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Stroke Tied to Long-Term Mental Decline

Stroke Tied to Long-Term Mental Decline Deterioration centers around ability to think, plan, study finds WebMD News from HealthDay By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Stroke victims often experience an immediate deterioration in their ability to think and reason. But a new …

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FAQ: Heartburn Meds and Health Risks

FAQ: Heartburn Meds and Health Risks July 6, 2015 — About 21 million Americans have used prescription heartburn medications called proton pump inhibitors to help ease pain and discomfort after they eat. But does that help come at a price? A recent study found that the drugs, also known as …

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FDA Reviewing Safety of Codeine in Kids Under 18

FDA Reviewing Safety of Codeine in Kids Under 18 By Megan BrooksMedscape Medical News July 2, 2015 — The FDA is investigating the safety of using medicines containing codeine to treat coughs and colds in children younger than 18, because of the potential for serious problems like slowed or …

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Could Blue Eyes Raise Odds for Alcoholism?

Could Blue Eyes Raise Odds for Alcoholism? Study finds genes that determine eye color line up along ones tied to alcohol abuse WebMD News from HealthDay By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People with blue eyes may be more likely to …

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Children with Autism Respond Differently to Smells: Study

Kids with Autism Respond Differently to Smells Kids with ASDs didn’t change their sniff response when odors were unpleasant WebMD News from HealthDay By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Children with autism spectrum disorders appear to respond to stinky smells differently from …

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Yuck! What’s Really in Your Pool?

Yuck! What’s Really in Your Swimming Pool? By Sydney DevineWebMD Health News July 1, 2015 — That sparkling blue water looks cool and inviting on a scorching summer day. But do you really know what you’re getting when you dive in the pool? Let’s try pee and poop for …

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Menopausal Women at Lower Heart Risk Than Men of Similar Age

Menopausal Women: Lower Heart Risk Than These Men? Study found little difference between menopause types, but black women had less advantage than white WebMD News from HealthDay By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Menopause is commonly considered a risk factor for heart …

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Under-the-Tongue Hay Fever Pills Offer Little Benefit: Study

Under-the-Tongue Hay Fever Pills: Little Benefit? For serious grass allergy, shots may be more effective, researcher says WebMD News from HealthDay By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Under-the-tongue pills for hay fever sufferers provide little symptom relief and often come with bothersome …

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