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February 06, 2014

Health Tip: Understand Your Risk of Heart Disease

(HealthDay News) -- Coronary artery disease occurs when plaque builds up in the vessels and restricts blood flow to the heart.

Health Tip: Protect Yourself While Clearing Snow

(HealthDay News) -- Clearing the snow is a common winter chore, but don't forget that it's physically challenging. So make sure you're up to the task.

Voice Changes May Follow 'Nose Job' in Some Patients

THURSDAY, Feb. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Having a "nose job" might not just change your profile, it could also change your voice, according to a small new study.

Brain Study Explores 'Inner World' of Autism

THURSDAY, Feb. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A small new study suggests that the brains of children with autism churn busily when they seem to be not doing anything -- potentially explaining why people with autism often seem lost in their own inner worlds.

Fever-Related Seizures in Kids Eased by Epilepsy Drug: Study

THURSDAY, Feb. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Early treatment with antiepileptic drugs reduces the length of fever-related seizures in children, according to a new study.

Infants' Response to Talking Faces May Be Clue to Autism

THURSDAY, Feb. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Infants who shifted their gaze from faces of people who were speaking were more likely to be diagnosed with autism when they were older, a new study reveals.

Want to Keep the Weight Off? Weekday Meals May Be Key

THURSDAY, Feb. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People trying to lose weight should pay close attention to what they eat during the week, and not worry as much about enjoying themselves during the weekend, a new study suggests.

Psychotherapy May Be Effective Alternate Treatment for Schizophrenia, Study Finds

THURSDAY, Feb. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A form of psychotherapy known as cognitive behavioral therapy may be an effective option for schizophrenia patients who are unable or unwilling to take antipsychotic drugs, a new study suggests.

Could Low-Fat Yogurt Help Ward Off Diabetes?

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People looking to avoid type 2 diabetes might want to increase the amount of yogurt they eat, a new study by British researchers suggests.

Scientists Generate Insulin-Producing Cells in Diabetic Mice

THURSDAY, Feb. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In a potential breakthrough for the treatment of type 1 diabetes, researchers have successfully turned mouse skin cells into insulin-producing beta cells.

Health Highlights: Feb. 6, 2014

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