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  1. More Than 730 Sick in Latest Salmonella Outbreak

    By HealthDay staff HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A salmonella outbreak that has been linked to contaminated cucumbers imported from Mexico has now caused 732 illnesses in 35 states, U.S. health officials said Tuesday. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control a

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  2. FDA Orders Studies on Endoscopes Tied to Outbreaks

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Recent outbreaks of life-threatening infections linked to endoscopic devices called duodenoscopes led the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday to order manufacturers to conduct postmarket studies of the devices in he

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  3. Antibiotic-Resistant 'Superbug' an Emerging Threat

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A relatively new antibiotic-resistant bacteria called CRE is making inroads in some major American cities, U.S. health officials report. Surveillance of seven U.S. metropolitan areas found higher-than-expected levels of C

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  4. These Drugs May Be Risky for Some Surgery Patients

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Some people on blood pressure drugs called beta blockers may face heightened risks of heart complications during non-cardiac surgeries, a new, large study suggests. The research involved over 55,000 surgery patients who were o

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  5. CA Governor Signs Right-to-Die Bill Into Law

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- California Gov. Jerry Brown signed "right-to-die" legislation on Monday that will allow the terminally ill to legally end their lives. A lifelong Catholic and former Jesuit seminarian, Brown's decision to support the bill

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  6. 'Tweeners,' Pot and Later Drinking and Driving

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- "Tweeners" who think marijuana is acceptable may be more likely to drive drunk or ride with a drunk driver when they reach high school, a new study suggests. The researchers followed nearly 1,200 U.S. middle school studen

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  7. Flu Vaccine May Also Protect Against Pneumonia

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Getting a flu shot may protect you not only from flu, but also from pneumonia, the leading cause of flu-related hospitalizations and deaths, a new study suggests. Most children and adults hospitalized for flu-related pneu

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  8. As HIV Patients Live Longer, Some Cancer Risks Rise

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Antiretroviral therapy has extended the lives of people with HIV, but living longer may increase these patients' risk for certain cancers. A study of nearly 90,000 HIV patients revealed a rise in three types of cancer as the A

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  9. Almost 2 Million Boxes of Cheerios Recalled

    Oct. 6, 2015 -- Almost 2 million boxes of Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios have been recalled by General Mills Inc. because of an incident where wheat might have been introduced in products that were labeled gluten-free. Cereals produced on certain dates in July at the Minneapolis company's Lodi, Cal

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  10. Asthma Drug Use in Infants Tied to Stunted Growth

    Oct. 5, 2015 -- Treating babies with asthma medication may stunt their growth, new research suggests. Medications called inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) that can treat conditions like asthma are often used in infants with recurrent wheezing. But a study of more than 12,000 Finnish babies found that th

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