Today’s Top Medical Stories – November 24, 2016

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A new study suggests a link between high-risk medications often used to treat anxiety and falls among the elderly.  Doctors say electronically prescribed default dosages were too high for geriatric patients in about 57-percent of cases.

Scientists in Britain say lab mice who have a certain receptor gene were protected against obesity when fed a high-fat diet. Researchers say the discovery may lead to better pharmaceuticals for regulating human appetites.

And there are scientificallyproven benefits for continuing to give thanks long past Thanksgiving.  Studies have shown that cultivating gratitude can boost physical and psychological health,  improve relationships, and help you sleep better.   

(Don Champion, CBS News)

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