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  1. Obese Kids at Higher Risk for Heart Disease

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children who are severely obese, especially boys, have risk factors that increase their odds of getting heart disease and diabetes, new research finds. "As the severity of obesity in kids gets worse, their risks for

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  2. Gut Bacteria Tied to Asthma Risk in Kids

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The presence of four types of gut bacteria in infancy may reduce a child's risk for asthma, Canadian researchers report. Most infants get these bacteria naturally from the environment. But some babies are given antib

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  3. Flavored Tobacco May Entice Kids, Teens to Smoke

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Bubblegum, cotton candy, chocolate: Just a few of the tempting flavors often added to tobacco being consumed by American children and teens. Now, an analysis of the 2014 National Youth Tobacco Survey finds that seven i

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  4. More Than 670 Illnesses in Salmonella Outbreak

    By HealthDay staff HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A salmonella outbreak that has been linked to contaminated cucumbers imported from Mexico has now caused 671 illnesses in 34 states, U.S. health officials said Tuesday. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control

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  5. Toppling TVs a Risk to Kids

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Televisions topple over on thousands of toddlers each year, sometimes causing head injuries severe enough to result in death, Canadian researchers are reporting. Often these mishaps aren't witnessed by adults, which in

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  6. Test Predicts Pregnancy Risks for Women With Lupus

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Blood tests may identify women with lupus who are at high risk for complications during pregnancy, according to a new study. Lupus is an immune system disorder known to increase the chances of pregnancy problems such as

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  7. Added Calcium May Not Help Older Bones: Studies

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Extra calcium may not protect your aging bones after all. New Zealand researchers who analyzed more than 100 previous investigations say guidelines advising seniors to consume at least 1,000 to 1,200 milligrams of calcium a

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  8. Implanted Device May Help Ease Sleep Apnea

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- An implantable pacemaker-like device might improve sleep patterns and quality of life for people with sleep apnea, a new study contends. The treatment, called cranial nerve stimulation, is designed to open upper airway pass

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  9. Fetal Tissue Research: FAQ

    Sept. 29, 2015 -- Although fetal tissue research has made headlines in recent months, the controversy about it is nothing new. Used in scientific studies since the 1930s, the tissue comes from induced abortions and miscarriages that would otherwise be discarded, according to the American Society for

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  10. Hormone Therapy Safe During Ovarian Cancer?

    Sept. 29, 2015 -- Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) may be safe for women with ovarian cancer, according to a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. HRT has been linked to an increased risk of getting breast, ovarian, and uterine cancer. This is the first study to look at the risk

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