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    1. Exercise May Help Ease Adult ADHD Symptoms

      By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A burst of moderate exercise may improve motivation and energy in adults with symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a small new study suggests. The research included 32 young men who hadn't been

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    2. Does Medical Marijuana Reduce Need for Other Meds?

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People are actually using medical marijuana as a treatment for health problems, not simply as an excuse to get high, a new study suggests. States that pass medical marijuana laws tend to experience a significant declin

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    3. Junk Food Ads Sway Kids' Preferences

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Any parent who's ever endured a whining child begging for that colorful box of cereal won't be surprised by a new study's findings: Children are more likely to eat junk food when they've seen ads for unhealthy foods and be

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    4. Germs May Survive on Toys For Up To 24 Hours

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter                TUESDAY, July 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- You probably keep your kids away from playmates who cough or sneeze. But how much thought do you give to toys at the doctor's office or day care?        A new study finds toys help spread the flu and

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    5. Now Pasta Is Good for Your Diet?

      By Margaret Farley Steele HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Pasta may have gotten a bad rap. New research suggests pasta -- specifically noodles in this study -- might actually help you lose weight. Moderate pasta consumption seems linked to lower chances of general and ab

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    6. Is U.S. Government Subsidizing Fattening Foods?

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Americans get more than half of their daily calories from seven farm foods that are subsidized by the U.S. government, but a new study suggests those subsidies may be contributing to the obesity epidemic. The problem, accordi

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    7. Modern Lifestyle Primary Culprit for Obesity

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- It looks like the primary culprit behind the obesity epidemic may be the modern-day environment, and not genes, new U.S. research suggests. Americans were more likely to pack on more pounds if they were born later in the

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    8. Study Cites the Fats That Could Shorten Your Life

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Hold the butter, margarine and high-fat dairy: A new study supports the notion that these "saturated" fats are bad for you. The study, which followed more than 126,000 people for three decades, found that people who ate hi

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    9. Mixing Pot and Tobacco Increases Dependence Risk

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People who mix marijuana with tobacco are at greater risk for dependency and less motivated to find support to quit these drugs, researchers report. One billion people around the globe use tobacco and 182 million p

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    10. Pregnancy Flu Shot Protects Newborn for 8 Weeks

             By Robert Preidt                  HealthDay Reporter                              TUESDAY, July 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A flu shot during pregnancy protects newborns against the flu for about two months after birth, a new study finds.        Previous studies have shown that flu vaccinatio

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