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HealthDay News - December 27, 2016

Why Acne Can Strike Women After the Teen Years

TUESDAY, Dec. 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Why does acne still plague some women into adulthood? A new study offers some hints.

Kids' Restaurant Meals Need Slimming Down: Nutritionists

TUESDAY, Dec. 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Most items offered on children's menus at major restaurant chains in the United States have too many calories, a new study finds.

Antipsychotic Drugs May Up Risk of Early Death in Alzheimer's Patients

TUESDAY, Dec. 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Taking antipsychotic drugs significantly increases the risk of premature death among Alzheimer's patients, a new study indicates.

Health Tip: Fighting Fatigue

(HealthDay News) -- If rather than sleeping you're working into the wee hours, you may be doing yourself more harm than good

Health Tip: Getting Through Diabetes Diagnosis

(HealthDay News) -- It's common to feel angry after being diagnosed with diabetes.

Did Cavemen Use Toothpicks?

TUESDAY, Dec. 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they've found evidence that ancient human relatives used toothpicks.

Kids Landing in ERs After Drinking Parents' E-Cig Nicotine Liquid

TUESDAY, Dec. 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A case study highlights the danger liquid nicotine for electronic cigarettes poses to children.

Heart Failure Drug Shows Promise in First Human Trial

TUESDAY, Dec. 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Heart failure patients have weakened hearts, but researchers say an experimental drug used for the first time in humans may repair heart cells and improve heart function.

Homeless, And Often Sleepless Too

TUESDAY, Dec. 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Homeless people are especially likely to suffer from insomnia, fatigue and lack of sleep, a new French study shows.

U.S. Families Spend 1.5 Billion Hours Yearly on Kids With Special Health Needs

TUESDAY, Dec. 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Families in the United States spend 1.5 billion hours each year providing home health care to their chronically ill or disabled children, a new study shows.

Health Highlights: Dec. 27, 2016

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

On Hospital Wards, Patient Crises May Have 'Domino Effect'

TUESDAY, Dec. 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Hospitalized patients have a higher risk of cardiac arrest and transfers to intensive care if they're in wards when other patients have recently suffered similar emergencies, a new study suggests.

Health Care Spending for U.S. Kids Jumped 56 Percent in Less Than 20 Years

TUESDAY, Dec. 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The cost of keeping American kids physically and mentally healthy increased 56 percent between 1996 and 2013, a new study finds.

Does Legalizing Pot Spur Kids to Try It?

TUESDAY, Dec. 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- States that legalize recreational marijuana use may be sending a message to teens that pot is harmless, a new study suggests.