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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Old Electronics: Source of Lead Exposure in Kids?

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Working with old or recycled electronics may increase your children's risk for lead poisoning, an expert warns. Lead poisoning in two Ohio toddlers was traced back to their father, who worked at an e-scrap recyclin

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  4. Prescription Meds: Too Common in Pregnancy?

    Aug. 10, 2015 -- Although most doctors say prescribing drugs to pregnant women is a complex issue, they still prescribe them frequently. More than 4 out of 5 moms-to-be were given an Rx for at least one medication, and 42% were prescribed a drug that could harm a developing fetus, researchers found

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  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. 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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  10. 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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