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  1. Study: Trying E-Cigarettes May Lead to Smoking

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Young people who use e-cigarettes are much more likely to become smokers than those who don't, a new study reports. More than one-third of teens and young adults who tried the battery-powered devices wound up smoking to

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  2. Sleep Apnea May Hurt Kids' Grades

    By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- When children have sleep troubles due to breathing problems -- such as sleep apnea -- they may struggle in school, new research suggests. "Sleep apnea may not be directly causing academic problems," said study lead author B

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  3. Spreading The Word: Obamacare and Native Americans

    By Anna Gorman ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — As a member of the Navajo tribe, Rochelle Jake has received free care through the Indian Health Service (IHS) her entire life. The clinics took care of her asthma, allergies and eczema – chronic problems, nothing urgent. Recently, though, she felt sharp pains in he

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  4. Siblings Now Main Source of Infants' Whooping Cough: CDC

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- When babies come down with whooping cough, the odds are good that a sibling is the source, new research reveals. That's a change from years past, when mothers were most often the source. But the shift is not surprising, said

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  5. Teens Using E-Cigarettes to 'Vape' Pot: Survey

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There's new reason for parents to be concerned about e-cigarettes: nearly one in five kids who uses e-cigarettes may be using the devices to get high, a study finds. And, parents may not always know it's happening. "Poli

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  6. Psychopaths May Not Yawn Along With You

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with psychopathic traits are less likely to catch "contagious yawning" than those with higher levels of empathy, a new study suggests. Psychopathic characteristics include being selfish, manipulative, impulsive, dom

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  7. Could All Work and No Play Hurt Your Health?

    Sept. 1, 2015 -- Type A. Workaholic. Burning the candle at both ends. Married to the job. If any of those describe your approach to your career, and you’re letting those vacation days pile up, you may be setting yourself up for some serious health problems. A recent study from University College in

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  8. Autism Behaviors May Differ in Boys and Girls

    By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The repetitive and restrictive behaviors common in autism aren't seen as often in girls as they are in boys with the disorder, a new study says. Researchers also found that there were differences in certain parts of the brai

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  9. Many With Parkinson's May Have Memory Problems

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many people with Parkinson's disease have memory problems, researchers report. The study included 40 people with early stage Parkinson's disease and 40 healthy older adults. While the disease is generally viewed as a movem

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  10. Electric Device Zaps May Prevent Motion Sickness

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Motion sickness is a miserable experience, with sufferers having nausea, dizziness and cold sweats from the rocking of a boat, the swaying of a car or the swooping of a roller coaster. Now imagine a device that could pre

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