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    1. Detergent Pods Poison 3 in 4 Kids Exposed to Them

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Brightly colored laundry detergent pods pose a much greater risk to young children than other types of detergents, a new study finds. Researchers reviewed information on 36,000 American children treated at emergency depa

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    2. Noisy Homes Can Slow a Toddler's Vocabulary

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Background noise can hamper a toddler's ability to learn new words, a new study suggests. "Modern homes are filled with noisy distractions such as TV, radio and people talking that could affect how children learn words a

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    3. L.L. Bean Recalls Kids' Water Bottles Due to Lead

      July 20, 2016 -- Concerns about lead contamination have led L.L. Bean to recall children's insulated water bottles, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says. The Chinese-made bottles were imported by GSI Outdoors and sold by L.L. Bean from July 2015 through May 2016. Routine testing showed t

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    4. Experts Criticize Report on Rising Prostate Cancer

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A headline-grabbing report earlier this week claimed that new cases of advanced prostate cancer in the United States had skyrocketed 72 percent in the past decade. And the study authors from Northwestern University sug

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    5. Fish Oil May Reduce Colon Cancer Deaths

      July 20, 2016 -- Omega-3 fatty acids from fish may help reduce the risk of dying of colorectal cancer, a study suggests. Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the U.S., excluding skin cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. It’s expected lead

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    6. Bar-S Foods Hot Dog, Corn Dog Products Recalled

      July 20, 2016 -- Possible listeria contamination has led to the recall of nearly 373,000 pounds of chicken and pork hot dog and corn dog products made by Bar-S Foods Company of Altus, Oklahoma, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service says. The five recalled products h

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    7. Opioid Abusers Missing Out on Anti-Addiction Drug

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors aren't using one of the most effective weapons at their disposal in battling addiction to prescription painkillers -- the anti-addiction drug Suboxone, a new study finds. A review of Medicare claims showed tha

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    8. Meningitis B Vaccine Falls Short of Expectations

      By Karen Pallarito HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- About one-third of Princeton University students given a vaccine to combat a meningitis B outbreak on campus in 2013 didn't show signs of protection from the immunization, researchers reported. However, none of the va

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    9. New Treatments Helping Juvenile Arthritis Patients

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- New treatments for juvenile arthritis offer hope to children with the chronic autoimmune condition, doctors say. Scientists are still working to understand what causes juvenile arthritis and how to stop its prog

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    10. Alzheimer's May Hamper Ability to Perceive Pain

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Alzheimer's disease may affect people's ability to recognize when they are in pain, a new study shows. Undetected pain may allow underlying health issues to go untreated, leading to serious complications, such a

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