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  1. Bed-Sharing Linked to SIDS

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Risk factors for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) appear to change with the age of the infant, researchers say. They found that younger babies are more likely to die when they're sharing beds, while older babies face a

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  2. Some With Prostate Cancer May Not Get Best Advice

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many men may not be getting the best advice when it comes to managing low-risk prostate cancer, two new studies suggest. In the first study, researchers found that most men are getting their prostate removed or undergoin

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  3. Don't Judge a Pill by Its Color

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Generic drugs used for heart disease commonly get makeovers that change their shape or color -- and that may prompt some patients to stop using them, a new study finds. Experts know that issues like side effects and costs can

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  4. Teaspoons Behind Many Child Drug-Dosing Errors

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Using a teaspoon or tablespoon to administer kids' medications can often lead to medication dosing errors, a new study reports. Teaspoon- or tablespoon-based medicine instructions doubled a parent's chances of incorrectl

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  5. Your Genes May Help Pick Your Friends

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A person's DNA may play a big role in who they decide to hang with, a new study suggests. "Looking across the whole genome, we find that, on average, we are genetically similar to our friends," study co-author James Fowler

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  6. Stress May Leave You Heading to the Cookie Jar

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Stress can slow a woman's metabolism and lead to weight gain, new research suggests. The study included 58 women, average age 53, who were asked about their stress levels the previous day and then given a meal than include

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  7. High Cost of Hepatitis C Drug Sovaldi Investigated

    July 14, 2014 -- An investigation into the pricing of the hepatitis C drug Sovaldi has been launched by the U.S. Senate Finance Committee. The drug -- made by Gilead Sciences Inc. -- costs about $1,000 a pill, or about $84,000 for a patient on a standard, 12-week treatment schedule, the Wall Street

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  8. Eye Tests Might Help ID Alzheimer's: Studies

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, July 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Eye tests could be used to identify people in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease, two new studies suggest. In one study, early results from 40 participants who used a certain eye test found a significant association b

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  9. Could a Simple Smell Test Help Spot Alzheimer's Early?

    By Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, July 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that a faltering sense of smell might signal the early stages of Alzheimer's disease, and that an inexpensive, low-tech smell test could spot who needs more extensive screening for dementia. In

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  10. FDA Weighs Risks of Procedure to Remove Fibroids

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, July 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- There's no way to guarantee that a surgical technique used to grind up uterine growths and remove them through tiny incisions won't increase the risk of spreading cancer to other parts of a woman's body, U.S. health ad

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