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    1. Contaminated Gloves a No-No in Hospitals

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Health care workers who wear contaminated gloves can transfer bacteria onto hospital surfaces, a new study warns. "Infection control is a priority for all hospitals to reduce the spread of [bacteria]," said study author Sa

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    2. Flint's Lead Crisis 'Entirely Preventable'

      By Margaret Farley Steele HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Analysis of blood samples from young children of Flint, Mich., shows they had much more lead in their blood when the city used local drinking water in an effort to cut costs, a new U.S. government study reveals. A

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    3. New Treatment Shows Promise for Knee Arthritis

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- For those who suffer debilitating arthritis in their knees, researchers report in a small study that just one injection of stem cells can reduce pain and inflammation. The idea is experimental: Extract stem cells from a patie

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    4. Diabetes Ups Risk of Heart Attack Death

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People with diabetes are much more likely to die after a heart attack than people without the blood sugar condition, a new study finds. Researchers included 700,000 people in the study. All of them were hospitalized with a

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    5. Smoking May Hinder Common Breast Cancer Treatment

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking may blunt the effectiveness of a certain kind of breast cancer treatment, new research suggests. Among breast cancer patients taking a class of drugs called aromatase inhibitors, smokers had a three times greater

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    6. Painkiller Misuse in U.S. Doubled in Decade

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- More bad news from the U.S. drug wars: Misuse of prescription opioid painkillers by American adults more than doubled from the early 2000s to 2013, a new government study says. Rates of addiction to powerful painkillers su

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    7. Southern States Lagging in Tough Smoking Bans

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Smokers in southern states can still find plenty of places to spread secondhand smoke to others, a new report finds. In fact, no states in the U.S. Southeast have comprehensive smoke-free laws to protect nonsmokers from

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    8. Sprained Ankle May Have Longer-Term Health Effects

      By E.J. Mundell HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many Americans have suffered through an ankle break or sprain, but new research suggests these injuries might have a larger effect on health. The study, based on a survey of thousands of adults, found that people with inj

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    9. Scans May Spare These Patients From Chemo

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A certain type of medical scan can be used to help spare some Hodgkin lymphoma patients from the severe side effects of chemotherapy, a new study suggests. Researchers found that PET imaging can identify patients whose H

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    10. FluMist Nasal Flu Vaccine Ineffective: CDC Panel

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Americans may have to do without the easier, nasal spray form of flu vaccine next flu season, a panel of experts decided Wednesday. That's because the medicine, called FluMist, has been largely ineffective in children in

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