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HealthDay News - December 29, 2016

Researchers Develop Potential Oral Treatment for Hemophilia

THURSDAY, Dec. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People with hemophilia have to endure painful injections every few days to stay alive, but a newly developed treatment may one day offer a simpler, cheaper and less painful alternative.

Disabled Children Face Bullying Throughout School Years

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Bullying is a problem that affects almost all students in some ways, but for disabled children it's a problem that seems to last throughout their school years.

Health Tip: Warding Off Wrinkles

(HealthDay News) -- Want to get rid of some of those ugly wrinkles? Here are suggestions from the American Academy of Dermatology:

Health Tip: Signs of Frostbite? Head Indoors

(HealthDay News) -- Frostbite occurs when tissue is damaged from exposure to extreme cold. That's why it's important to get inside immediately at the first possible warning signs.

Artists' Brushstrokes May Offer First Hints of Brain Disease

THURSDAY, Dec. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- An artist's work may reveal early signs of progressive brain disease, a new study suggests.

Zika Fears, Opioid Abuse Crisis Top Health News for 2016

THURSDAY, Dec. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- When news reports first began to emerge of mysterious, severe birth defects in Brazilian newborns, few could have imagined these isolated tragedies would explode into the leading health news story of 2016: the Zika virus.

Mouse Study Hints at Why Obese People Struggle to Exercise

THURSDAY, Dec. 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Overweight mice may provide a hint as to why it's so hard to start -- and stick to -- your New Year's resolution to exercise more.

Hospital ICUs May Be Overused

THURSDAY, Dec. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many patients admitted to intensive care units probably don't need treatment in that expensive setting, new research suggests.

For Kids With Kidney Disease, Race May Play Role in Outcomes

THURSDAY, Dec. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Black children are about one-third more likely to die from kidney failure than white children, and access to kidney transplants may be a crucial factor explaining the discrepancy, a new study suggests.

Melanoma Rates Rise in Some States, Fall in Others

THURSDAY, Dec. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Rates of melanoma cases and deaths are either rising or falling, depending on which state you might be living in, a new study finds.

Many Misuse OTC Sleep Aids: Survey

THURSDAY, Dec. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People struggling with insomnia often turn to non-prescription sleep remedies that may be habit-forming and are only intended for short-term use, according to a new Consumer Reportssurvey.

Fish Oil During Pregnancy May Cut Kids' Asthma Risk

THURSDAY, Dec. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women who take fish oil during their third trimester of pregnancy might cut their children's risk of developing asthma by as much as one-third, a new clinical trial suggests.

Gastro Issues May Be Downside to Weight-Loss Surgery

THURSDAY, Dec. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- While weight-loss surgery can help obese people drop unwanted pounds, a new study suggests the procedure may also trigger long-lasting tummy troubles for many patients.

Health Highlights: Dec. 29, 2016

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

Debbie Reynold's Death Puts Spotlight on 'Broken Heart Syndrome'

THURSDAY, Dec. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A stroke claimed the life of actress Debbie Reynolds, 84, on Wednesday -- just a day after her daughter Carrie Fisher died from a heart attack.

Experimental Drug Shows Promise for Disfiguring Tumor Condition

THURSDAY, Dec. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental drug has shown promise in treating benign, but disfiguring, tumors caused by a genetic disorder.

Could Anemia Cause Hearing Loss?

THURSDAY, Dec. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Hearing loss may be linked to iron deficiency anemia -- a combination of low levels of iron and red blood cells, new research suggests.