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  1. E-Cigarette Ads May Help Lure Teens to the Habit: StudyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 25 | Health.com

    The more ads for electronic cigarettes middle and high school students see, the more likely they are to use these devices, a new study finds. "Since electronic nicotine devices have the potential to cause harm, result in nicotine addiction and lead to use of traditional cigarettes, advertisement of these devices should be regulated and limited, particularly ads that target youth," said Patricia Folan.

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  2. Study Sees No Link Between Common Epilepsy Drug, Certain Birth DefectsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 6 | Health.com

    Despite initial concern from early studies, taking the epilepsy drug lamotrigine during pregnancy may not raise the risk for certain birth defects, a large new study finds. "An initial study of this drug showed an increased risk for cleft lip or cleft palate, but a number of other studies since have not, and our previous study showed an increased risk of clubfoot," said study author Helen Dolk, of Ulster University, in Northern Ireland.

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  3. Type 1 Diabetes Linked to Epilepsy Risk, Study SuggestsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 31, 2016 | Health.com

    People who have type 1 diabetes may be nearly three times more likely to develop the seizure disorder epilepsy than people without type 1 diabetes, a new study suggests. The youngest people with type 1 diabetes - under 6 years old - seemed to be six times more likely to develop epilepsy, the researchers reported.

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  4. Healthy Amount of Vitamin C Might Keep Cataracts at BayRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 24, 2016 | Health.com

    While many believe that vitamin C helps ward off colds, a new study suggests the nutrient might prevent something more serious - cataracts. "While we cannot totally avoid developing cataracts, we may be able to delay their onset and keep them from worsening significantly by eating a diet rich in vitamin C," study lead researcher Dr. Christopher Hammond said in a news release from the journal Ophthalmology .

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  5. Rosacea Might Boost Parkinson's Risk: StudyRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 21, 2016 | Health.com

    Rosacea, a chronic skin condition that causes marked redness in the face, may be linked to an increased risk for Parkinson's disease, a large, new study suggests. Among more than 5 million Danes, those with rosacea were about twice as likely to develop Parkinson's as those without the skin condition, said lead researcher Dr. Alexander Egeberg of Herlev and Gentofte Hospital in Copenhagen.

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  6. An Expert's Guide to Sneezin' SeasonRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 16, 2016 | Health.com

    "With the crazy up and down weather, some parts of the country could see worse allergy-provoking conditions. There is likely to be a pollen superburst this season, so sufferers should get ready," Dr. Jordan Josephson, a sinus specialist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, said in a hospital news release.

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  7. Special Infant Formulas Don't Shield Against Asthma, Allergies: StudyRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 8, 2016 | Health.com

    Many parents who worry that their baby is at risk of asthma, allergies or type 1 diabetes may turn to special cow's milk formulas touted to lower the risk. But a new review of the data on these "hydrolyzed" infant formulas finds no good evidence that they actually protect children from the autoimmune disorders.

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  8. How Feeding Peanuts to At-Risk Children (Under Supervision!) Can Prevent AllergiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 7, 2016 | Health.com

    Once a tolerance to peanuts has developed in kids considered at high-risk for developing a peanut allergy, it seems to last, new research suggests. The children in the study developed a tolerance after they were fed peanuts for years as part of a supervised clinical trial.

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  9. Supervised Exposure Therapy for Peanut Allergy Lasts, Study FindsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 4, 2016 | Health.com

    Once a tolerance to peanuts has developed in kids considered at high-risk for developing a peanut allergy, it seems to last, new research suggests. The children in the study developed a tolerance after they were fed peanuts for years as part of a supervised clinical trial.

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  10. No Clear Winner Seen Among Stop-Smoking Aids in StudyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 26, 2016 | Health.com

    If you're trying to quit smoking, using the nicotine patch, the drug Chantix, or a combination of the patch and lozenges all appear to work equally well, researchers report. "To our surprise, all three treatments were essentially identical," said lead author Dr. Michael Fiore, director of the University of Wisconsin Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention in Madison.

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  11. Free Nicotine Patches by Mail May Help Smokers QuitRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 25, 2016 | Health.com

    Helping smokers quit may be as easy as mailing them free nicotine-replacement patches, even in the absence of counseling or other support, a new Canadian study shows. "Sometimes smokers simply need access to help and a jumpstart," said Horovitz, a pulmonary specialist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City.

