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Health stories for Feb. 12, 2013

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UNDATED - Here are today's 2 Your Health stories for Feb. 12, 2013 -

The older you are, the happier you are now.

But when it comes to overall satisfaction with life, older people may not have as much of that.

A study from Florida State University says it has to do with economic conditions.

People who lived during bad economic times, like the Great Depression, were less satisfied with their lives as a whole.

Researchers say the study could be important for young people who went through the recent economic downturn.


Parents who have a favorite child, may be adversely affecting the family.

A new study says showing preference for one child, especially when it's obvious, can negatively effect the entire family, including the child getting all the attention.

It also says if one sibling acts out, they will ultimately win attention.

Doctors say children will react when they sense parenting differences which may be unfair to them.

Moms who are stresses are more likely to favor one child over another.


There may be a surprising new ally in the battle against the bulge.

Researchers at the University of Michigan found a drug that fights canker sores... Made obese mice thinner, even though the mice didn't exercise more or eat less.

Testing in humans should begin later this year.

Doctors at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge say it could lead to the development of new anti-obesity drugs.



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