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4 Your Health: Surgeons rockin' out; fighting depression with yoga; too many pills for Americans

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Tucson- People in the U.S. are taking more pills than ever before.

According to a new Consumer Reports survey, more than half of us take at least one prescription medication. Many in that group also take over-the-counter drugs, vitamins or other dietary supplements. That is far more than people in any other country.

Experts say a lot of these medications are unnecessary and put patients at risk of dangerous side effects and dependency.

Yoga for depression

Practicing yoga could help ease symptoms of depression.

Researchers looked at the effects of "Hatha", a type of yoga, focused on meditation and breathing exercises on adults with depression.

After eight weeks, patients had fewer symptoms of depression and reported a higher quality of life, than those on a wait list for yoga classes.

Rockin' operating rooms

According  to Spotify, surgeons like to "rock out" in the operating room.

A new survey reveals 90 percent of surgeons listen to music while operating and rock rules.

The most popular surgery tunes are '"Rock You Like A Hurricane", by the Scorpions.and Guns N' Roses' "Sweet Child 
O' Mine".

Doctors say music helps them relax, improves focus and breaks tension during quiet moments. But surgeons also reported, they turn down the music during critical points during surgery or when there are complications.

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