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    1. Feeding Babies Eggs, Peanuts May Cut Allergy Risk

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Introducing babies to eggs or peanuts early on may help reduce their risk of food allergies, a new analysis finds. Researchers reviewed 146 previous studies that examined when babies were given foods that often t

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    2. Suicide Can Strike Children as Young as 5: Study

             By Randy Dotinga                  HealthDay Reporter               MONDAY, Sept. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A startling new study warns that some preteen children -- even as young as 5 years old -- may be at risk of suicide. Black elementary school-age boys seem to have a higher risk, even

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    3. Dogs Chase Away College Students’ Homesickness

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Man's best friend may also be a college student's best buddy, new research suggests. The study found that dog therapy can ease homesickness in first-year college students and possibly reduce their risk of dropping out. "T

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    4. Discounts Spur People to Eat More Fruits, Veggies

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Giving low-income Americans discounts on fruits and vegetables while disallowing sugar-sweetened soda and treat purchases may improve their diets, a new study suggests. About one in seven people in the United States par

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    5. Light Therapy May Boost Men's Interest in Sex

      Sept. 19, 2016 – Exposure to bright light may increase men's testosterone levels and could lead to greater sexual satisfaction, according to a study. Italian scientists say that using a light box, which some people use to treat seasonal affective disorder (SAD), could improve the sex lives of men wi

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    6. Healthy Diet May Be Key to Kids' Reading Skills

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Healthy eating may offer young children an unexpected benefit -- it might help them become better readers, a new study suggests. Researchers in Finland found students' reading skills improved more between first gr

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    7. Surprise! Beer Makes You Happier, Friendlier

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Raise a glass of your favorite brew and toast the Swiss researchers who offer scientific proof for what you surely suspected and probably hoped. Drinking beer does make you friendlier, happier, less inhibited -- m

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    8. Sleep Troubles, Heart Troubles?

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Sleep disorders -- including too little or too much sleep -- may contribute to heart disease risk factors, the American Heart Association said in its first statement on the risks of sleep problems. But, the heart group st

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    9. CDC: Too Many Antibiotics Still Being Prescribed

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Despite growing concerns about creating drug-resistant bacteria, overprescribing of antibiotics in U.S. hospitals didn't drop between 2006 and 2012, according to a new federal report. Over that time period, 55 percent o

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    10. Vasectomy May Not Raise Prostate Cancer Risk

      By Don Rauf HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A large, new study challenges previous research that suggested vasectomies might increase the risk of prostate cancer or dying from it. In the latest finding, researchers found no connection between vasectomies and overall ris

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