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  1. Many Traveling Abroad Lack Key Vaccinations

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many Americans traveling overseas are not immunized against highly contagious diseases, new research shows. Outbreaks of certain infections -- such as measles and hepatitis A -- could be prevented if more U.S. trave

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  2. Could Bugs Help End World Hunger? FAQ

    Oct. 9, 2015 -- The idea might fill you with horror, but there is a growing interest in the potential benefits of using insects in food. So much so that the European Food Safety Authority has just carried out a risk assessment of producing, processing, and eating this alternative source of protein.

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  3. Infections, Not Clumsiness, Cause Many Falls

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People arriving at the emergency room for a fall may be there due to an underlying infection rather than clumsiness, a new study suggests. Infection-related falls usually affect older people but can happen to anyone

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  4. These Are the Most Stigmatized Skin Disorders

    By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Psoriasis and cold sores top the list of stigmatized skin conditions, a new survey indicates, but experts say much of the ill will directed at sufferers is misguided. Surveying 56 people, Boston researchers found that nea

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  5. Talk Therapy for Depression: FAQ

    Oct. 9, 2015 -- It's often recommended as the first type of treatment for people with depression.  But a recent study found that the benefits of talk therapy, also known as psychotherapy or counseling, are exaggerated in medical publications. Some studies over the years have hinted the same thing ab

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  6. Organic Produce Reduces Pesticide Levels in Kids

    Oct. 9, 2015 -- Eating organic fruits and vegetables leads to a significant decline in the amount of pesticides and herbicides in children's bodies, a new study says. It included 20 children in Oakland, Calif. and 20 children in the agricultural community of Salinas, about 100 miles south of Oakland

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  7. Organic Cheese Recalled by Whole Foods Market

    Oct. 9, 2015 -- Possible listeria contamination has led to the recall of all cut, wrapped and weighed Papillon organic Roquefort cheese sold at Whole Foods Market stores across the United States. Listeria infection (listeriosis) can cause serious, life-threatening illness. Whole Foods Market announc

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  8. Dying at Home Brings More Peace Without More Pain

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The choice to die at home, rather than in a hospital, provides great comfort to both the patient and their loved ones, a new British study says. People who die at home experience more peace in their final days and hours t

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  9. FAQ: Hormone Therapy for Menopause

    (Editor's note: Story updated Oct. 9, 2015, with new guidelines from the Endocrine Society.) March 31, 2015 -- If you're in menopause, you might wonder if hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can help or harm your health. Research on the pros and cons of HRT has been on a rollercoaster-like path for de

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  10. Common Gene Variant May Raise Miscarriage Risk

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists report that a common gene variant may be linked to both early pregnancy loss and failed in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments. The variant in a woman's genome, which causes errors in the cell replicat

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