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Health News for 11/08/12

November 08, 2012

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Health Tip: Shoes Too Tight?

You're not doing your feet any favors by wearing shoes that are too small.
Health Tip: When It's Smart to Have Wisdom Teeth Removed

Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars that usually appear between ages 17 and 21. They often lack enough room to come in normally, and should be removed to prevent pain and possible infection.
Campaign Has Smokers Listening to Smoking's Victims

A frank and graphic nationwide media campaign to motivate smokers to quit seems to be working, say researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Sugar 'n' Spice Not Always Nice

Spice allergy affects up to 3 percent of people and can seriously restrict their everyday activities, an expert says.
Caffeine May Help the Brain Process Words

A small amount of caffeine helps the brain recognize words with a positive connotation faster and more accurately, according to a new study.
Does Black Tea Reduce Diabetes Risk?

Rates of type 2 diabetes are lower in countries where many people drink black tea, a finding that supports previous research suggesting that regular consumption of black tea is associated with a reduced risk of diabetes, according to a new study.
Too Much Sitting Linked to Fat Buildup Around the Heart

All those hours Americans spend in their office chairs or on their sofas may be packing on a particularly unhealthy form of fat around the heart, a new study suggests.
Common Antidepressants Tied to Higher Bleeding Risk in Warfarin Users: Study

Millions of older Americans take the blood thinner warfarin, and many may also take one of a widely used class of antidepressants called SSRIs.
Energy Drinks Disrupting U.S. Soldiers' Sleep: CDC

Energy drinks can cause sleep problems and daytime sleepiness among U.S. soldiers in combat zones, a new government study says.
Health Highlights: Nov. 8, 2012

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