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  1. Can Prenatal Gene Tests Spot Cancer in Mom-to-Be?

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Abnormal results on noninvasive, prenatal genetic tests don't always indicate a problem with the fetus. In some cases, these tests may uncover maternal cancers, a new study reports. "If the test comes back abnormal, the

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  2. Pesticide Chemicals, Brain Issues in Kids Linked?

    July 13, 2015 -- Pyrethroids are chemicals commonly used in products aimed at killing insects, head lice, and fleas on pets. They were created to replace now-banned chemicals in insecticides and other products.  But new research is raising questions about their safety as well, linking them to brain

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  3. Climate Change May Already Be Costing U.S. Lives

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that U.S. climate change, and the unpredictable temperature swings it can bring, may boost death rates in seniors. "Temperature variability emerges as a key feature in the potential impacts of climate

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  4. Barber Foods Recalls Stuffed Chicken Breasts

    July 13, 2015 -- About 1.7 million pound of frozen, raw stuffed chicken breasts are being recalled by Barber Foods due to possible salmonella contamination. An initial recall of about 58,000 pounds of the chicken breasts produced on Jan. 29, Feb. 20 and April 23 was announced on July 2 after an outb

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  5. Surgery May Beat Drugs for Ulcerative Colitis

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Surgery may extend the lives of older adults with the inflammatory bowel disease ulcerative colitis, new research suggests. A study of thousands of adults with the condition compared results of surgery to those of long-t

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  6. Wild Mushrooms Might Be Your Last Meal

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A healthy 52-year-old woman who ate wild mushrooms growing in a Canadian park nearly died from her error. Within 12 hours, she was in an emergency room with severe abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. After 36

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  7. Fast Food No Worse for Health Than Sit-Down Meals

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Eating on the run might not be so bad after all: A new study finds diners consume more salt and cholesterol in sit-down restaurants than they do in fast-food joints. "People usually view fast food as junk food, and blame it f

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  8. Drug Given to Moms-to-Be Won't Help Baby's Weight

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Taking the diabetes drug metformin during pregnancy doesn't reduce an obese woman's risk of having an overweight baby, a new study finds. Exposure to excess blood sugar in the womb may contribute to a baby having a high bi

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  9. Smoking Linked to Schizophrenia

    July 10, 2015 -- People with schizophrenia are three times more likely to smoke than those who don't have the mental health condition, a study published in Lancet Psychiatry says. Experts at King's College London say that although links have been noted before between tobacco use and psychosis, there

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  10. Marijuana Study Counters 'Gateway' Theory

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Marijuana may not be the "gateway drug" some believe it to be, a new study contends. Instead, teens smoke pot for very specific reasons, and it is those reasons that appear to prompt their decision to try other drugs, re

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