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  1. Diets, Supplements May Not Help Kids With Autism

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Well-intentioned parents of children with autism may think that special diets or supplements can help their child, but a new study suggests that often these efforts lead to problems. As the researchers explain, many

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  2. CDC Tweaking Flu Vaccine for Better Protection

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Having acknowledged that the 2014-2015 flu vaccine was mismatched to the circulating influenza strains, U.S. health officials have ramped up next season's shots for broader protection. Flu-vaccine makeup is determined mon

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  3. Misuse of ADHD-Type Drugs Starts Before College

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Young Americans start misusing prescription stimulant medications such as Ritalin and Adderall at an earlier age than previously believed, a new study says. The University of Michigan study suggests efforts to prevent mis

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  4. Many Think E-Cigs Will Help Them Quit Smoking

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- E-cigarette users are much more hopeful that the devices will help them quit smoking than the general public is, including people who just smoke traditional tobacco cigarettes, according to a new French survey. "Vapers"

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  5. New Moms Gain No Benefit From Eating Placenta

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- While some celebrity moms swear by it and have made it trendy, doctors and scientists say consuming the placenta after birth offers women and their babies no benefit. In fact, the practice -- known as placentophagy -- may

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  6. Your Toothbrush May Have 'Fecal Matter'

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People using communal bathrooms with many others, beware: There could be traces of poop on your toothbrush. So finds a study by researchers at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Conn. The researchers analyzed toothbrushes f

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  7. FDA Panel Endorses Women's Libido Pill

    By HealthDay staff HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- An advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommended approval Thursday of what many call the "female Viagra" pill. The panel voted 18-6 that the FDA grant approval to the drug, flibanserin, which is de

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  8. Shingles Vaccine May Cut Odds of Long-Term Pain

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TBD, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Even when shingles vaccination does not prevent the disease, it reduces the risk of long-term pain that can occur as a complication of the condition, according to a new study. Although the U.S. Advisory Council on Immunization Practic

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  9. Can This Test Predict Your Risk of Dying by 2020?

    June 4, 2015 -- An online test may accurately predict your risk of dying before the end of this decade if you’re between 40 and 70 years old, the scientists who created it say. The research about it is published in The Lancet. The exam is aimed at users in the United Kingdom, but you can access it h

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  10. Surgery May Up Some Advanced Lung Cancer Survival

    By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Certain patients with lung cancer that's spread throughout the chest could live longer by undergoing surgery to remove diseased lung tissue, instead of receiving only chemotherapy and radiation, new research suggests. T

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