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  1. Antibiotics Linked to Type 2 Diabetes Risk

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Taking antibiotics might increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, new research suggests. Danish researchers found that people with type 2 diabetes tended to take more antibiotics in the years leading up to thei

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  2. Most Kids Get Vaccines, Despite Resistance Pockets

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More than nine out of 10 U.S. children entered kindergarten last school year protected with the proper immunizations, federal health officials reported Thursday. But, vaccination rates continue to lag in a number of st

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  3. FDA Warns 3 Cigarette Companies Over Claims

    Aug. 27, 2015 -- Three tobacco companies have been sent warning letters for making "additive-free" and/or "natural" claims on cigarette labels, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Thursday. The warning letters were issued to ITG Brands LLC for Winston cigarettes labeled additive-free, Santa F

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  4. This May Lower Fracture Odds in Older Women

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Older women with osteoporosis could get lasting benefits from a few years on growth hormone, a new, small trial suggests. Researchers found that when women with the bone-thinning disease took growth hormone for three years,

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  5. 10 Reasons Your Child Might Be Stressed

    Aug. 27, 2015 -- When Valaree Busse neared the end of eighth grade in St. Paul, NE, the school guidance counselor called her and the rest of her classmates in for something called “career cruising.” At ages 13 and 14, the kids were asked to plan all of their coursework for the next 4 years of high s

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  6. Even Short Bouts of Activity May Help Kids' Health

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Even brief spurts of exercise may benefit children, researchers report. Their study of 28 healthy, normal-weight children found that doing three minutes of moderate-intensity walking every half hour over three hours of s

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  7. High BP In Pregnancy May Reappear Later in Life

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women with high blood pressure during pregnancy are more likely to face the same health problem later in life, a new study suggests. The researchers also said they found that the brothers and sisters of these women have

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  8. Black Women and Risk of Having Breast Cancer Genes

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Young black women have a higher rate of breast and ovarian cancer-related gene mutations than previously believed, a new study finds. These inherited mutations occur in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes. It has been estimated tha

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  9. Pot and the Developing Brain: Mixed Findings

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Marijuana's potential effect on brain structure remains a subject of intense scientific scrutiny, but mixed results have emerged from two of the latest studies on the topic. Researchers in one study have concluded tha

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  10. House Dust Harbors Thousands of Microbial Species

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- You've got a lot of unsuspected roommates: A new study finds that ordinary house dust contains thousands of species of bacteria and fungi. The researchers analyzed dust from about 1,200 homes across the continental Unit

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