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    1. BP Problems During Pregnancy, Heart Trouble Later?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women who have blood pressure in the high-normal range may have an increased risk for metabolic syndrome after they give birth, a new study indicates. Metabolic syndrome -- which increases the risk of heart diseas

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    2. Hovering Parents May Harm Kids

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, June 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children with "intrusive" parents who push too hard for good grades may be more prone to become highly self-critical or anxious and depressed, a new study suggests. "When parents become intrusive in their children's live

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    3. Flint's Lead Crisis 'Entirely Preventable'

      By Margaret Farley Steele HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Analysis of blood samples from young children of Flint, Mich., shows they had much more lead in their blood when the city used local drinking water in an effort to cut costs, a new U.S. government study reveals. A

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    4. Why Some Bisexuals Won't 'Come Out'

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many bisexual men are afraid to reveal their sexual orientation to female partners, relatives and friends, a new study says. Fear of stigma and damage to their relationships keeps many bisexual men in the closet, report re

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    5. Contaminated Gloves a No-No in Hospitals

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Health care workers who wear contaminated gloves can transfer bacteria onto hospital surfaces, a new study warns. "Infection control is a priority for all hospitals to reduce the spread of [bacteria]," said study author Sa

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    6. Diabetes Ups Risk of Heart Attack Death

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People with diabetes are much more likely to die after a heart attack than people without the blood sugar condition, a new study finds. Researchers included 700,000 people in the study. All of them were hospitalized with a

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    7. Painkiller Misuse in U.S. Doubled in Decade

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- More bad news from the U.S. drug wars: Misuse of prescription opioid painkillers by American adults more than doubled from the early 2000s to 2013, a new government study says. Rates of addiction to powerful painkillers su

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    8. New Treatment Shows Promise for Knee Arthritis

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- For those who suffer debilitating arthritis in their knees, researchers report in a small study that just one injection of stem cells can reduce pain and inflammation. The idea is experimental: Extract stem cells from a patie

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    9. Smoking May Hinder Common Breast Cancer Treatment

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking may blunt the effectiveness of a certain kind of breast cancer treatment, new research suggests. Among breast cancer patients taking a class of drugs called aromatase inhibitors, smokers had a three times greater

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    10. Sprained Ankle May Have Longer-Term Health Effects

      By E.J. Mundell HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many Americans have suffered through an ankle break or sprain, but new research suggests these injuries might have a larger effect on health. The study, based on a survey of thousands of adults, found that people with inj

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