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    1. Fighting Back, Bedbugs Grow a Thicker Skin

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Bedbugs may be developing thicker "skins" that help them resist common pesticides, a new study suggests. This might explain why bedbug populations are increasing worldwide, the researchers added. "If we understand the

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    2. Ultrasound May Be Best to Spot Kids' Pneumonia

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Lung ultrasounds may offer a safer, yet equally effective, alternative to chest X-rays for diagnosing pneumonia in children, researchers report. "Ultrasound is portable, cost-saving and safer for children than an X-ray

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    3. Prediabetes May Damage Nerves More Than Thought

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Prediabetes may cause more nerve damage than previously believed, researchers say. "The results of this new study add urgency to the need for more screening of those with the condition and faster intervention," said seni

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    4. Teenage Girls Now Try Alcohol Before Boys Do

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- It's probably not a milestone that will do many feminists proud, but teenage girls in the United States now start to drink alcohol sooner than boys do, a new study shows. "This is becoming a public health issue," said

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    5. Allergy Med Might Also Fight MS-Linked Eye Damage

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- An over-the-counter antihistamine used to fight allergies may have an important new role: reversing the vision loss sometimes caused by multiple sclerosis. That's the finding from preliminary research that found that cle

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    6. Does Exercise Help or Hinder Your Diet?

      By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Dieters sometimes worry that workouts could make them hungry, but new research indicates exercise has the opposite effect, diminishing the appetite -- at least temporarily. In two small studies, participants who burned

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    7. Study Questions Swapping Butter for Vegetable Oils

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A controversial new study challenges the idea that heart health will improve if people cut saturated fat -- typically from animal sources -- from their diets in favor of vegetable oil. The new research found that while p

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    8. Could This Nerve Transform Medicine?

      April 12, 2016 -- Doctors don't usually try to get on your nerves. But they've been doing it more and more in recent years -- eyeing one particular nerve -- in the hopes that it can treat many long-term or life-threatening conditions. Vagus nerve stimulation, or VNS, has been used for years to treat

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    9. Doctors Often Overestimate Promise of New Drugs

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Use of the word "breakthrough" in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's expedited approval process could mislead doctors about the new drugs' actual benefits, researchers warn. The U.S. Congress in 2012 gave FDA the

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    10. Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer Tied to This

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Older men who receive testosterone-suppressing therapy for prostate cancer may be at increased risk of developing depression, a new, large study suggests. The findings are based on over 78,000 U.S. men treated for earlier-st

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