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  1. Viruses Increasingly Behind Child Pneumonia Cases

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Young children are at increased risk of becoming seriously ill with pneumonia -- but unlike in years past, the cause is usually a respiratory virus, a large U.S. study finds. The researchers found that 66 percent of pneumo

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  2. Common Sources of Foodborne Illnesses Pinpointed

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Beef, dairy, fruit and certain types of vegetables are among the most common sources for the four major types of foodborne illness that strike nearly 2 million Americans each year, a U.S. government report finds. More tha

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  3. Colon Cancer's Location May Be Factor in Survival

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The area of the colon where a cancer develops may play a role in a patient's survival, a new study suggests. Researchers report that people with colon cancer that started in the left colon may be more likely to survive th

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  4. Three Amputees Regain Function With 'Bionic' Hands

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In what scientists say is a first, a robotic hand controlled by a patient's own muscle and nerves appears to have restored complex hand function to a trio of amputees in Austria. The three patients in question all suffered w

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  5. After Blowing Their Stack, a Heart Attack

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Intense anger or anxiety greatly increases the risk of heart attack, a new study warns. "While the absolute risk of any one anger episode triggering a heart attack is low, our data demonstrates that the danger is real and

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  6. 2 of 3 Smokers Will Die Early If They Don't Quit

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Two-thirds of smokers will die early from their habit if they don't quit, a new study suggests. The findings indicate that it's never too late to quit smoking, one expert said. Researchers analyzed data from more than 200

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  7. Certain Painkillers Ill-Advised After Heart Attack

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Common painkillers such as ibuprofen and Celebrex may raise the risk for heart attack, stroke and/or serious bleeding among heart attack survivors taking prescription blood thinners, a new study says. The finding could promp

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  8. Younger Women Often Ignore Signs of Heart Attack

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Younger women may ignore early warning signs of a heart attack, a new study reveals. The finding could help explain why younger women have higher rates of death from heart attack than men in their age group. "Young women

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  9. Alzheimer's, Parkinson's Skin Test: Early Promise

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A small, early study hints that a skin test may someday be able to help diagnose people with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases. Researchers found that skin biopsies can reveal elevated levels of abnormal proteins assoc

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  10. Long-Acting Birth Control Use Up Fivefold: CDC

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The use of long-acting birth control methods such as IUDs or under-the-skin implants jumped fivefold between 2002 and 2011, according to a new U.S. government report. Among U.S. women aged 15 to 44, the use of these lon

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