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    1. 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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    2. Are 'Workaholics' Prone to OCD, Anxiety?

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Some workaholics may be prone to mental health disorders, compared to folks with greater work-life balance, new research suggests. These disorders may include anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obses

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    3. FDA Acts Against Illegal Online Drug Sellers

      June 10, 2016 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration took action this week against thousands of websites that illegally sell unapproved and potentially dangerous prescription drugs to Americans. The move was part of an Interpol-led effort called Operation Pangea IX that included regulatory and law

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    4. CDC Warns of Lethal Racing Fuel-Soft Drink Mixture

      June 10, 2016 -- Some teens are putting their lives at risk by drinking a mixture of racing fuel and soft drinks to get drunk, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns. A new CDC report describes the deaths of two 16-year-old boys in Tennessee who died after drinking the mixture at

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    5. Irregular Heartbeat May Be Deadly in Car Crash

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Having the common heart rhythm disorder atrial fibrillation might be risky if you get into a car accident, a new study suggests. Atrial fibrillation is a quivering or irregular heartbeat. Researchers report the condition i

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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. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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