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  1. Mammograms for 40-Somethings Supported by Study

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women diagnosed with breast cancer in their 40s commonly lack well-known risk factors for the disease, according to new research that could fuel debate about preventive screening for this age group. The study of 136 wome

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  2. Antacids May Improve Head and Neck Cancer Survival

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Using antacids to control acid reflux may improve head and neck cancer patients' chances of survival, a new study suggests. The researchers examined the effects that two types of antacids -- proton pump inhibitors and hist

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  3. Should Men Worry About Being Too Old to Have Kids?

    Dec. 2, 2014 -- Guys, that ticking you hear might be your biological clock. As women age, fertility wanes, and the risk of genetic problems in their babies increases. Now, a growing body of research suggests that middle-aged men might be more likely to father children with mental health problems, as

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  4. Quick Epinephrine Use Urged for Allergic Reaction

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People having a severe allergic reaction need immediate treatment with the medication epinephrine, newly released guidelines say. But, not all medical personnel are aware of the importance of epinephrine, according to the

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  5. Statins Won't Help Protect Bones, Study Finds

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins have been touted by some as capable of reducing the risk for broken bones. But, it appears that's not the case, a new study finds. In the study, almost 18,000 older adults w

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  6. Competition Helps Restrain Premiums In Marketplace

    By Jordan Rau and Julie Appleby A surge in health insurer competition appears to be helping restrain premium increases in hundreds of counties next year, with prices dropping in many places where newcomers are offering the least expensive plans, according to a Kaiser Health News analysis of federal

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  7. High School Football Tied to Brain Changes

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- There's been a lot of discussion recently about concussions and contact sports, but new research suggests that even less severe head injuries might lead to brain changes among high school football players. The study

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  8. Babies Sleep With Soft Bedding Despite SIDS Risk

    By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although soft bedding has been linked to an increased risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), more than half of American parents continue to use such bedding for their sleeping babies, according to a new study. Use of so

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  9. New Report Targets Hazardous Gifts for Kids

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- This holiday season, all kids on Santa's list are vulnerable to toys that can pose real health risks, a new report finds. There are toys with toxic chemicals, small toys that are choking hazards, toys that are so loud they

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  10. A Leading Cause of Toy-Linked Injuries in Kids

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Here's a sobering statistic to ponder before buying holiday gifts for your kids: A new study shows that a child with a toy-related injury is treated in a U.S. emergency department every 3 minutes. Much of that increase was

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