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    1. Success in Mice Shows Zika Vaccine 'Feasible'

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Studies involving mice support the effectiveness of two vaccine candidates against the Zika virus, scientists say. This "critical first step" is leading to trials in monkeys and humans, "and gives us early confidence th

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    2. Want to Stay Mobile as You Age?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Healthy eating may help reduce a woman's risk of physical disability as she grows older, a new study suggests. "Little research has been done on how diet impacts physical function later in life. We study the connection bet

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    3. Health Risks Higher for LGBT Community

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- In yet another sign that lesbian, gay and bisexual people face additional health risks, a new study finds they're more likely to drink heavily and smoke. Gay men and bisexuals of both genders are also more likely to report

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    4. Looks-Conscious Teens Trying Risky Supplements

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many teens are turning to risky, unregulated supplements to boost their looks, warns a leading group of U.S. pediatricians. These products -- including protein powders, steroids and diet pills -- are often useless at bes

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    5. BP Problems During Pregnancy, Heart Trouble Later?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women who have blood pressure in the high-normal range may have an increased risk for metabolic syndrome after they give birth, a new study indicates. Metabolic syndrome -- which increases the risk of heart diseas

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    6. Elderly Get Unnecessary End-of-Life Treatments

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People dying naturally of old age often receive unnecessary end-of-life medical treatments in hospitals, a new global study finds. The Australian-based research found that one-third of patients with advanced, irrev

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    7. Are Omega-3s Linked to Lower Heart Attack Risk?

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Regularly eating fish and other foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids may lower your risk of fatal heart disease, a new research review suggests. "Our results lend support to the importance of fish and omega-3 consumpt

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    8. Baby 'Milestones' May Have Longer-Term Importance

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Babies who learn to stand up relatively early may also do a bit better with attention, memory and learning by the time they are preschoolers, a new study suggests. Experts have known that significant delays in reaching moveme

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    9. Donated Blood Won't Transmit Alzheimer's

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People who've received a blood transfusion can breathe a bit easier: A new study finds no evidence that degenerative brain disorders can be transmitted via donated blood. "This study provides reassurance to individuals who

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    10. Even 'Good' Insurance Comes With Hidden Hospital Bills

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Quality private health insurance is no protection against large out-of-pocket bills following routine hospital stays, a new study warns. "Hidden" costs of hospitalization for privately insured adults rose more than 37 percent

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