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  1. Female Triathletes and Incontinence

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women who compete in triathlons are at increased risk for pelvic floor disorders, including incontinence, and other health problems, a new study says. "There has been a surge in popularity of high-impact sports such as t

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  2. Parents of Obese Kids Often View Them as Healthy

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Parents of obese children often don't view their kids as unhealthy or recognize the health consequences of excess weight or inactivity, according to a new study. The children of the families surveyed for the new resear

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  3. FDA Approves Hard-to-Abuse Narcotic Painkiller

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new formulation of a powerful narcotic painkiller that discourages potential abusers from snorting or injecting the drug has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Called Targiniq ER and made by Purdue Ph

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  4. Too Few Teens Receive HPV Shot, CDC Says

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An "unacceptably low" number of girls and boys are getting the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, which protects against cervical, anal and other cancers, U.S. health officials said Thursday. The U.S. Centers for Dise

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  5. Study: Car Interiors Reach Dangerous Temps All Year

    July 24, 2014 -- After a string of high-profile cases of kids being left in hot cars this year, a new study shows just how quickly heat can become a danger, even in cooler months of the year. Researchers in Texas measured in the temperatures inside a car on a single day each month in 2012, checking

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  6. Will 3-D Printing Revolutionize Medicine?

    July 23, 2014 -- Sydney Kendall lost her right arm below the elbow in a boating accident when she was 6 years old. Now 13, Sydney has used several prosthetic arms. But none is as practical -- nor as cool, she’d argue -- as her pink, plastic, 3-D-printed robotic arm. The arm was custom-designed for h

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  7. Antibiotic Resistance a Growing Threat: CDC Head

    July 24, 2014 -- Tougher measures to control antibiotic resistance need to be taken in the coming years, to avoid the possibility of it becoming the "next pandemic," the head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday. During an event at the National Press Club, CDC Director

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  8. Dangerous Use of Growth Hormone Surges Among Teens

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A growing number of U.S. teens are using synthetic human growth hormone (hGH) to boost their muscles and athletic ability, a new study finds. The percentage of teens who admit to using hGH jumped to 11 percent i

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  9. Painful, Itchy Patches Could Be Sign of Skin Cancer

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Painful or itchy skin lesions could be a warning sign of skin cancer, researchers report. "Patients sometimes have multiple lesions that are suspicious looking, and those that are itchy or painful should raise high conc

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  10. Sleep Loss May Boost False Memories

    July 24, 2014 -- People who don't get enough sleep may find they're more likely to form false memories, researchers say. Psychologists say plenty of evidence shows that failing to get a full 8 hours of sleep harms thinking skills, but they wanted to see the effect on how we remember things. "Recent

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