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    1. With Flu Shot, Timing May Be Everything

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Flu shots may be more effective when people get them in the morning than in the afternoon, a new study suggests. British researchers assessed 276 people 65 and older who received vaccinations against three different flu

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    2. More Kids Being Poisoned by Detergent Pods: Study

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A growing number of small children are getting their hands and mouths on colorful detergent pods, with serious and sometimes fatal consequences, a new study finds. Among more than 62,000 calls made to emergency departme

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    3. E-Cigarette Ads May Help Lure Teens to the Habit

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The more ads for electronic cigarettes middle and high school students see, the more likely they are to use these devices, a new study finds. Many experts worry that e-cigarettes are merely a "gateway" product to addictiv

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    4. Can Pharmacists Manage Some Chronic Conditions?

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Pharmacists may do a better job than doctors helping chronically ill patients manage their blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels if they're allowed to direct people's health care, a new evidence review sugg

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    5. Music Might Give Babies' Language Skills a Boost

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Can listening to music boost your baby's brainpower? Maybe, at least in specific ways. A new study suggests that listening to music with a waltz-like rhythm -- a difficult form of rhythm for infants to comprehend -- and t

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    6. Babies Fed Rice-Based Cereals Have Higher Arsenic

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Parents commonly give rice to their babies as a first food. Now, researchers say infants fed rice-based foods may have significantly higher "inorganic" arsenic concentrations in their urine than babies who never eat ric

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    7. Focus on Healthy Foods for Heart Health

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Emphasizing healthy foods in your diet, not just banishing "bad" foods, may be the key to avoiding heart attack and stroke, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed the eating habits of thousands of older adults world

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    8. Painkiller Addiction Relapse More Likely for Some

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Certain factors can help health care professionals predict who might relapse during treatment for prescription opioid painkiller addiction, Canadian researchers report. Opioid abuse is a serious problem in Canada and the

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    9. These Foods Linked to Aggressive Prostate Cancer?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- What men eat -- particularly fatty meats and cheese -- may affect how quickly their prostate cancer progresses, a new study suggests. "We show that high dietary saturated fat content is associated with increased prostate

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    10. Guidelines on Breast, Genital Surgery for Teens

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A growing interest among teenaged girls in plastic surgery on their breasts or genitals has prompted a leading ob/gyn group to recommend that doctors first talk to these young women about "normal" sexual development. "Our me

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