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Health News for 01/29/13

January 29, 2013

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Health Tip: A Few 'Don'ts' During Pregnancy

You're probably tired of all of the "don't do this" advice you've heard during your pregnancy.
Health Tip: Promote Healthy Teeth

Your pearly whites are one of the first things people notice, so it's important to keep them looking their best.
Study: Lungs From Heavy Smokers OK for Transplant

Lungs of heavy smokers can be donated safely for use in adult double-lung transplants, a new study contends.
When It Comes to Spine Surgery, There Is No 'July Effect': Study

There's no proof to support the widely held belief that July is the worst time of year to have spinal surgery, according to a new study.
Can Brightly Colored Fruits, Veggies Protect Against ALS?

Eating bright orange, red or yellow fruits and dark-green vegetables rich in antioxidants may help prevent or delay the onset of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease, according to a new study.
Breast Cancer Gene May Be Tied to Early Menopause

Women with the BRCA gene, who are already at greater risk for breast and ovarian cancer, may also be at increased risk for early menopause, according to a new study.
High Blood Pressure in Kids May Be Less Common Than Thought

The number of U.S. kids with full-blown high blood pressure could be lower than previously thought, if new research findings are on the mark.
Late Lunch May Mean Less Weight Loss

People who like to eat lunch late in the afternoon may have more trouble shedding pounds than those who dine earlier, a new study suggests.
Brain Scan Study Suggests Docs 'Feel' Your Pain

Some doctors may really "feel" a patient's pain -- and also experience relief after they've given the patient treatment, new research suggests.
'Coming Out' Can Bring Health Benefits, Study Says

Being open about their sexual orientation offers health benefits for lesbians, gays and bisexuals, according to a new study.
Health Highlights: Jan. 29, 2013

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