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  1. Scientists Explain Stress and Heart Attack Link

    June 24, 2014 -- Scientists say they may be able to explain how ongoing stress raises the risk of having a heart attack. They say stress triggers our bodies to make a surplus of disease-fighting white blood cells. That in turn can boost inflammation in the arteries of people with a condition called

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  2. Report: Fortified Foods May Pose Risks for Kids

    June 25, 2014 -- The glut of food products -- namely breakfast cereals and snack bars -- pumped up with vitamins and minerals puts children and pregnant women at risk for eating too much of a good thing, concludes a report out Tuesday. But a leading nutrition scientist calls the report “worrisome” a

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  3. Migraines May Worsen During Menopause

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New research confirms what women with migraine headaches have told their doctors for years: migraine attacks seem to get worse in the years before and during menopause. "In women who have migraine, headaches increase by

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  4. Parents: Read to Kids Every Day, Doctors Say

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- All pediatricians should encourage parents to read out loud to their children every day, beginning in infancy, to promote literacy and strengthen family ties. That clarion call comes in a new policy statement issued Tue

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  5. Mother's Birthplace May Affect Autism Risk in Kids

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A mother's birthplace may affect her children's risk of developing an autism spectrum disorder, according to new research. Children of foreign-born black, Central and South American, Filipino and Vietnamese mothers were

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  6. BP Kiosks May Not Always Give Accurate Readings

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- If you decide to quickly check your blood pressure while you're out shopping this summer, know that your reading might not be accurate if the cuff is too small or too large for your arm, the U.S. Food and Drug Administrat

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  7. Lifetime of Learning Might Thwart Dementia

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A lifetime engaging in intellectually stimulating pursuits may significantly lower your risk for dementia in your golden years, new research suggests. Even people with relatively low educational and professional achievements

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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