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  1. Cystic Fibrosis Medicine Study Offers Hope

    May 26, 2015 -- Cystic fibrosis has been a frightening fact of life for Paige Ellens and her mother, Sharla, since Paige was born 17 years ago. This ongoing, life-threatening disease causes the lungs to fill up with thick and sticky mucus. That mucus can block the airways, which damages the lungs an

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  2. HPV Shot for Girls May Help Prevent Male Cancer

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Males benefit indirectly when girls are immunized against the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV), according to a new Dutch study. However, males still have a risk of developing HPV-related cancers, the study a

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  3. They Overcame Childhood Cancer, But Now Obesity?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Certain treatments may increase a childhood cancer survivor's risk of obesity later in life, a new study says. "The ability to identify patients at increased risk may guide selection of therapeutic protocols that will maxim

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  4. Measles May Weaken Immune System for Up to 3 Years

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that children who survive a measles infection remain vulnerable to other potentially deadly infections for as long as two or three years after the measles infection. The finding is yet another reaso

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  5. Whooping Cough Vaccine Loses Strength Over Time

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A booster shot of the whooping cough vaccine that is given to preteens loses a large measure of effectiveness within a few years, new research reveals. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention investigation may help

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  6. Kids of Sleepwalking Parents Likely to Sleepwalk

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More than 60 percent of children with two sleepwalking parents go on to develop the condition themselves, new research shows. "These findings point to a strong genetic influence on sleepwalking and, to a lesser degree, sleep

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  7. Milder Autism Typically Diagnosed Later in Girls

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Girls on the milder end of the autism spectrum tend to be diagnosed at a later age than boys, possibly because their symptoms are less severe, a new study has found. Doctors diagnosed girls with Asperger's syndrome and

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  8. Doctors: Head Lice Should Not Bar Kids From School

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Outbreaks of head lice in kids can be effectively treated without banning infected children from school, new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) say. In fact, the AAP believes that doctors and other h

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  9. HPV Vaccine Produces Early Benefits for Teen Girls

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Girls as young as 14 are receiving important health benefits from the HPV vaccine, which protects against a sexually transmitted virus that causes cervical cancer, a new study reports. Canadian girls who received the va

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  10. Just 1 Hour of Daily TV Boosts Kids' Obesity Risk

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, April 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Watching television, even for just an hour a day, may boost the risk that young children will be overweight or obese, according to new research. "Children who watch one to two hours of TV a day, as opposed to those who

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