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  1. Dengue Fever Vaccine Shows Some Promise in Trial

    By  Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A potential vaccine to protect children from the worldwide scourge of dengue fever was somewhat successful in a trial among Asian children. While the vaccine only prevented dengue fever in 56 percent of the 10,000 kid

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  2. Diabetes: This May Someday Replace Needle Prick

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new type of sensor for people with diabetes is being developed to measure sugar levels in the body using saliva instead of blood, researchers report. Scientists at Brown University in Providence, R.I., created the sensor

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  3. A Little Alcohol May Not Be Good for Your Heart

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study challenges the widely held belief that light drinking of alcohol may be good for your heart. Researchers analyzed more than 50 studies that examined drinking habits and heart health in more than 260,000 people.

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  4. Don't Blame Bad Weather for Your Aching Back

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The notion that lower back pain flares up during certain kinds of weather may be all in your head, a new study suggests. Researchers in Australia tracked nearly 1,000 people who were seen for acute low back pain at prima

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  5. Are You Tweeting Your Marriage Away?

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Forget about the Twitter wars that break out regularly between outspoken celebrities or loudmouth pundits -- too much Twitter can be bad for your own relationship, a new study suggests. High amounts of Twitter use can

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  6. Young Pro Pitchers & Risk of 'Tommy John' Surgery

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Pitchers who start playing Major League Baseball at a young age may be at increased risk for requiring elbow surgery later in their career, according to a new study. Researchers looked at 168 pitchers who spent at least

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  7. 60% of Diners Use Calorie Labeling When Posted

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- About six out of 10 adults make use of calorie information on menus, if it's available, to decide what to order in restaurants, according to a new U.S. study. Women in particular review the menu labeling, said the stud

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  8. Study Links Vasectomy to Aggressive Prostate Cancer

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Men who have a vasectomy may be at increased risk for aggressive prostate cancer, a new study suggests. But the risk is comparatively small, the researchers acknowledged. And several urologists not involved with the stud

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  9. Losing Weight May Ease Hot Flashes, Study Finds

    By Kristen Fischer HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Slimming down may help ease the hot flashes that often accompany menopause, new research suggests. Hot flashes can be debilitating for more than 50 percent of menopausal women, said Dr. Taraneh Shirazian, an assistant

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  10. Report: Adults With Serious Mental Illnesses Face 80% Unemployment

    By Jenny Gold Employment rates for people with a serious mental illness are dismally low and getting worse, according to a report from the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Just 17.8 percent of people receiving public mental health services were employed in 2012 – down from 23 percent in 2003. Th

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