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November 12, 2012

Health Tip: Signs That May Warn of Lactose Intolerance

Lactose intolerance means the body can't properly digest lactose, a sugar naturally found in milk and other dairy products.
Health Tip: Teach Kids About Smart Snacking

Kids may be inclined to opt for junk food over fresh fruit.
Income May Influence Outcome of Knee Replacement Surgery: Study

People who earn $35,000 or less a year may have better outcomes after knee replacement surgery than those who make more money, U.S. researchers say.
Study: Rheumatoid Arthritis Plus Depression May Be Deadly

People with rheumatoid arthritis have higher-than-normal rates of depression, which could increase their risk of death, according to a new study.
Extra Pounds Linked to Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk in Women

Overweight and obese women are at increased risk for rheumatoid arthritis, a new study suggests.
Tick-Borne Illnesses in U.S. Move Beyond Lyme Disease

A tick-borne disease that causes symptoms similar to malaria is becoming more widespread in the northeastern United States, researchers say.
Many Smokers Light Up With Kids in Car: Study

Only one-quarter of smoking parents adopt a strict smoke-free car policy, and nearly half who don't enforce such a ban light up while driving with their children, a new study indicates.
Drivers' Glaucoma May Boost Accident Risk

Drivers with vision loss caused by advanced glaucoma had twice as many vehicle crashes as people with normal vision when using a driving simulator, according to a small, new study.
Cataract Patients Relax to a Soothing Beat, Study Says

Playing soothing sounds during cataract surgery reduces patients' anxiety, according to a new study.
Study Explores Possible Tie Between Fever, Flu in Pregnancy and Autism

Children of mothers who contract the flu or have a prolonged fever while pregnant may have a very slight increased risk of developing autism spectrum disorder, a new study suggests.
Undiagnosed Eye Problems Plague Some U.S. Veterans

Undiagnosed, chronic vision problems are common in U.S. veterans with traumatic brain injury or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), two new studies show.
Health Highlights: Nov. 12, 2012

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