Up Might Predict Older Adult's Death Risk

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Tracking the change in an older adult's heart rate when they stand up might reveal their risk of death over the next several years, a new study suggests.

What's in Tobacco Smoke? Many Americans Don't Know

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- National surveys of adults and teens suggest that many Americans have little understanding of the dangerous substances lurking in cigarette smoke.

Best Way to Beat Back Zika a Matter of Debate

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new analysis questions the effectiveness of different methods for controlling the mosquitoes that can transmit Zika and other diseases.

Even Small Rise in Blood Pressure Can Harm Black Patients

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Even small increases in blood pressure can be dangerous for black people, a new study suggests.

Health Highlights: Dec. 7, 2016

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

Breast Cancer Cells May Change When They Spread to Brain: Study

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- When breast cancer spreads to the brain, important molecular changes may occur in the cancer, a small study found.

For Heart Attack Survivors, a Risk of Suicide?

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People who've suffered a heart attack or unstable angina may face a higher-than-normal risk of suicide, a new study suggests.

Expect More Record-Breaking Heat in U.S., Scientists Warn

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Americans will face many more record-breaking hot days later this century if greenhouse gases continue to be pumped into the atmosphere at current levels, a new U.S. study warns.

Optimism May Propel Women to a Longer Life

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women who generally believe that good things will happen may live longer.

Therapeutic Vaccine Shows 'Game-Changing' Promise Against a Leukemia

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- An anti-cancer vaccine made from a leukemia patient's own cells can dramatically increase the chance of long-term survival against the deadly disease, a new study indicates.

Rising Price of Opioid OD Antidote Could Cost Lives: Study

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Escalating prices of the drug naloxone may threaten efforts to reduce opioid-related deaths across America, a team from Yale University and the Mayo Clinic warns.

FDA Eases Up on Hearing Aid Rules

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Getting a hearing aid should be less of a hassle -- and eventually less expensive -- under new rules introduced by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Congress Passes Sweeping Health Care Bill

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Congress has passed sweeping bipartisan health care legislation intended to expand medical research and speed up approval of new drugs and medical devices.