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    1. Women With Migraine and Heart Disease, Stroke Risk

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women who suffer from migraine headaches may have a slightly increased risk of heart disease or stroke, a new study suggests. "Migraine should be considered a marker for increased risk of cardiovascular disease, at least

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    2. UnitedHealth To Exit California’s Obamacare Market

               By Chad Terhune        UnitedHealth Group Inc. is leaving California’s insurance exchange at the end of this year, state officials confirmed Tuesday.        The nation’s largest health insurer announced in April it was dropping out of all but a handful of 34 health insurance marketplaces it

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    3. Kids' Concussion Rates May Be Higher Than Thought

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Because most young children who suffer a concussion aren't first seen in hospital emergency rooms, official tallies of these injuries may be greatly underreported, a new study finds. "Four in five of this diverse group of

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    4. Most Smokers Don't Stick With E-Cigarettes

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Some smokers turn to e-cigarettes with the hope that the electronic nicotine delivery devices will help them give up regular cigarettes. But new research suggests that for most smokers, e-cigarettes aren't an acceptable al

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    5. Early Alzheimer's Linked to Brain 'Leakage'

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease may have more "leaks" in the barrier that separates the brain from the bloodstream, a small study suggests. Known as the blood-brain barrier, it's made up of tightly joined ce

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    6. Lifestyle May Be Key to Improving ADHD in Kids

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are often treated with medications, such as Adderall or Ritalin. But a new study suggests that parents can also help their kids by promoting healthy lifestyle ha

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    7. Fewer Inhaled Steroids OK for Asthmatic Kids?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Inhaled steroid therapy is commonly used to treat asthmatic children with persistent, daily wheezing episodes. However, a new study suggests that the powerful medicines may not be needed on a daily basis for kids whose whee

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    8. Officials: U.S. Superbug Resists All Antibiotics

      By Margaret Farley Steele HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. researchers have identified the nation's first patient with an infection resistant to all existing antibiotics. Scientists have warned for years the day could come when "superbugs" resisted all last-resort ant

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    9. Smoking During Pregnancy and Schizophrenia Risk

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking during pregnancy may increase the risk that a child could develop schizophrenia, new research suggests. "This is, so far, the largest study to show an association between prenatal nicotine exposure and schizophrenia,"

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    10. It’s Mosquito Season: The 411 on Repellents

      May 27, 2016 -- Thwack. They’re baaaack. Yep, it’s mosquito season again. It’s not just about itchy bumps, either -- mosquito bites can make you sick, especially if you’re traveling. Think Zika, chikungunya, West Nile, dengue, or even malaria or yellow fever if you’re going to some parts of Africa.

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