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  12. Active, Passive Smoking Tied to Infertility, Early Menopause: StudyRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 15, 2015 | Health.com

    Other research has linked smoking with higher rates of infertility and perhaps earlier menopause. However, "secondhand smoke is less researched," especially among never-smoking women, said study author Andrew Hyland, chair of health behavior at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, in Buffalo, N.Y. In the study, Hyland and his colleagues evaluated women enrolled in the Women's Health Initiative, a large study launched in 1991 to look at a variety of health issues in more than 160,000 generally healthy, postmenopausal women.

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  13. Risky Sexual Behaviors Put Many Young Gay Men at Risk of HIV: StudyRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 7, 2015 | Health.com

    Young American gay and bisexual men who have detectable blood levels of HIV - the virus that causes AIDS - are also more likely to engage in risky sexual behavior that might spread the virus, a new study has found. "While many of these young men are engaged in care, and success stories are many, we still have work to do to reduce the rate of new infections," study author Patrick Wilson, an assistant professor of sociomedical sciences at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health in New York City, said in a university news release.

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  14. Sleep Apnea Devices Lower Blood PressureRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 1, 2015 | Health.com

    For those suffering from sleep apnea, the disrupted sleep and reduction of oxygen getting to the brain can contribute to high blood pressure, but the two common treatments for the condition both lower blood pressure, Swiss researchers report. A comparison of the treatments - continuous positive airway pressure and mandibular advancement devices - showed that each produces a modest reduction in both systolic and diastolic blood pressure rates, the researchers found.

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  15. Pediatricians' Group Urges Cuts in Antibiotic Use in LivestockRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 16, 2015 | Health.com

    Overuse of antibiotics in farm animals poses a real health risk to children, the American Academy of Pediatrics warns in a new report. This common practice is already contributing to bacterial resistance to medicines and affecting doctors' ability to treat life-threatening infections in kids, according to the paper published online Nov. 16 in the journal Pediatrics .

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  16. 45-Minute Class Helps Middle Schoolers Master CPR BasicsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 7, 2015 | Health.com

    The students in the study were taught both manual CPR and the use of an automated external defibrillator , a device available for emergency use in many public spaces. "If schools across the United States invested one 45- to 60-minute period a year for each school year, this would ensure widespread CPR and AED knowledge with minimal cost and loss of school time," study authors Dr. Kae Watanabe and Dr. Joseph Philip, of the University of Florida, in Gainesville, wrote in a news release from the American Heart Association .

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  17. Poor Sleep Might Harm Kidneys, Study SuggestsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 5, 2015 | Health.com

    Researchers from Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital evaluated the sleep habits of thousands of women and found too little shuteye was tied to a more rapid decline in kidney function. Women who slept five hours or less a night had a 65 percent greater risk of rapid decline in kidney function, compared with women sleeping seven to eight hours a night, the investigators discovered.

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  18. It's Back to Standard Time This WeekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 30, 2015 | Health.com

    Those most likely to struggle with the switch to standard time are so-called morning types, who tend to wake early in the morning and are sleepy early in the evening, experts say. "Every fall, when we set our clocks back, people with late sleep schedules have an opportunity to make their bedtimes one hour earlier," said Saul Rothenberg, a behavioral sleep psychologist at the North Shore-LIJ Sleep Disorders Center in Great Neck, N.Y. "For those of you who like your usual bedtime, but have difficulty falling asleep, [standard time] will make it easier for you to fall asleep, if you stick to your usual bedtime after we set the clocks back," Rothenberg added.

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  19. Sleep Apnea May Raise Women's Heart Risk, But Not Men'sRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 14, 2015 | Health.com

    The nighttime breathing disturbance known as sleep apnea can boost a woman's risk for heart problems and even death, but there was no such effect for men, a new study finds. The finding "highlights the importance of sleep apnea screening and treatment for women, a group who often are not routinely screened for sleep apnea," study co-author Dr. Susan Redline, a sleep specialist at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, said in a hospital news release.

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  20. Surgery May Raise Survival With Advanced Melanoma: StudyRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 8, 2015 | Health.com

    New research suggests that for patients with melanoma that has spread to the abdomen, surgical removal of the tumor can extend survival. The study was led by Dr. Gary Deutsch, now a surgical oncologist at North Shore-LIJ Health System in Great Neck, N.Y. His team tracked outcomes for 1,600 patients, treated at some point between 1969 and 2014.

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