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Health News for 02/06/14

February 06, 2014

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Health Tip: Understand Your Risk of Heart Disease

Coronary artery disease occurs when plaque builds up in the vessels and restricts blood flow to the heart.
Health Tip: Protect Yourself While Clearing Snow

Clearing the snow is a common winter chore, but don't forget that it's physically challenging. So make sure you're up to the task.
Voice Changes May Follow 'Nose Job' in Some Patients

Having a "nose job" might not just change your profile, it could also change your voice, according to a small new study.
Brain Study Explores 'Inner World' of Autism

A small new study suggests that the brains of children with autism churn busily when they seem to be not doing anything -- potentially explaining why people with autism often seem lost in their own inner worlds.
Fever-Related Seizures in Kids Eased by Epilepsy Drug: Study

Early treatment with antiepileptic drugs reduces the length of fever-related seizures in children, according to a new study.
Infants' Response to Talking Faces May Be Clue to Autism

Infants who shifted their gaze from faces of people who were speaking were more likely to be diagnosed with autism when they were older, a new study reveals.
Want to Keep the Weight Off? Weekday Meals May Be Key

People trying to lose weight should pay close attention to what they eat during the week, and not worry as much about enjoying themselves during the weekend, a new study suggests.
Psychotherapy May Be Effective Alternate Treatment for Schizophrenia, Study Finds

A form of psychotherapy known as cognitive behavioral therapy may be an effective option for schizophrenia patients who are unable or unwilling to take antipsychotic drugs, a new study suggests.
Could Low-Fat Yogurt Help Ward Off Diabetes?

People looking to avoid type 2 diabetes might want to increase the amount of yogurt they eat, a new study by British researchers suggests.
Scientists Generate Insulin-Producing Cells in Diabetic Mice

In a potential breakthrough for the treatment of type 1 diabetes, researchers have successfully turned mouse skin cells into insulin-producing beta cells.
Health Highlights: Feb. 6, 2014

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