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  1. Spreading The Word: Obamacare and Native Americans

    By Anna Gorman ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — As a member of the Navajo tribe, Rochelle Jake has received free care through the Indian Health Service (IHS) her entire life. The clinics took care of her asthma, allergies and eczema – chronic problems, nothing urgent. Recently, though, she felt sharp pains in he

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  2. Study: Trying E-Cigarettes May Lead to Smoking

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Young people who use e-cigarettes are much more likely to become smokers than those who don't, a new study reports. More than one-third of teens and young adults who tried the battery-powered devices wound up smoking to

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  3. Think Genes Drive Obesity? Your Eating May Suffer

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with a family history of obesity who believe their genes doom them to the same may "give up" and eat worse, a new study suggests. The study found that when it comes to weight, feelings of powerlessness agai

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  4. Sleep Apnea May Hurt Kids' Grades

    By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- When children have sleep troubles due to breathing problems -- such as sleep apnea -- they may struggle in school, new research suggests. "Sleep apnea may not be directly causing academic problems," said study lead author B

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  5. Could Psychedelic Drugs Be Good Medicine for Some?

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In a carefully controlled setting, psychedelic drugs such as LSD or "magic mushrooms" may benefit patients with hard-to-treat anxiety, addiction or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), new research suggests. The finding co

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  6. Teens Using E-Cigarettes to 'Vape' Pot: Survey

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There's new reason for parents to be concerned about e-cigarettes: nearly one in five kids who uses e-cigarettes may be using the devices to get high, a study finds. And, parents may not always know it's happening. "Poli

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  7. Siblings Now Main Source of Infants' Whooping Cough: CDC

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- When babies come down with whooping cough, the odds are good that a sibling is the source, new research reveals. That's a change from years past, when mothers were most often the source. But the shift is not surprising, said

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  8. Electric Device Zaps May Prevent Motion Sickness

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Motion sickness is a miserable experience, with sufferers having nausea, dizziness and cold sweats from the rocking of a boat, the swaying of a car or the swooping of a roller coaster. Now imagine a device that could pre

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  9. Many With Parkinson's May Have Memory Problems

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many people with Parkinson's disease have memory problems, researchers report. The study included 40 people with early stage Parkinson's disease and 40 healthy older adults. While the disease is generally viewed as a movem

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  10. Autism Behaviors May Differ in Boys and Girls

    By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The repetitive and restrictive behaviors common in autism aren't seen as often in girls as they are in boys with the disorder, a new study says. Researchers also found that there were differences in certain parts of the brai

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