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Belief in Acupuncture Key to Effect on Back Pain, Study Suggests
Doctor says finding illustrates power of placebo effect

Hepatitis C Infections in Hospitals Show Need for Tight Infection Control Practices
In both cases, there were breaches in safety rules, CDC reports

Immune System Changes Tied to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Researchers saw evidence only in first 3 years of disease, findings could lead to early test

In Northeast, Weather Changes May Mean More Ticks, Earlier
Warming trend could affect the spread of Lyme disease, research suggests

Global Blood Pressure Program Could Save Millions of Lives, Experts Say
Improving access to care, treatment is key, especially in lower-income countries

Hospital Design May Not Boost Patient Satisfaction, Research Suggests
Aesthetics aren't as important as care from doctors, nurses and staff, study notes

1 in 5 Preemies With Lung Disease Exposed to Secondhand Smoke
22 percent were from what parents said were nonsmoking homes, study finds

Airport Screenings Miss Roughly Half of Sick Travelers: Study
Dishonesty among passengers about exposure to diseases biggest barrier to effective checks

ER Physician Raises Concerns About Powdered Caffeine
One teaspoon of substance equivalent to about 25 cups of coffee

When Babies Spit Up, Don't Panic
Expert offers tips on lowering chances of episodes, knowing when to worry

Study Links Recession to Spike in Suicides Among Middle-Aged
Big jump in rates seen during 2007-2010, when U.S. economy was lagging

Seasonal Flu Vaccine Even Less Effective Than Thought: CDC
And nasal version appears to provide no protection at all for young children

Epilepsy Surgery Gets High Marks From Patients in Survey
92 percent said it was worthwhile, with fewer seizures and higher quality-of-life

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