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  1. Kids' Bag Lunches Not Meeting Nutrition Guidelines

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The lunches children bring from home may be less healthy than the school cafeteria offerings, a new study suggests. Researchers found that for kids in one Texas school district, bag lunches typically had more salt and fewer f

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  2. Alaska Doctors Overwhelmed By New Federal Rules

    By Annie Feidt, Alaska Public Radio Network Dr. Oliver Korshin, a 71-year-old ophthalmologist in Anchorage, is not happy about the federal government’s plan to have all physicians use electronic medical records or face a Medicare penalty. A few months ago when he applied for an exemption to the late

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  3. Researchers Find Stem Cells That Regenerate Nails

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have discovered the stem cells that allow your nails to grow back after you lose them. Using mouse nail cells, University of Southern California scientists identified stem cells that can perform two roles. In n

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  4. Restroom Hand Dryers May Spread More Germs

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Those air-blown hand dryers in public restrooms may spread far more germs than conventional paper towels, a new study suggests. British researchers placed a harmless type of bacteria on the hands of volunteers in order to

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  5. Hookahs Deliver Toxic Benzene in Every Puff: Study

    FRIDAY, Nov. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many young people consider hookahs a hip and safer way to smoke, but a new study finds fumes from the water pipes contain the toxin benzene. Benzene has been linked to an increased risk for leukemia in prior research, according to a scientific team reporting

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  6. Flu Season Off to a Slow Start ... for Now

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- This year's flu season is off to a slow but detectable start. And it appears to be a typical one that's likely to peak in January or February, a leading U.S. health official says. "We are starting to see a little more fl

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  7. Senior Aggression Common in Nursing Homes

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Elderly adults who live in nursing homes may commonly deal with aggressive or inappropriate behavior from fellow residents, a new study suggests. The study of 10 centers in New York state found that, in the space of just one

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  8. Weighing Growth Hormones for Short Kids

    Nov. 21, 2014 -- Melissa Chapman started looking into growth hormones for her 9-year-old son, Jackson, after he visited an amusement park with his cousin last summer. Jackson was often turned away from rides after he fell short of the signs that say “you must be this tall.”  His younger cousin, howe

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  9. Peanut Protein in Dust May Raise Allergy Risk

    Nov. 21, 2014 -- Babies exposed to traces of peanut protein in house dust may have a higher risk of peanut allergy, researchers say. In a new study, published online Nov. 18 in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, being exposed to peanut protein in house dust doubled the chance of having

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  10. Wall Street Bullish On 2015 Obamacare Enrollment

    By Julie Appleby A group of Wall Street analysts predicted Friday that enrollment in health law insurance plans will be higher than the 9 million projected by the Obama administration because insurers are aggressively courting new customers and more small businesses are likely to send workers to the

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