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Health News for 01/21/11

January 21, 2011

Pain Patches Making Gains in U.S.

Americans suffering from muscle pain are used to taking a pill or rubbing in a cream to help soothe their aches.
Yoga's Spiritual Balance May Boost Health

Yoga may be becoming more of a mainstream approach to Americans' health woes.
Health Tip: Protect Against Peanut Reactions

If your child is allergic to peanuts or nuts, strict precautions can help prevent a life-threatening reaction.
Health Tip: Prepare to Bring Baby Home

Most babies are ready to leave the hospital within two to five days of birth. For parents, that means a lot of preparation.
Pets May Pass Illnesses to Owners

You might want to think twice before snuggling in bed at night with Fido or Fluffy.
Childhood Last Name Predicts Whether You Buy Early, Late: Study

The first letter of your childhood surname may influence your consumer behavior as an adult, according to a new study.
Study Suggests How Music Fools the Ear

Many of the greatest pieces of music sound highly complex but can be reduced to simple patterns by the brain, a new study shows.
Apology May Leave You Feeling Unsatisfied, Study Finds

Apologies are often less satisfying than people expect them to be, a new Dutch study indicates.
Commuters May Catch More Than the Bus, Tram

People who use public transportation have a nearly sixfold increased risk of developing an acute respiratory infection that requires a visit to the doctor, researchers report.
Severe Mental Health Disorders Untreated in Many U.S. Teens

Among American teens, many with severe mental disorders never receive treatment, the results of a new study suggest.
HEPA Filter May Improve Air Near Wood-Burning Stoves

HEPA filters may help lower the risk of cardiovascular disease caused by exposure to indoor air pollution, a new study suggests.
Families of Deployed Military Carry Heavy Load

Families of U.S. military personnel deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan face a number of challenges as relationships change and they have to take on more household responsibilities, new research shows.
People Appear to Use Senses to Keep Track of Time

A person's perception of time may be influenced more by sensory information than by a specific internal clock, suggests a new study.
Rep. Giffords Set to Begin Rehab in Houston

Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords started the next phase Friday in her remarkable recovery from a gunshot wound to the brain, taking a flight from Tucson to Houston, where she will begin intensive therapy at a rehabilitation center.
Alzheimer's Scan Might Help Spot Disease

An advisory panel's recommendation that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approve a new chemical that can highlight the telltale signs of Alzheimer's in brain scans may one day help doctors diagnose the neurodegenerative disease, experts said Friday.
Clinical Trials Update: Jan. 21, 2011

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Health Highlights: Jan. 21, 2011

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