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  1. Pouch in Heart May Trigger Unexplained Strokes

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A pouch-like structure in the heart may be the source of some strokes that have no other known cause, a new study suggests. This pouch in the heart's left atrial chamber -- called a left atrial septal pouch -- was first d

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  2. Does This Common Pesticide Cause Cancer?

    April 7, 2015 -- An international group of health experts is questioning the safety of a widely used pesticide that had long been considered not harmful by U.S. regulators. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a research arm of the World Health Organization, in March said that gly

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  3. Untested Stimulant Still in Dietary Supplements

    April 7, 2015 -- Researchers are warning consumers to avoid dietary supplements labeled as having the active ingredient Acacia rigidula. The supplements claim to aid weight loss, boost energy, and sharpen attention. But about half of the 21 “natural” acacia products tested by researchers contained a

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  4. BRCA Gene Mutations Act Differently in Each Woman

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women who carry mutations in certain genes face a much higher risk of breast and ovarian cancers, but the impact varies depending on the type and location of the mutation, new research finds. Film star Angelina Jolie, who ca

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  5. Kids Can Get Food Allergies From Donated Blood

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The case of an 8-year-old Canadian boy suggests that it's possible, but still rare, for children to get food allergies from blood transfusions. The boy developed an allergy to fish and peanuts after receiving a transfusio

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  6. Teen Long-Term Contraception Use Up, Remains Low

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The use of long-acting, reversible forms of contraception remains low among sexually active teen girls, though that trend seems to be changing, according to a U.S. government report released Tuesday. Among teens aged 15

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  7. Lonely Seniors Visit Doctors More Often

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults who are chronically lonely visit the doctor more often than those who feel more socially connected, according to a new study. The findings suggest that taking steps to reduce loneliness among older adults may

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  8. Regular, Vigorous Exercise May Lengthen Your Life

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Although any amount of exercise offers health benefits, a new study suggests that rigorous physical activity may be key to boosting longevity. Australian researchers found that middle-aged or older people who get a

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  9. Breast Milk Bought Online Might Contain Cow's Milk

    By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Parents who buy breast milk online may not always get 100 percent human milk. A new study found about 10 percent of samples tested were contaminated with cow's milk. "Human milk may be purposely 'topped off' with cow's milk

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  10. These Beat Other Commercial Diet Plans: Study

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many people turn to commercial weight-loss programs to help them shed excess pounds, but there's surprisingly little scientific evidence to show whether or not these plans can help keep weight off for the long-term, a ne

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