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January 21, 2013

Health Tip: Help Protect Kids from Flu

(HealthDay News) -- The immune system of babies and young children is still developing, which puts them at increased risk of getting the flu.

Health Tip: Avoid the Same Old Grain

(HealthDay News) -- Most pantries stock some type of grain. But the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics says you don't always have to settle for the same old fare.

'Microbeads' May Boost Survival in Advanced Colon Cancer Patients

SATURDAY, Jan. 19 (HealthDay News) -- For advanced colon cancer patients who have developed liver tumors, so-called "radioactive beads" implanted near these tumors may extend survival nearly a year longer than among patients on chemotherapy alone, a small new study finds.

Tired Couples May Take Each Other For Granted

MONDAY, Jan. 21 (HealthDay News) -- If you feel underappreciated by your spouse, it may be because he or she isn't getting enough sleep, a new study suggests.

Poorer Neighborhoods Often Have Less Safe Playgrounds

MONDAY, Jan. 21 (HealthDay News) -- Most playgrounds are safe for children, but many of them -- particularly those in poorer neighborhoods -- need improvement, a Chicago-area survey found.

Loneliness May Take a Physical Toll

MONDAY, Jan. 21 (HealthDay News) -- Being lonely does more than just make a person feel sad -- loneliness can affect a person's physical health, researchers report.

FDA Gives Nod to Botox to Treat Overactive Bladder

FRIDAY, Jan. 18 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday gave its approval for the use of Botox against a form of urinary incontinence known as overactive bladder.

Give Away Your Money, Feel Happier?

MONDAY, Jan. 21 (HealthDay News) -- Having pots of money doesn't necessarily make you happy, study after study has found. But giving away money -- even if you're not rich -- is likely to make you feel wealthier, and thus happier, new research contends.

Health Highlights: Jan. 21, 2013

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