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    1. Diabetes Drug Victoza May Help the Heart: Study

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The blood sugar-lowering drug Victoza (liraglutide) cuts the risk of heart attack and stroke in type 2 diabetes patients, a new study finds. Heart disease is the leading cause of death among people with type 2 diabetes, t

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    2. 15 Minutes of Exercise May Boost Life Span

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Just 15 minutes of exercise a day may lower older adults' risk of early death by one-fifth, a new study suggests. The research included more than 123,000 people, aged 60 and older. The study's mean follow-up time was 10 y

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    3. Breastfeeding a Boon to Preemies' Hearts: Study

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Breast-feeding premature babies appears to increase the likelihood that those infants will have healthier hearts in young adulthood, new research suggests. The finding was based on an analysis involving just over 200 men and

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    4. Kellogg Snack Products Recalled

      June 14, 2016 -- Potential undeclared peanut residue has prompted the recall of certain varieties and batches of Mother's, Keebler, Kellogg's Special K brownies, and Murray and Famous Amos snacks, Kellogg says. The company issued the recall after its supplier, Grain Craft, recalled wheat flour that

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    5. 5 Diet Drugs: Which Ones Work?

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Any of the prescription weight-loss drugs on the market can help obese people shed pounds, although some seem more effective than others, a new study finds. Currently, five drugs are approved in the United States for managin

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    6. Yellow Fever Outbreak: Is the U.S. at Risk?

      Editor’s note: This story was updated June 23, 2016, with updated case numbers and WHO emergency vaccination in two African countries. April 28, 2016 -- An ongoing yellow fever outbreak in Africa has global health and infectious diseases experts concerned. The virus is mosquito-borne and can be dead

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    7. Spare the Meat, Skip the Type 2 Diabetes?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Eating a mainly plant-based diet -- especially one with lots of healthy veggies, fruit and whole grains -- may significantly lower your risk of type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests. "This study highlights that even moder

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    8. Opioids Raise Deadly Heart Risks for Some

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- While the dangers of overdose among patients prescribed powerful opioid painkillers such as Oxycontin and fentanyl are well known, a new study found unexpected heart risks with the medications. Patients who had just been pre

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    9. Docs Group: Lift Ban on CDC Gun Violence Research

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- On the heels of yet another senseless gun massacre in the United States, the nation's leading physicians' organization is urging more research into gun violence. Specifically, the American Medical Association (AMA) said T

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    10. Mixed News on Drinking and Heart Health

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Texans living in "dry" counties are more likely to suffer heart attacks and congestive heart failure than people living in nearby "wet" counties, where alcohol sales are legal, a new study reports. But they're also less

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