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  1. Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to High Blood Pressure

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Low levels of vitamin D may be a cause of high blood pressure, according to a new study. Previous research has suggested a strong link between low levels of vitamin D and high blood pressure, but a direct cause-and-effec

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  2. Flu Vaccine Spray Better Than Shots for Young Kids

    June 26, 2014 -- Spraying a flu vaccine up young children's noses is more effective than giving them a shot, a U.S. government panel ruled Wednesday. The new recommendation, voted on during a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, only applies to children aged 2 to 8, according

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  3. Frequent Migraines Affect the Whole Family

    By Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- When a spouse, partner or parent has chronic migraines, the whole family suffers, a new study found. The research discovered that most chronic migraine sufferers report that their severe headaches have a big impac

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  4. Gluten-Free Diet May Lift Celiac 'Fog'

    By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The "brain fog" experienced by many celiac disease patients seems to improve as their intestines heal after adopting a gluten-free diet, a small new study suggests. Australian scientists found that banishing gluten --

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  5. Low-Dose Aspirin May Help Ward Off This Cancer

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who take low-dose aspirin for more than 10 years might be reducing their risk for pancreatic cancer, a new study suggests. Even taking a daily aspirin for just three years lowered the chances of the deadly cance

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  6. Moustaches, Oxygen Tanks Can Be Dangerous Match

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Facial hair increases the risk of burns for people who use home oxygen therapy, a new study warns. Researchers compared a mannequin with a mustache made from human hair and a mannequin without facial hair. They drilled n

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  7. Rx Lidocaine for Teething Pain Can Cause Harm: FDA

    June 26, 2014 -- Prescription oral viscous lidocaine 2% solution should not be used to treat infants and children with teething pain because of a serious risk, the FDA says.   "Oral viscous lidocaine solution is not approved to treat teething pain, and use in infants and young children can cause ser

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  8. Hepatitis C Infection May Have 'Silver Lining' for Transplant Patients

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The liver-damaging hepatitis C virus may come with an unexpected benefit for patients who need a liver transplant due to the infection, a new European study reports. The virus appears to restrain a dangerous immune sy

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  9. Over Half of Seniors Plagued by Incontinence: CDC

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- More than 50 percent of older Americans struggle with incontinence, a new government report released Wednesday shows. "We found that half the population experienced urinary leakage or accidental bowel leakage, and abo

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  10. 1 in 10 U.S. Beaches Fails Bacteria Test: Survey

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Swimmers, take heed: Ten percent of water samples taken from U.S. coastal and lake beaches fail to meet safety standards set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, a new report finds. "There can be hidden danger

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