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January 22, 2014

Health Tip: Losing Weight? Reduce Your Risk of Gallstones

(HealthDay News) -- If you're among the millions of people who are trying to lose weight, you may not realize that you could be at greater risk of developing gallstones.

Timing of Heart Attack Tied to Death Risk

TUESDAY, Jan. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Heart attack patients are more likely to die if they arrive at the hospital at night or on a weekend, a large new review finds.

Smog Linked to Higher Heart Attack Risk

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Long-term exposure to smog increases the risk of heart attack and angina, the chest pain associated with heart disease, a new study suggests.

Children Who Lose Close Relative at Risk of Mental Problems: Study

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children who experience the death of a family member are at slightly increased risk for psychotic illnesses such as schizophrenia later in life, a large new study reveals.

Dissolving 'Scaffolds' Could Help Treat Leg Artery Disease

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Drug-coated "scaffolds" that are placed in the arteries and then melt away over time could offer a new treatment for people with painfully clogged leg arteries, an early study suggests.

Could Turning Down the Thermostat Help You Lose Weight?

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Could your warm and cozy home be hindering your weight-loss efforts?

Wealthier Women More Likely to Use Fertility Services: CDC

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New U.S. government statistics show there's still a major divide among women when it comes to infertility: Poor, nonwhite and less educated women are the least likely to seek services to get pregnant.

Health Highlights: Jan. 22, 2014

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

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