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    1. Implant Effective at Combating Opioid Dependence

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Addicts are twice as likely to kick their dependence on heroin or prescription painkillers if they receive a new long-acting implant rather than a daily treatment pill, a new clinical trial shows. The implant, sold unde

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    2. Cutting Down on Sweets Can Help Kids' Hearts

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Cutting sugar -- not calories -- is the key to reducing the risk of heart disease among obese children, a new study suggests. Curbing the kids' sugar intake improved their triglyceride levels (a type of blood fat,

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    3. Which Diabetes Drug Is Best?

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- No single drug to treat type 2 diabetes stands out from the pack when it comes to reducing the risks of heart disease, stroke or premature death, a new research review finds. The analysis of hundreds of clinical trials found

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    4. Lab-Grown Cartilage May One Day Cut Need for This

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists report progress toward developing lab-grown cartilage that could postpone or possibly eliminate the need for hip replacement surgery in younger arthritis patients. The cartilage hasn't been tested in humans yet

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    5. 5.4M Bottles of Liquid Plumr Clog Remover Recalled

      July 18, 2016 -- About 5.4 million bottles of Liquid Plumr Clog Remover have been recalled due to defective child-resistant caps, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) says. The recall covers 17-ounce bottles of Liquid Plumr Pro-Strength Foaming Clog Fighter, Liquid Plumr Industrial Str

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    6. Concussion Study Shows Player Hits Most Damaging

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- As officials at all levels of American football continue to debate how to prevent concussions, a new study using data from devices inside the helmets of high school players confirms that hits with other players are especia

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    7. Does Living Near a Fracking Site Make Asthma Worse?

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Living near fracking sites may make asthma worse for many of those who suffer from the respiratory condition, a new study suggests. Fracking is a controversial process in which water, sand and chemicals are pumped deep i

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    8. Limit Kids' Exposure to Media Violence, Docs Say

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Media violence has become a routine part of the daily lives of American children, and parents, lawmakers and the media should take steps to change that, a leading pediatricians' group recommends. The new policy statement, fro

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    9. Neti Pot Beats Steam for Sinus Congestion Relief

      By Don Rauf HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Inhaling steam probably won't open your chronically clogged sinuses. But nasal irrigation may bring some relief, a new study finds. "People with chronic and recurrent sinusitis have poor quality of life, similar to having a maj

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    10. Wide Variation Seen in 'Dense' Breast Diagnoses

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A woman's odds of being told she has "dense" breasts may depend on which radiologist reads her mammogram, a new study finds. The study, which involved centers in four U.S. states, found that radiologists varied widely in how

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