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  1. Future Unclear for Kids Paralyzed After EV-D68

    Feb. 9, 2015 -- Allen Howe doesn’t need his walker much anymore. That’s the good news. The bad news: Doctors don’t know if the 5-year-old will ever fully recover from the paralysis that began last fall, which eventually affected 80% of his young body. He couldn’t walk, lift his arms, or even swallow

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  2. Clinical Trial Problems Can Go Unreported: Study

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Medical journals and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration rarely report violations of scientific conduct that federal regulators unearth during spot inspections of clinical trials, a new analysis shows. In a study publis

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  3. Latest Measles Count: 121 Cases in 17 States, D.C.

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The number of measles cases in the United States has reached 121 patients in 17 states and the District of Columbia, federal health officials reported Monday. The outbreak began at two Disney theme parks in southern Calif

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  4. Kids and Energy Drinks: Inattention, Hyperactivity

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Energy drinks are linked to hyperactivity and inattention in middle-school students, a new study reveals. Yale University researchers looked at more than 1,600 students at middle schools in one urban school district in Conn

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  5. Stress and Heart Attack Recovery in Younger Women

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- When younger people have heart attacks, stress may lead to a worse recovery. This problem may be of particular concern among women, a new study suggests. Although stress affects both men and women, researchers found that

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  6. HPV Shot Doesn't Seem to Boost Risky Teen Sex

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Contrary to what some parents might fear, girls who get vaccinated against the human papillomavirus (HPV) do not treat it as a green light to start having risky sex, a new study indicates. Researchers said they hope the findin

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  7. Many States Still in Flu's Grip; Some Decline Seen

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- While levels of flu remain high throughout parts of the United States, some areas are reporting declines, government health officials reported Friday. "We have seen a national peak in influenza, but we are still seeing so

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  8. 5 Babies at IL Day Care Diagnosed With Measles

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The number of measles cases in the United States continues to climb, with Illinois health officials saying five babies who attend a suburban Chicago day care center have come down with the highly infectious childhood dise

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  9. Lyme Disease More Serious, Costly Than Believed

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Prolonged illness in Americans with Lyme disease is more widespread, serious and costly than previously believed, a new study suggests. The study authors -- from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore

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  10. Coffee May Lower Endometrial Cancer Risk

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Ladies, a heavy coffee habit might do more than perk you up. New research suggests it may also reduce your risk of endometrial cancer. Using data on more than 456,000 women from two large ongoing studies, researchers eval

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