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Health News for 12/24/14

December 24, 2014

Hepatitis C Infection Isn't Related to HIV Brain Woes: Study

Hepatitis C infection does not contribute to mental decline in people with HIV, according to a new study.
Breast Cancer Chemo Tied to Small But Significant Leukemia Risk

Among early stage breast cancer patients who undergo chemotherapy and/or radiation treatment, less than half of one percent will eventually develop leukemia as a result of their treatment, a new analysis reveals.
Researchers Take 'First Baby Step' Toward Anti-Aging Drug

Researchers could be closing in on a "fountain of youth" drug that can delay the effects of aging and improve the health of older adults, a new study suggests.
Abuse in Childhood Tied to Migraines in Adulthood

Adults who experienced childhood abuse or neglect have a higher risk of migraine headaches, suggests a study published online Dec. 24 in the journal Neurology .
Scientists Get Closer to Producing Egg, Sperm From Stem Cells

Researchers say they have used human embryonic stem cells to create cells that develop into eggs and sperm.
ADHD May Raise Teens' Odds for Smoking, Drinking

Teens are more likely to start smoking or drinking with each additional symptom they have of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or conduct disorder, new research suggests.
FDA Approves New Weight-Loss Drug

A new, injectable weight-loss drug has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Saxenda Approved for Weight Loss

Saxenda (liraglutide) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat chronic obesity.
Coordinated Care Through 'Medical Home' Best for Chronically Ill Kids: Study

Very sick children with complex chronic illnesses can receive effective, less expensive care from a clinic that functions as a "medical home," with easy access to a team of dedicated health care professionals, a new study shows.
Expert Offers Tips for Preventing Holiday Migraines

The holidays can be a challenge for people who suffer migraines, which can be set off by certain foods and drinks.
Health Highlights: Dec. 24, 2014

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Health Tip: Soothe Sore Muscles

If you push your body hard during exercise, you may have sore muscles the next day.
Health Tip: Preparing Fruit and Veggies

Preparing fresh fruit and vegetables isn't always as simple as peeling and eating. Many require preparation to get rid of harmful bacteria and pesticides.

 

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