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Health News for 11/29/12

November 29, 2012

Health Tip: Reduce Your Risk of Hot Water Burns

Hot water from baths or shows can pose a serious scalding hazard for you and your children.
Health Tip: If Dementia Causes Sleep Problems

Sleep problems are common in people with dementia, but there are things caregivers can do to help their charges get a peaceful night's rest.
Climbers With Altitude Sickness Show Signs of Brain Bleeds Years Later

Mountain climbers who develop a potentially fatal type of high-altitude sickness can have traces of bleeding in the brain long after they recover, according to a new German study.
Teen Behavior Problems, Not Depression, Tied to Lower Grades

Lower school grades among depressed adolescents are linked to behavior problems, not their depression, a new study finds.
New DNA-Based Blood Test May Spot Signs of Cancer

A new study raises the possibility of a DNA-based blood test that doctors could routinely use to determine whether a patient has cancer.
Boys With Undescended Testicles at Higher Risk for Testicular Cancer: Study

Boys whose testes have not descended at birth have an increased risk of developing testicular cancer later in life, a new study says.
Brain Scans Show Differences in Adults With Autism

Brain scans done on groups of men with autism show distinct differences in both the volume of specific regions and the activity of cells that signal a possible immune response, two new studies suggest.
Nerve Stimulation May Restore Hand Function After Spinal Injury

Noninvasive stimulation of nerves in the brain and wrist may temporarily improve hand movement in people with partial spinal cord injuries, an early study suggests.
Health Highlights: Nov. 29, 2012

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Simple Formula May Predict Obesity Risk at Birth

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