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  1. What's the Best Method for Cleaning Hospital Rooms?

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Concerns about hospital "superbugs" have spotlighted the need to prevent the spread of germs in health-care settings. But a new report reveals a disturbing lack of knowledge on something as basic as proper cleaning of a

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  2. Steroids May Help Speed Pneumonia Recovery

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Steroid treatment may hasten pneumonia patients' recovery and cut their risk of complications, a new review suggests. The findings "should lead to an important change in treatment for pneumonia," lead author Dr. Reed Siemi

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  3. Music Therapy Might Help People With Epilepsy

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, Aug. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Music therapy might someday help people with epilepsy, a new study suggests. About 80 percent of epilepsy patients have temporal lobe epilepsy, in which seizures originate in the temporal lobe of the brain. Music is process

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  4. The Most Effective Way to Protect an Aging Brain

    Aug. 7, 2015 -- Scientists have a message for anyone who’s worried about memory loss -- move, a lot. Researchers have known for some time that exercise is good for aging brains. The latest studies, though, are adding some finer points to that message: While exercise appears to work best before memor

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  5. Cutting Certain Carbs Might Not Ease IBS

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There's little evidence that eliminating certain types of carbohydrates from their diet will benefit people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a new study finds. The researchers looked at the published studies on a specif

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  6. Could Too Many Refined Carbs Make You Depressed?

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Refined carbohydrates -- such as those found in white bread, white rice and sodas -- may harm more than the waistlines of older women. New research shows that eating too much of these highly processed foods might also raise th

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  7. Bodybuilder Supplement Abuse a Growing Concern

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women striving for the "perfect" body have struggled with eating disorders for years, but researchers report that a new sort of eating disorder is emerging among men. Fitness buffs who are obsessed with bodybuilding, and

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  8. Skipping Breakfast Bad Idea for Type 2 Diabetics

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Running out the door without eating breakfast isn't a good idea for anyone, but new research suggests that for people with type 2 diabetes, skipping the morning meal may wreak havoc on blood sugar levels for the rest of the

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  9. What Keeps Moles From Becoming Melanomas?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A major genetic factor that prevents moles from turning into deadly melanoma skin cancer has been pinpointed by researchers. It's long been known that a mutation in the BRAF gene causes moles to start growing, but it wasn't

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  10. Time-outs Work: Curbing Preschoolers' Bad Behavior

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Parents should be open to using a range of tactics for managing their preschoolers' behavior problems -- including "time-outs," a set of new studies suggests. When it comes to disciplining young children, there are two broad

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