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  1. Liquid Nicotine in E-Cigarettes Rising Cause of Poisonings: CDC

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The number of calls to poison control centers for nicotine poisoning from e-cigarettes has risen dramatically in recent years, U.S. health officials reported Thursday. Calls related to poisoning from the liquid nicotin

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  2. Insomnia May Raise Stroke Risk

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People plagued with insomnia might have an increased risk of stroke, particularly if they are young adults, a new, large study from Taiwan suggests. Over the course of four years, researchers found that insomnia seemed

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  3. Exercise, Diet Help People With High Blood Sugar

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For people with high blood sugar at risk of type 2 diabetes, losing weight and exercising may lessen their chances of dying from heart disease or other conditions, a new long-term study suggests. People enrolled in the

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  4. The Morning Light May Help You Stay Slim

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Spending time in the bright morning light may help you slim down, new research suggests. The small study found that people exposed to more light earlier, rather than later, in the day tended to be leaner than their peer

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  5. Inhaled Insulin Should be Approved by FDA: Panel

    April 2, 2014 -- An inhaled insulin product to treat type 1 and type 2 diabetes should be approved for sale in the United States, a Food and Drug Administration advisory committee said Tuesday. The panel of outside experts said that the product -- called Afrezza -- is not as effective as injected in

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  6. CDC Salt Guidelines Too Low for Good Health, Study Suggests

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Don't toss out your salt shaker just yet: A new analysis from Denmark finds current recommended salt guidelines may be too low. The new research indicates that Americans consume a healthy amount of salt, even though d

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  7. FDA Approves Under-the-Tongue Hay Fever Pill

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Just in time for the spring allergy season, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved a new under-the-tongue pill to treat hay fever caused by certain grass pollens. Oralair is the first under-the-tong

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  8. Obamacare Is New, But Insurance "Churn' Goes On

    By Lisa Aliferis, KQED A new analysis finds that many people who signed up for a Covered California health insurance exchange plan are likely to drop the coverage for a good reason: They found insurance elsewhere. Researchers at the U.C. Berkeley Labor Center released estimates Wednesday showing tha

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  9. Study: For Greater Happiness, Spend Money on These

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Buying so-called "life experiences" makes Americans happier than material goods such as cars, but they tend to favor the latter in the mistaken belief that they provide better value, according to a new study. Researcher

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  10. Childhood Eczema Often Persists Into Adulthood

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many children with eczema will continue to have symptoms of the skin condition as adults, new research suggests. Although eczema, or "atopic dermatitis," often begins during childhood, the new study found that k

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