Pain Patches Making Gains in U.S.

FRIDAY, Jan. 21 (HealthDay News) -- Americans suffering from muscle pain are used to taking a pill or rubbing in a cream to help soothe their aches.

Yoga's Spiritual Balance May Boost Health

FRIDAY, Jan. 21 (HealthDay News) -- Yoga may be becoming more of a mainstream approach to Americans' health woes.

Health Tip: Protect Against Peanut Reactions

(HealthDay News) -- If your child is allergic to peanuts or nuts, strict precautions can help prevent a life-threatening reaction.

Health Tip: Prepare to Bring Baby Home

(HealthDay News) -- Most babies are ready to leave the hospital within two to five days of birth. For parents, that means a lot of preparation.

Pets May Pass Illnesses to Owners

THURSDAY, Jan. 20 (HealthDay News) -- You might want to think twice before snuggling in bed at night with Fido or Fluffy.

Childhood Last Name Predicts Whether You Buy Early, Late: Study

FRIDAY, Jan. 21 (HealthDay News) -- The first letter of your childhood surname may influence your consumer behavior as an adult, according to a new study.

Study Suggests How Music Fools the Ear

FRIDAY, Jan. 21 (HealthDay News) -- Many of the greatest pieces of music sound highly complex but can be reduced to simple patterns by the brain, a new study shows.

Apology May Leave You Feeling Unsatisfied, Study Finds

FRIDAY, Jan. 21 (HealthDay News) -- Apologies are often less satisfying than people expect them to be, a new Dutch study indicates.

Commuters May Catch More Than the Bus, Tram

FRIDAY, Jan. 21 (HealthDay News) -- People who use public transportation have a nearly sixfold increased risk of developing an acute respiratory infection that requires a visit to the doctor, researchers report.

Severe Mental Health Disorders Untreated in Many U.S. Teens

FRIDAY, Jan. 21 (HealthDay News) -- Among American teens, many with severe mental disorders never receive treatment, the results of a new study suggest.

HEPA Filter May Improve Air Near Wood-Burning Stoves

FRIDAY, Jan. 21 (HealthDay News) -- HEPA filters may help lower the risk of cardiovascular disease caused by exposure to indoor air pollution, a new study suggests.

Families of Deployed Military Carry Heavy Load

FRIDAY, Jan. 21 (HealthDay News) -- Families of U.S. military personnel deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan face a number of challenges as relationships change and they have to take on more household responsibilities, new research shows.

People Appear to Use Senses to Keep Track of Time

FRIDAY, Jan. 21 (HealthDay News) -- A person's perception of time may be influenced more by sensory information than by a specific internal clock, suggests a new study.

Rep. Giffords Set to Begin Rehab in Houston

FRIDAY, Jan. 21 (HealthDay News) -- Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords started the next phase Friday in her remarkable recovery from a gunshot wound to the brain, taking a flight from Tucson to Houston, where she will begin intensive therapy at a rehabilitation center.

Alzheimer's Scan Might Help Spot Disease

FRIDAY, Jan. 21 (HealthDay News) -- An advisory panel's recommendation that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approve a new chemical that can highlight the telltale signs of Alzheimer's in brain scans may one day help doctors diagnose the neurodegenerative disease, experts said Friday.

Clinical Trials Update: Jan. 21, 2011

(HealthDay News) -- Here are the latest clinical trials, courtesy of ClinicalConnection.com:

Health Highlights: Jan. 21, 2011

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