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  1. First Pregnancy Weight and Complications Next Time

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women with an unhealthy weight in a first pregnancy could be at greater risk for complications in their next pregnancy -- even if they're at a good weight, a new study finds. Most American women are not at a healthy weigh

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  2. Kidney Stones, Osteoporosis Not Linked for Women

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Kidney or bladder stones do not increase a postmenopausal woman's risk of osteoporosis, a new study finds. "We know in men that if you have a kidney stone, you are more likely to have osteoporosis," said corresponding aut

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  3. Outbreak Linked to This in Mexican Cilantro Fields

    July 28, 2015 -- An outbreak of cyclosporiasis in Texas has been linked to human feces and toilet paper found in cilantro growing fields in Puebla, Mexico, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. As a result, Mexican cilantro is being detained at the border and products from Puebla cannot enter

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  4. Heart Disease, Alzheimer's Share Risk Factors

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Some risk factors for heart disease may also be linked with Alzheimer's and other types of dementia, a new study reports. "We already know that vascular risk factors damage the brain and can result in cognitive [mental] i

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  5. MERS FAQ: What You Need to Know

    Editor’s note: This story was updated on July 28, 2015. May 5, 2014 -- The deadly respiratory virus known as MERS, first identified in 2012 in the Middle East, has resurfaced in Asia. In this latest outbreak, more than 180 cases and more than 35 deaths have been reported in South Korea as of July 27

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  6. Jealousy Can Drive Some to Problem Drinking: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Intense jealousy may trigger drinking problems, a new study suggests. The researchers found that those whose self-esteem was dependent on their relationships were more likely to turn to alcohol if they became jealous. How

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  7. Standing All Day at Work May Take Toll on Health

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Desk jobs aren't good for your health, but working on your feet could spell trouble, too, researchers say. Standing five hours a day contributes to significant and prolonged lower-limb muscle fatigue, a small study concluded

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  8. Doctors Do First Double Hand Transplant in a Child

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A young Baltimore boy has two new transplanted hands to replace ones he lost to amputation five years ago, his doctors announced Tuesday. Zion Harvey, 8, became the recipient of the world's first double hand transplant

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  9. Millions Reaping Benefits of ACA: Study

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Millions more Americans have affordable health insurance, access to a personal doctor and feel they are in better shape following the first two open-enrollment periods of the Affordable Care Act, a new analysis shows. T

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  10. Bionic Eye Helps Restore Some Vision in 80-Year-Old

    July 28, 2015 -- An 80-year-old British man has become the first person to receive a bionic eye transplant to treat dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Ray Flynn got the operation to help restore his central vision. Doctors say initial screening tests after surgery show improvements. Flynn r

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