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  1. Antibiotic Resistance a Growing Threat: CDC Head

    July 24, 2014 -- Tougher measures to control antibiotic resistance need to be taken in the coming years, to avoid the possibility of it becoming the "next pandemic," the head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday. During an event at the National Press Club, CDC Director

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  2. Many Obese U.S. Kids Think They're Thinner Than They Are

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many obese and overweight American children and teens look in the mirror and tell themselves their weight is fine, U.S. health officials reported Wednesday. "Being overweight or obese is associated with adverse health

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  3. Weight Loss Surgery Eases Urinary Incontinence?

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Weight-loss surgery appears to have an additional side benefit -- it may improve urinary incontinence symptoms in women, according to a new study. The study found that nearly half of women in a weight-loss surgery pro

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  4. Painful, Itchy Patches Could Be Sign of Skin Cancer

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Painful or itchy skin lesions could be a warning sign of skin cancer, researchers report. "Patients sometimes have multiple lesions that are suspicious looking, and those that are itchy or painful should raise high conc

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  5. Sleep Loss May Boost False Memories

    July 24, 2014 -- People who don't get enough sleep may find they're more likely to form false memories, researchers say. Psychologists say plenty of evidence shows that failing to get a full 8 hours of sleep harms thinking skills, but they wanted to see the effect on how we remember things. "Recent

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  6. Dangerous Use of Growth Hormone Surges Among Teens

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A growing number of U.S. teens are using synthetic human growth hormone (hGH) to boost their muscles and athletic ability, a new study finds. The percentage of teens who admit to using hGH jumped to 11 percent i

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  7. Gene Discoveries Could Shed Light on Schizophrenia

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- One of the largest studies ever conducted into the genetic origins of a psychiatric disorder has uncovered 83 new sites on chromosomes that harbor inherited genes tied to schizophrenia. The findings, made by an in

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  8. Study Casts Doubt on Costly Treatment for Leg Clots

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Two treatments that break up blood clots deep in the veins of the legs appear no different in terms of death risk. However, one results in a greater risk of bleeding and average hospitalization bills that are three time

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  9. MERS Virus Found in Air in Camel Barn

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Genetic fragments of the deadly MERS virus were detected in the air of a barn where an infected camel was kept, a new study says. The findings show the need for further studies to determine if Middle East Respiratory Synd

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  10. Caffeine Powder: FAQ

    July 22, 2014 -- The story of an 18-year-old prom king, who according to reports died from an irregular heartbeat and seizures brought on by a caffeine overdose, has raised questions about caffeine -- particularly the powdered type used by the teen. Here’s what you need to know. What is caffeine pow

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