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  1. Sleeping on Back in Pregnancy and Stillbirth Risk

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women who sleep on their backs in the later months of pregnancy may have a relatively higher risk of stillbirth if they already have other risk factors, a new study suggests. Experts stressed that the findings do not prove t

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  2. Top Healthy Habits for Your Heart

    Jan. 8, 2015 -- You can dramatically lower or nearly wipe out your chances of a heart attack and heart disease by following healthy lifestyle habits. Two recent studies show it’s true whether you're a man or a woman, and even if you already have risk factors like high cholesterol. The healthy habits

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  3. Low Vitamin D Levels Tied to Risk of Preterm Birth

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women who have low blood levels of vitamin D during pregnancy are more likely to give birth prematurely, a new study suggests. Women with the lowest levels of vitamin D were about 1.5 times as likely to deliver early co

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  4. Cooler Temps May Boost Calorie-Burning 'Brown Fat'

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Cold temperatures may raise levels of calorie-burning "brown fat" in your body, a new study conducted with mice suggests. Unlike white fat, brown fat burns calories instead of storing them, and some studies have shown tha

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  5. E-Cigs May Be Linked to Respiratory Infections

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Vapor from electronic cigarettes may increase young people's risk of respiratory infections, whether or not it contains nicotine, a new laboratory study has found. Lung tissue samples from deceased children appeared to

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  6. FDA Approves Treatment for Acne Scarring

    Jan. 7, 2015 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new treatment for acne scarring. Called Bellafill, the product is an injected gel that adds volume to the skin to lift and smooth out pitted acne scars to the level of the surrounding skin, the agency said. In the study that led to

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  7. Long-Term Study Finds Measles Vaccines Safe

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Two measles-containing vaccines are safe, according to a new 12-year study. The research included children between the ages of 12 to 23 months. Some youngsters received the combination measles-mumps-rubella-varicella (MM

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  8. New Antibiotic May Combat Resistant Bacteria

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Laboratory researchers say they've discovered a new antibiotic that could prove valuable in fighting disease-causing bacteria that no longer respond to older, more frequently used drugs. The new antibiotic, teixobactin

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  9. Some Older Adults With Asthma, COPD Still Smoke

    By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Close to half of U.S. adults over 40 who have trouble breathing due to asthma or COPD still continue to smoke, federal health officials reported Wednesday. The findings highlight the difficulty facing many smokers trying to

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  10. This May Help Some Women With Early Breast Cancer

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For some women with early breast tumors, lower-dose chemotherapy and the drug Herceptin may help ward off a cancer recurrence, a new study suggests. Experts said the findings, published in the Jan. 8 New England Journal of

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