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January 23, 2013

Health Tip: Get Fit During Your Commute

(HealthDay News) -- Sitting in the car may not be the only way to get to work.

Health Tip: In Chronic Pain?

(HealthDay News) -- If you have frequent pain, taking control of your condition and living a healthier lifestyle can help you cope.

Jaw Pain Disorder Tied to Anxiety, Depression

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 23 (HealthDay News) -- There's a link between depression and anxiety symptoms and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder pain, a condition that affects the jaw, according to a new study.

Study Links Epilepsy Drug in Pregnancy to Lower IQ

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 23 (HealthDay News) -- Children of mothers who take the antiepileptic drug valproate during pregnancy have lower IQ scores at age 6, a new study says.

Blood Test Might Help Guide Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

TUESDAY, Jan. 22 (HealthDay News) -- A simple blood test might help predict a pancreatic cancer patient's chances of benefiting from chemotherapy, a small study suggests.

Too Much Sitting May Lower Odds of Surviving Colon Cancer

TUESDAY, Jan. 22 (HealthDay News) -- People diagnosed with colorectal cancer who spend a lot of their leisure time sitting have a higher risk of dying, according to researchers at the American Cancer Society.

Condoms Don't Diminish Sexual Pleasure, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 23 (HealthDay News) -- Try it, you'll like it -- probably more than you think.

Oxygen Therapy Spurs Recovery in Some Stroke Patients

TUESDAY, Jan. 22 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers in Israel report that they harnessed the same type of therapy that helps scuba divers recover from the bends to spur recovery in stroke survivors.

U.S. Vets With Gulf War Syndrome Need Individualized Treatment: Report

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 23 (HealthDay News) -- A one-size-fits-all approach to treating U.S. veterans with Gulf War Syndrome does not work, and therapy needs to be tailored to meet each patient's needs, according to a new Institute of Medicine report released Wednesday.

Health Highlights: Jan. 23, 2013

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

'Nightcaps' Don't Help You Sleep Better After All

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 23 (HealthDay News) -- Alcohol may help you get to sleep faster and sleep better at first, but it disrupts your sleep later in the night, according to British researchers who reviewed all known scientific studies on alcohol's impact on sleep.

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