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  1. Cooler Indoor Temps May Help 'Good Fat' Grow

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An easy health boost may be as close as the nearest thermostat, a new study suggests. Australian researchers found that cooler indoor temperatures stimulate the growth of healthy brown fat, while warm temperatures cause th

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  2. Many Babies Delivered Early Without Medical Need

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- More than three percent of U.S. babies are delivered early without a medical reason, a new study finds. "Our study showed that early elective deliveries made up more than 3 percent of U.S. births each year over the past 20

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  3. Why Do Black People Fare Worse With Colon Cancer?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Blacks with colon cancer are about half as likely as whites to get a type of colon cancer that has a better chance of survival, a new study says. This may be one of the reasons why blacks are more likely to die of colon ca

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  4. Pesticide Exposure During Pregnancy & Autism Risk

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women who live within a mile of spaces where commercial pesticides are applied appear to have an increased risk of having a child with autism, a new study suggests. The risk that a child would develop autism appe

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  5. Ohio Amish Rethink Vaccines Amid Measles Outbreak

    By Sarah Jane Tribble, WCPN The Amish countryside in central Ohio looks like it has for a hundred years. There are picturesque pastures with cows and sheep, and big red barns dot the landscape. But something changed here when, on an April afternoon, an Amish woman walked to a communal call box. She

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  6. Chikungunya Virus May Be Headed for U.S.

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Health officials are reporting a rise in U.S. cases of the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus, though they were quick to note that all of these infections have so far originated outside the United States. "Thankfully, we h

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  7. Testosterone Products Must Warn About Clot Risk

    By E.J. Mundell HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The growing unease around the safety of testosterone supplements was highlighted Friday with a U.S. Food and Drug Administration announcement that the products must now carry a warning label on the general risk of blood clo

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  8. No Sign That ADHD Meds Raise Suicide Risk: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Drugs used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) do not increase the risk of suicide attempts or suicide, and may actually provide a protective effect, a new study suggests. Prior research had hinted tha

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  9. Bee Pollen Weight Loss Products Pose Health Risks

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Some bee pollen products marketed for weight loss may actually threaten your health, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns. These potentially dangerous products have been found to contain undeclared ingredients that

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  10. Velveeta Recalled From Walmart Stores

    FRIDAY, June 20, 2014 (HealthDay) -- Velveeta cheese products are being recalled from Walmart stores in as many as a dozen states because they don't have an adequate amount of preservatives, Kraft Foods Group Inc. says. The company said insufficient levels of sorbic acid in the 260 recalled cases of

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