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    1. New Synthetic Drug Linked to Dozens of Deaths

      June 7, 2016 -- A new synthetic drug called U-47700 has been linked with at least 50 deaths across the United States and several states are trying to halt the spread of the drug, which can be bought online. Georgia, Ohio and Wyoming have taken action to ban the drug, and Kansas law enforcement agenc

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    2. Coming Soon: A Wearable Artificial Kidney?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) - Someday, dialysis patients might free themselves of clunky machines, moving about with a "wearable artificial kidney" instead. That's the promise of a new clinical trial that suggests this type of technology is finally with

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    3. Obesity Rates Rising Among Women: CDC

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- More American women than ever are obese, while the number of men carrying around far too many pounds has held steady, new research shows. And a second study finds U.S. teens are another group that continues to struggle w

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    4. Do Frequent Moves in Childhood Mean Trouble Later?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Moving may increase a child's risk for mental health and behavioral problems later in life, a new study suggests. This was especially true for those who changed addresses frequently during early adolescence, the researcher

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    5. Preventing Breast Cancer Return in Black Women

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Black breast cancer survivors in the United States are less likely than white or Hispanic women to get follow-up genetic screening and surgeries that can help prevent a return of cancer, new research finds. Among more th

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    6. Do Big Bottles Kickstart Infant Weight Issues?

      By Christine Chen HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Feeding babies formula from a big bottle might put them at higher risk for greater-than-normal weight gain and weight-for-length size, a new study suggests. Researchers who assessed 298 babies found bottle size in early i

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    7. Electroacupuncture Helps Ease Carpal Tunnel: Study

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Preliminary research raises the possibility that an electrical form of acupuncture could become a useful treatment for the common wrist overuse condition known as carpal tunnel syndrome. In the study, electroacupuncture he

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    8. Anesthesia Safe for Infants, Toddlers, Study Says

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- General anesthesia doesn't seem to harm young children's mental development, new research concludes. "A number of animal studies have suggested that exposure to commonly used anesthetic agents in early development could le

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    9. Shift Workers at Greater Risk of Heart Ills: Study

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Sleep deprivation and an abnormal sleep cycle may increase the risk of heart disease, especially for shift workers, a small study suggests. "In humans, as in all mammals, almost all physiological and behavioral processes, i

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    10. Gruesome Cigarette Pack Images May Help Some Quit

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Ghastly smoking-relating photos on cigarette packs do encourage smokers to quit, a new study finds. "This is the first top-quality evidence available that these warnings do change behavior," said lead researcher Noel Brew

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