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  1. Routine Ultrasounds May Detect Autism in Utero

    June 27, 2014 (London) -- Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may have more rapidly growing brains and bodies at the beginning of the second trimester than children without the disorder, new research suggests. A small study looking at ultrasound scans that checked for fetal defects showed t

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  2. Season's Change Can Bring on Cluster Headaches

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly 1 million Americans face the threat of cluster headaches since summer officially arrived, an expert says. That's because people's biological rhythms are linked with the Earth's rotation, according to Dr. Brian Grosb

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  3. Grief in Pregnancy May Trigger Obesity in Adulthood

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Unborn children of mothers exposed to severe stress are more likely than others to grow up overweight or obese, even if that stress occurred months before pregnancy, a new Danish study has found. Children whose biologica

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  4. Dancing Can Help Senior Mobility

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Dancing can reduce seniors' knee and hip pain and also improve their walking, a new, small study finds. The research involved 34 seniors, average age 80, who all had pain or stiffness in their knees or hips as a result mai

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  5. Doctors, Patients Rely on Antibiotics

    June 27, 2014 -- While both health care professionals and the public seem to be aware of the problem of antibiotic resistance, a new survey shows that when it comes to your personal health, it may be a different story. According to a new WebMD/Medscape survey, some 95% of health care professionals s

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  6. Frequent Migraines Affect the Whole Family

    By Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- When a spouse, partner or parent has chronic migraines, the whole family suffers, a new study found. The research discovered that most chronic migraine sufferers report that their severe headaches have a big impac

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  7. Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to High Blood Pressure

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Low levels of vitamin D may be a cause of high blood pressure, according to a new study. Previous research has suggested a strong link between low levels of vitamin D and high blood pressure, but a direct cause-and-effec

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  8. Rx Lidocaine for Teething Pain Can Cause Harm: FDA

    June 26, 2014 -- Prescription oral viscous lidocaine 2% solution should not be used to treat infants and children with teething pain because of a serious risk, the FDA says.   "Oral viscous lidocaine solution is not approved to treat teething pain, and use in infants and young children can cause ser

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  9. Many Unaware of HIV Status Until It's Advanced

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Few patients treated at U.S. emergency departments have HIV, but those who do test positive for the virus are in the most infectious stage or have already developed AIDS, a new study says. "People may believe that HIV an

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  10. Flu Vaccine Spray Better Than Shots for Young Kids

    June 26, 2014 -- Spraying a flu vaccine up young children's noses is more effective than giving them a shot, a U.S. government panel ruled Wednesday. The new recommendation, voted on during a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, only applies to children aged 2 to 8, according

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