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  1. Drones Might Fly Blood Samples to Clinics

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Drones can be used to transport blood samples short distances, a new study finds. Johns Hopkins University researchers found that common and routine blood tests were not affected when blood samples spent up to 40 minutes

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  2. Job Stress Might Make You Sick: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- High levels of job stress may increase the risk of sick leave due to mental health disorders, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed data from nearly 12,000 workers in Sweden. Over five years, about 8 percent of the

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  3. Too Few U.S. Teens Getting HPV Vaccine: CDC

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Most boys and a large portion of girls in the United States have not received even a single dose of the cancer-preventing human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, even though some slow progress has been made, federal resear

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  4. Older Smokers With Migraines and Added Stroke Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Older smokers who experience migraines appear to be at increased risk of stroke, a new study suggests. The study included nearly 1,300 people, average age 68, who suffered migraine headaches with and without aura. Migrai

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  5. Drug May Ease Passage When Kidney Stone Strikes

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Kidney stones can quickly cause extreme pain, and passing the stones is the immediate goal for patients. Now, a new study finds that the drug tamsulosin (Flomax) can boost the passage of large kidney stones, but not sma

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  6. New Drug Lowers Levels of Triglycerides: Study

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental drug dramatically lowers blood levels of potentially harmful triglycerides, a new study finds. Triglycerides are a type of blood fat created by the food you eat. At very high levels, they can cause hea

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  7. FDA Approves 'Belly Balloon' Weight Loss Device

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Obese Americans struggling to shed pounds have a new weight-loss option: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved a temporary, implanted balloon device to treat obesity. The ReShape Integrated Dual Ball

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  8. Autism Care Costs Could Hit $500 Billion by 2025

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The annual cost of caring for Americans with autism might reach $500 billion by 2025, a new study estimates, with outside estimates approaching $1 trillion. Health economists at the University of California, Davis, anal

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  9. Texters Walk Carefully to Avoid Collisions in Study

    July 29, 2015 -- Think people who text while walking are a hazard? If so, tread lightly.  A new study suggests that people walk more cautiously when they text, and they're no more likely to trip over obstacles than those who don't use their mobile phone while walking. The catch is that the study was

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  10. New Way to Predict Lung Cancer Risk Suggested

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists may some day predict lung cancer risk by examining the telomeres that protect your DNA. People with long telomeres are at increased risk for lung cancer but not other types of cancer, the researchers found. T

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