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Health News for 03/22/13

March 22, 2013

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Return-to-Work Rate High After Knee Replacement, Study Finds

Getting back to work after knee-replacement surgery is a big concern for people contemplating the procedure. Now, a new study shows that most people return to work after a total knee replacement -- even those with physically demanding jobs.
Health Tip: Help Stifle Allergies

A thorough cleaning of common living areas can help reduce allergens in the home, improving allergy symptoms.
Health Tip: Lower Cholesterol

Eating healthier can help lower your cholesterol. The Cleveland Clinic offers these suggestions:
Reduced 'Fine-Tuning' of Brain May Hamper Face Recognition in Autism

A malfunction in a specific group of brain cells may explain why some people with autism have difficulty recognizing faces, a small new study finds.
Sports Gamblers Wrongly Bet on Their Sense of Control: Study

Many sports gamblers consider their extensive betting experience and insight into college basketball a slam-dunk for success during the three-week U.S. championship dubbed "March Madness." But that sense of control over their wagers is an illusion, according to a new study.
Antibiotic Linked to Heart Problems in COPD Patients

A widely used antibiotic may increase the risk of heart problems in patients with lung conditions, according to a new study.
Ranting on Websites May Just Make You Angrier

It's so tempting. You read something on a website about a hot-button issue that makes you mad and you've got to respond. Before you know it, you're verbally sparring with a stranger. But you may want to think twice before jumping into the fray.
Picky Eating in Youngsters Might Be Largely Caused by Genes

If your young children are picky eaters, they may be able to blame it on their genes, according to a new study.
Even a Little Pot Use Ups College Dropout Risk

College students who use marijuana and other illegal substances, even occasionally, are more likely to leave school than students who don't dabble in drugs, new research finds.
Health Highlights: March 22, 2013

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