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  1. Many Newborns Have Risky Ride Home From Hospital

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many newborns are at risk on their first trip home from the hospital because their parents install or use car safety seats incorrectly, a new study warns. Researchers looked at 267 families with newborns and found that 93

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  2. Possibly Unsafe Stimulant in Some Diet Supplements

    Oct. 10, 2014 -- A potentially dangerous stimulant called "AMP Citrate" or DMBA is common in diet supplements, a new study warns. Researchers tested 14 weight loss, workout and brain enhancement supplements and found that 12 contained DMBA. It's chemically similar to DMAA, which is banned by the U.S

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  3. The Dangers of Thinning Bones as Men Age

    Oct. 10, 2014 -- One-third of all hip fractures happen in men, and up to 37% of men die in the first year following the fractures. That's according to a new report, which highlights the lesser-known issue of thinning bones, or osteoporosis, in men as opposed to women. Men and women with osteoporosis

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  4. U.S. Troops Arrive in Ebola-Ravaged Liberia

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. troops have arrived in the beleaguered nation of Liberia, the epicenter of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Their first mission: to set up an isolation center for doctors and other health-care workers infected wit

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  5. Stem Cell Success Raises Hopes for Type 1 Cure

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In what may be a step toward a cure for type 1 diabetes, researchers say they've developed a large-scale method for turning human embryonic stem cells into fully functioning beta cells capable of producing insulin. Type 1 di

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  6. West African Leaders Plead for More Ebola Aid

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The heads of West African nations battered by the Ebola outbreak pleaded Thursday with world leaders for massive increases in financial and medical aid. "Our people are dying," Sierra Leone President Ernest Bai Koroma s

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  7. You May Change Bad Fat to Good After Cold Exposure

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Cold temperatures may prompt unhealthy white fat in the thighs and belly to turn into brown fat that burns calories for body heat, a new study says. But being obese appears to hinder this process, according to researchers

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  8. Impotence Drug Might Counter Type 2 Gene Mutation

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In a small study, Swedish researchers found that the impotence drug yohimbine might help people with type 2 diabetes who have a particular gene mutation that lowers their insulin production. Among 50 men and women with

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  9. Study: Hospital Patients Don't Wash Hands Enough

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Hospital patients don't wash their hands often, even when they use the restroom or eat meals, potentially increasing their risk of getting an infection, a new study shows. "This is important because getting patients to wa

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  10. Medicine Biggest Cause of Fatal Allergic Reactions

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although food allergies have garnered a lot of attention lately, a new study reports that medications are actually the biggest cause of sudden deaths related to allergy. Over a little more than a decade, nearly 60 perce

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