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Health stories for Feb. 7, 2013

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Posted: Feb 7, 2013 6:22 PM
Updated: Feb 7, 2013 6:22 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: stress, depression, heart disease, diabetes, headaches, stomach pain, muscle tension, restaurants, portion size, pregnancy, air pollution

UNDATED - Here are today's 2 Your Health stories for Feb. 7, 2013 -

No matter who you are, you've felt stressed.

Now there's new health concerns that come from dealing with too much stress.

Among the things that can trigger stress is personal health concerns, which ironically can be brought on by too much stress.

Too much stress can lead to depression, affect heart disease and diabetes.

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Psychological stress can lead to heart issues, even if you're healthy.

Doctors say if stress gives you headaches, stomach pain or muscle tension, it doesn't mean you're going to have a heart attack, but can lead to problems.

Lightening your load can help you feel better.

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Restaurants are cashing in on the health craze.

They're adding more nutritious options, while also cutting back on portion size.

The smaller portions, which aren't necessarily cheaper, are not only good for customers' health, but also restaurant owners' bottom lines.

They are providing healthier options because of consumer demand, as well as looming federal regulations requiring them to post calorie counts on menus.

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New concerns over pregnant women who breathe in high levels of air pollution.

Researchers say it increases their risk of having babies with low birth weight.

That is linked to higher infant mortality, as well as diseases in childhood and into their adult years.

The authors say air pollution is also associated with other pregnancy complications, such as slowing a fetus's growth, premature birth and stillbirth.

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