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January 29, 2013

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

(HealthDay News) -- You're probably tired of all of the "don't do this" advice you've heard during your pregnancy.

Health Tip: Promote Healthy Teeth

(HealthDay News) -- 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

TUESDAY, Jan. 29 (HealthDay News) -- 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

TUESDAY, Jan. 29 (HealthDay News) -- 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?

TUESDAY, Jan. 29 (HealthDay News) -- 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

TUESDAY, Jan. 29 (HealthDay News) -- 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

TUESDAY, Jan. 29 (HealthDay News) -- 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

TUESDAY, Jan. 29 (HealthDay News) -- 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

TUESDAY, Jan. 29 (HealthDay News) -- 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

TUESDAY, Jan. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Being open about their sexual orientation offers health benefits for lesbians, gays and bisexuals, according to a new study.

Health Highlights: Jan. 29, 2013

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

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