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  1. Many Pregnant Women Think E-Cigs 'Safer'

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More than 40 percent of pregnant women surveyed think electronic cigarettes are less harmful than tobacco cigarettes, according to a new study. What's more, only 57 percent of the women believed that e-cigarettes cont

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  2. New Drug Zaps Double Chin: FAQ

    Apr. 30, 2015 -- A shot that dissolves fat will offer people with a double chin a way to get rid of it without surgery. The FDA approved the new drug, called Kybella, on Wednesday. It will be available in cosmetic surgeons’ and dermatologists’ offices in June. Here’s what you need to know. What is t

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  3. Breast Reconstruction May Mean Multiple Surgeries

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Most women undergoing breast reconstruction after a mastectomy will need several operations, a new study finds. Among nearly 4,000 women studied, 88 percent had at least two breast reconstruction operations, 65 percen

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  4. Cloudy Climes May Up Risk of Pancreatic Cancer

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who live in regions with low sunlight may have a higher risk of pancreatic cancer, possibly because they don't get enough vitamin D from the sun, new research suggests. "If you're living at a high latitude or in

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  5. Want to Stay Slim? Keep Food Out of Sight

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- With food, seeing it is eating it, a new study suggests. People who keep food in plain sight around the house are more likely to be obese, researchers report, while low self-esteem is another risk factor. "Self-

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  6. Heart Failure Implant and Weaker Memory, Thinking

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A mechanical device that restores a failing heart's ability to pump blood might contribute to a decline in memory and thinking in some patients, a new study reports. Left ventricular assist devices are surgically impl

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  7. 2-Minute Hourly Walk May Offset Sitting's Effects

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Getting up and walking for two minutes every hour could help reverse the negative health effects from prolonged sitting, new research suggests. Previous studies have shown that sitting for extended periods of ti

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  8. Dropping 1 Sugary Soda a Day May Cut Diabetes Risk

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who love sugary sodas and flavored milk may have a heightened risk of type 2 diabetes, regardless of their body weight, a large new study finds. The good news, the researchers said, is that swapping just one of thos

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  9. Coming Soon: A Test to Gauge Your Obesity Risk?

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they have successfully linked certain byproducts of digestion to the risk of excess body fat. Eventually, these findings might lead to more personalized interventions for people who are identified as "at-ri

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  10. Sharing Breast Milk May Pose Risks

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women may be using shared breast milk from friends and family, but they don't always consider the risks involved with providing donor milk to their babies, a new survey shows. As many as one-third of women don't

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