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  1. Steer Clear of Cold Meds for Babies, FDA Advises

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Most babies and young children don't need medicines if they have a cold, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. Over-the-counter (OTC) cold and cough medicine should not be given to children younger than 2 because

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  2. U.S. Adult Smoking Rate Drops to New Low: CDC

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Fewer American adults are smoking cigarettes than ever, health officials said. In fact, the rate of cigarette smoking has dropped from about 21 percent in 2005 to 18 percent in 2013. That means the number of cigarette

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  3. Obesity Tied to Half a Million Cancers Worldwide

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity is associated with close to 500,000 new cancer cases worldwide each year, and nearly two-thirds of obesity-related cancers occur in North America and Europe, a new report shows. The analysis of data from 184 cou

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  4. Acetaminophen in Pregnancy: No Kids' Asthma Link

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Taking acetaminophen, best known as Tylenol, during pregnancy or giving it to young children does not raise the risk of childhood asthma, a new study finds. Concerns have been raised that the use of acetaminophen during

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  5. FDA Announces New Calorie Rules for Restaurants

    Nov. 25, 2014 -- The FDA announced new rules Tuesday that require chain restaurants and vending machine operators to post calories for food and drinks on their menus. The rules, which have been in the works since the Affordable Care Act was signed into law in 2010, apply to restaurants that have mor

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  6. Yogurt Every Day May Help Keep Diabetes Away

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Eating a serving a day of yogurt may lower your risk of developing type 2 diabetes, new research suggests. "The data we have gathered show that yogurt consumption can have significant benefit in reducing the risk of dia

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  7. Anxiety, Sleep Meds and Teen Drug Abuse Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Teens prescribed anti-anxiety or sleep medications are much more likely to abuse those drugs than other teens, a new study warns. The findings show the need to conduct substance abuse assessments on teenagers before presc

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  8. Daily Physical Activity May Lower Parkinson's Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A moderate amount of physical activity in your daily life may reduce your risk of Parkinson's disease, according to a new study. "We found that a medium level of daily total physical activity is associated with a lower ri

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  9. Could Heartburn Drugs Upset Your 'Good' Gut Bugs?

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Heartburn drugs such as Prilosec and Nexium may disrupt the makeup of bacteria in the digestive system, potentially boosting the risk of infections and other problems, a small new study suggests. The research doesn't conf

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  10. Most Americans With HIV Don't Have It Under Control

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Fewer than one-third of Americans living with HIV had the virus under control in 2011, with many either not receiving regular medical care or unaware they carry the virus, a new U.S. study finds. The U.S. Centers for Di

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