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  1. Vaccine Opponents Often Cluster in Communities

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Parents who refuse to have their children vaccinated appear to be clustered in certain areas, a new study suggests. Among more than 150,000 children in 13 counties in Northern California, the researchers found five clust

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  2. Pizza Takes a Slice Out of Kids' Health: Study

    By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- On the days your kids eat pizza, they likely take in more calories, fat and sodium than on other days, a new study found. On any given day in the United States in 2009-10, one in five young children and nearly one in four te

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  3. Falls on the Rise Among U.S. Seniors

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For American seniors, a fall can have disabling or even fatal consequences. And a new study finds that the rate of older people who suffer a fall is actually on the rise. A research team led by Dr. Christine Cigolle, of th

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  4. A Bit More Salt Each Day May Not Harm Older Adults

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Consuming a "modest" amount of salt might not harm older adults, but any more than that can damage health, a new study finds. The study of adults aged 71 to 80 found that daily consumption of 2,300 milligrams (mg) of sal

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  5. Could a Drink a Day Lower Your Heart Failure Risk?

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Having a drink each day might help lower a middle-aged person's odds for heart failure, a new study reveals. The investigation suggests that men in their 40s, 50s and 60s who drink as much as seven comparably sized glasses of

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  6. The New Device to Treat Obesity: Is It for You?

    Jan. 16, 2015 -- The FDA just approved the first new obesity device since 2007.  The Maestro Rechargeable System is a pacemaker-like implant that sends electrical pulses to the vagus nerve. The nerve extends from your brain to your stomach. It's involved in signaling the brain about whether the stom

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  7. New Cases of Ebola Declining, WHO Says

    Jan. 16, 2014 -- Numbers of new cases of Ebola are declining in the three hardest hit West African nations, according to a World Health Organization report released Wednesday. However, there are still many hotspots of the disease, a U.N. official said. As of the week ending Jan. 11, Liberia had it l

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  8. Many Who Drink Also Take Prescription Meds: Study

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A substantial number of Americans who drink also take medications that should not be mixed with alcohol, new government research suggests. The study, of nearly 27,000 U.S. adults, found that among current drinkers, about 43 p

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  9. Life Satisfaction and Bone Health in Older Women

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Older women who are satisfied with their lives may have better bone health, a new Finnish study suggests. Up to half of all women older than 50 will develop the bone-thinning disease osteoporosis, which can lead to serious

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  10. Vitamin D Linked to Lower Colorectal Cancer Risk

    Jan. 16, 2015 -- Researchers say they can now show how vitamin D has the power to protect some people from getting colorectal cancer, otherwise known as bowel cancer. A study found that vitamin D boosts the immune system's defenses against tumor cells. "People with high levels of vitamin D in their

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