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    1. Allergists: Daily Bath OK for Kids With Eczema

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Although some doctors advise against giving a daily bath to kids with the skin condition eczema, a new paper says a daily soak is fine as long as it's followed by plenty of moisturizer. Eczema occurs in adults and child

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    2. Progress Against Heart Deaths Starting to Wane

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- America's war on heart disease and stroke may have suffered a setback. A new study warns that the rate of decline in deaths from heart disease and stroke has stalled. "It is likely that the dual epidemics of obesity a

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    3. Biden Issues Challenge to Speed Cancer Discoveries

      June 29, 2016 -- Vice President Joe Biden challenged American researchers Wednesday to cram 10 years of work against cancer into 5 years by boosting clinical trials, enlisting big data, and making life-saving drugs cheaper. Biden, who lost his 46-year-old son Beau to the disease last year, is the po

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    4. FDA Asks How Safe Is That Hand Sanitizer?

      By Margaret Farley Steele HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of Americans use hand sanitizers every day, believing they safely kill bacteria. Now, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration wants to find out if that's really true. The agency Wednesday requested maker

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    5. 'Hacking' a Diabetes Cure?

      June 28, 2016 -- At least 85 people and counting are managing their type 1 diabetes with an artificial pancreas system they built themselves. Dana Lewis is one of them. The Seattle-based data analyst created a system with her husband Scott Leibrand, a computer network and systems engineer, in 2014.

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    6. Ikea Recalls Dressers Due to Tip-Over Danger

        At least 27 million "Malm" chests and dressers have been recalled by Ikea because they can easily tip over onto children, causing serious injuries or death. Three children have been killed after Malm furniture fell on them, NBC News reported. Consumers with the recalled chests and dressers can get

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    7. Programs to Spot Painkiller Abuse Work

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Programs to reduce prescription painkiller abuse are effective but underused, a new study suggests. Misuse of prescription pain medicines such as hydrocodone (Vicodin), oxycodone (OxyContin, Percocet), codeine and morphin

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    8. Pat Summitt's Death And Early Alzheimer's

      By Margaret Steele HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Legendary coach Pat Summitt stared down myriad challenges as she thrust women's college basketball onto the world stage. But her greatest foe wasn't on the court -- it was Alzheimer's disease. Summitt died Tuesday at ag

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    9. Antidepressant No Help to Heart Failure Patients: Study

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The antidepressant Lexapro may not help heart failure patients suffering from depression, German researchers report. "Depression in heart failure may not be the same depression patients without heart failure get and who

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    10. Success in Mice Shows Zika Vaccine 'Feasible'

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Studies involving mice support the effectiveness of two vaccine candidates against the Zika virus, scientists say. This "critical first step" is leading to trials in monkeys and humans, "and gives us early confidence th

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