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January 08, 2013

Health Tip: Don't Neglect Warning Signs of Lung Disease

(HealthDay News) -- Your lungs are delicate organs, and whatever is in the air you breathe can directly affect their health.

Health Tip: Before You See a Podiatrist

(HealthDay News) -- If you've scheduled your first visit with a podiatrist, or foot doctor, plan ahead to get the most out of your appointment.

Popularity of 'Walk-In' Retail Health Clinics Growing: Poll

TUESDAY, Jan. 8 (HealthDay News) -- The popularity of "walk-in" medical clinics located in pharmacies, superstores and workplaces nationwide is increasing rapidly, according to a new Harris Interactive/HealthDaypoll.

Study Suggests Genetic Link Between Epilepsy, Migraine

TUESDAY, Jan. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Migraines and epilepsy may share some of the same genetic roots, a new study suggests.

Breast Milk Contains More Than 700 Bacteria Types: Study

TUESDAY, Jan. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Breast milk contains more than 700 species of bacteria, which is more than previously believed, according to a new study.

Time Spent on Malpractice Suits May Take Toll on Doctors

TUESDAY, Jan. 8 (HealthDay News) -- American doctors spend nearly 11 percent of their careers with malpractice claims waiting to be resolved, new research indicates.

Ancient Pills Found in Shipwreck Offer Rare Insight Into Early Medicine

TUESDAY, Jan. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Archeologists investigating an ancient shipwreck off the coast of Tuscany report they have stumbled upon a rare find: a tightly closed tin container with well-preserved medicine dating back to about 140-130 B.C.

1/3 of Docs Often Prescribe Brand-Name Drugs Over Generics: Study

TUESDAY, Jan. 8 (HealthDay News) -- More than a third of American doctors say they sometimes or often write prescriptions for pricier, brand-name drugs when a patient requests it, despite the availability of cheaper and equally effective generic options, a new national survey reveals.

Health Highlights: Jan. 8, 2013

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:

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