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Health News for 10/23/12

October 23, 2012

Health Tip: Don't Take the Wrong Medication

Common medications can be dangerous if taken incorrectly, or accidentally by children.
Health Tip: Wash Your Hands

Washing hands helps prevent the spread of germs, and should be done frequently.
Powerful People Tend Not to Return Smiles, Study Says

Powerful people try not to mimic the facial expressions of other powerful people, according to a new study.
Kids Still Swallowing Magnets Despite Warning Labels

Warning labels do little to prevent children from swallowing high-powered magnets that can tear holes in the stomach and bowel and cause severe, life-threatening complications, a new study found.
Antiviral Therapy for Hepatitis C May Thwart Liver Cancer

Using antiviral drugs to treat patients with chronic hepatitis C infection may greatly reduce their risk of liver cancer, according to a new study.
Is Perfect Pitch Genetic?

Having perfect pitch may have as much to do with your genes as with early and extensive musical training, according to a new study.
10-Minute 'Tension Tamer' at Bedtime May Help You Sleep: Study

Comedian W.C. Fields once said that "the best cure for insomnia is to get a lot of sleep." But, of course, that's not always so easy.
3-D Mammograms Might Be Safer, More Accurate, Early Study Shows

Scientists have developed a new technique to produce 3-D images of breast tissue that they say are two to three times sharper than current hospital CT scans with a lower radiation dose than is delivered currently by conventional mammograms.
Health Highlights: Oct. 23, 2012

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Records Show Problems at Steroid Pharmacy as Far Back as '06

State records show that the Massachusetts specialty pharmacy at the epicenter of the nationwide meningitis outbreak was plagued by problems as far back as 2006, according to published reports.



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