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    1. Vitamin Deficiencies and Young Migraine Sufferers

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many young people who suffer from migraines have vitamin deficiencies, new research finds. "Further studies are needed to elucidate whether vitamin supplementation is effective in migraine patients in general, and whether

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    2. WHO: Delay Pregnancy if You Live in Zika Areas

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Couples who are trying to have children and live in Zika-affected areas should consider delaying pregnancy to avoid having babies born with birth defects, U.N. health officials now recommend. The new guideline replaces a

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    3. Middle-Age Fitness Helps Ward Off Stroke Later

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Physical fitness in middle age may lower your risk of stroke after 65, a new study finds. "It is becoming increasingly clear that healthy mid-life behaviors pay off as we age, and lower our risk of cardiovascular diseas

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    4. California Enacts Right-to-Die Law

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- California on Thursday becomes the fifth and largest state in the country to allow terminally ill patients to end their own lives. With the state's right-to-die law in effect, the percentage of terminally ill U.S. adult

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    5. Certain Steroids Raise Risk for Staph Infections

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People who use powerful drugs called systemic glucocorticoids are at higher risk for life-threatening staph blood infections, a new study finds. The findings are "a reminder for clinicians to weigh carefully the elevated

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    6. Teen Smoking Down, E-Cigarette Use Up

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- It may seem like eye-rolling teens never listen, but a new U.S. government report finds many kids are getting some health messages loud and clear. Smoking among high school students is at an all-time low. Slightly more th

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    7. Antibiotics Overprescribed for Possible STDs

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Three-quarters of emergency room patients who received antibiotics to treat suspected sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) tested negative for the infections, a new study showed. "We have to find the appropriate balance b

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    8. Less Heart Care, More Strokes for Women?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women in the United States with the common heart rhythm disorder atrial fibrillation are more likely than men with the condition to suffer a stroke, a new study shows. Atrial fibrillation is a quivering or irregular heart

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    9. MS Stem Cell Therapy Succeeds But Poses Risks

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A treatment combining chemotherapy and a stem cell transplant could represent a major advance against aggressive multiple sclerosis, experts say. This new treatment destroys the immune system with chemo and rebuilds it

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    10. Marriage a Boost for Heart Attack Survivors

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Married people are more likely to survive a heart attack and leave the hospital sooner than single people, a new British study finds. "Our results should not be a cause for concern for single people who have had a heart

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