Here’s what’s is making health news this morning:
Research on Pain Medicines Seeks a Genetic-Trait Link (WSJ):An international research team,based at the University of Pennsylvania,got an $ 18 million grant from the federal government to study how genetic and other factors might affect people’s response to painkillers like Celebrex and Aleve. The goal:to make use of the medicines safer and more effective.
Honesty May Aid Health (USA Today):People who were honest complained less about their physical and mental health than people who lied,according to a new study measuring participants’reports of sore throats,tense feelings and other issues. The study,presented at the American Psychological Association’s annual meeting by a University of Notre Dame researcher,examined 110 people for ten weeks.