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  1. More High School Athletes Using 'Dip' and 'Chew'

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- High school athletes may be getting the message that cigarettes are bad for their health, but the same can't be said for smokeless tobacco, a new government report shows. In fact, these young athletes were almost 80 pe

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  2. Electrical Bursts May Help Fight Pancreatic Cancer

    By Emily Willingham HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Using tiny but powerful bursts of electricity to make holes in pancreatic cancer cells may improve survival rates for some patients, new research suggests. Using zaps of electricity in certain patients can "nearly dou

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  3. Strep Throat: How Soon Can Kids Go Back to School?

    Sept. 3, 2015 -- Children treated for strep throat with the prescription drug amoxicillin might be able to return to school the next day without putting other kids at risk for catching the illness, suggests a study published online in the Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. But parents, take note:

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  4. One-Third of Kids With ADHD Diagnosed Before Age 6

    By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Almost a third of U.S. children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) were diagnosed before the age of 6, even though there aren't many valid tests to support diagnosis in children that young, a new federal

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  5. Smartphones, Tablets May Lower Kids' Sleep Hormone

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research offers a compelling reason for parents to ban smartphones, tablets and laptops in their children's bedrooms at night: The bright light of these devices may lower levels of melatonin, a hormone that prompts sle

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  6. Younger Women With Diabetes and Heart Attack Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Young women with diabetes are much more likely to have a heart attack than those without the blood sugar disease, new research says. The study from Poland also found that young women who actually had a heart attack were

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  7. More People Getting Knees Replaced, at Younger Age

    By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Aging baby boomers are getting bum knees replaced at a greater rate, and at a younger age, than ever before, a new U.S. study confirms. The data, from the National Hospital Discharge Survey, shows that between 2000 and 201

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  8. FDA Issues Warning About Skin Lighteners

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Injectable skin-lightening products are potentially unsafe and ineffective, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns. The agency has not approved any of these products, and they may contain unknown harmful ingredient

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  9. Chewing Tobacco Kills More Than 250,000 Yearly

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- While cigarette smoking is a known killer, many people don't realize that smokeless tobacco is linked to more than a quarter of a million deaths worldwide each year, British researchers report. The University of York te

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  10. Acupuncture Might Help Ease High Blood Pressure

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Can acupuncture benefit people with mildly or moderately elevated blood pressure? Perhaps, a small study suggests, but the researchers behind the trial acknowledge that it's too soon to say for sure. The researchers fou

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