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January 22, 2013

Health Tip: Create a Winter Emergency Kit

(HealthDay News) -- Creating a winter emergency kit can keep you safe in the event of bad weather, at home or on the road.

Health Tip: Protect Against Flu During Pregnancy

(HealthDay News) -- Changes in a pregnant woman's immune system put her at greater-than-average risk of getting the flu.

Many Americans Back Nicotine Restrictions in Cigarettes: Survey

TUESDAY, Jan. 22 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly half of Americans would support a government-mandated reduction of nicotine levels in cigarettes, according to a new study.

Physical, Sexual Assault May Raise Soldiers' Suicide Risk

TUESDAY, Jan. 22 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. military personnel who were the victims of sexual or physical assault as adults are at increased risk for suicidal thoughts or actions, according to a new study.

Study Finds Older Male Scientists Likelier to Commit Research Fraud

TUESDAY, Jan. 22 (HealthDay News) -- Male and older scientists are more likely than female and younger colleagues to commit research misconduct, according to a new study.

One in Six Cases of Adult Asthma May Be Linked to Workplace

MONDAY, Jan. 21 (HealthDay News) -- The type of jobs people have may increase their risk for developing asthma as an adult, a new British study suggests.

Got the Flu? Rest First, Exercise Later, Experts Say

TUESDAY, Jan. 22 (HealthDay News) -- Although regular exercise has been linked to a strong immune system, people with flu symptoms, such as fever, extreme tiredness, muscle aches and swollen lymph glands, should avoid physical exertion while sick and for two weeks after they recover, according to the American Council on Exercise.

Obese Drivers May Be More Likely to Die in Car Crashes

TUESDAY, Jan. 22 (HealthDay News) -- Obese drivers are up to 80 percent more likely to die in a car crash than normal-weight drivers, a new study finds.

Happy in Marriage, Heavier on the Scale?

TUESDAY, Jan. 22 (HealthDay News) -- Everyone has had that friend who was svelte when single and then became noticeably more plump after entering a state of marital bliss.

Health Highlights: Jan. 22, 2013

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

Botox Approved for Overactive Bladder

TUESDAY, Jan. 22 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of Botox (onabotulinumtoxinA) has been expanded to include adults with overactive bladder who don't respond to a class of drugs called anticholinergics.

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