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High Altitudes May Aid Weight Loss on MedicineNet.com

High Altitudes May Aid Weight Loss on MedicineNet.com

Latest Diet & Weight Management News Obese Men Lost Weight During Week on Mountain, Study Finds By Salynn Boyles WebMD Health News Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD Feb. 4, 2010 — Looking to jump-start your weight loss? You may want to head to higher ground. Early …

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Kids Can Roll Up Their Sleeves — Again — for Mumps Protection

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TUESDAY, Feb. 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) — When it comes to mumps prevention, an extra jab may do the trick. During a mumps outbreak, doctors can provide an optional third dose of mumps vaccine, according to the 2018 recommended immunization schedule from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). This recommendation …

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As Swine Flu Fades, Experts Ponder Next Season

As Swine Flu Fades, Experts Ponder Next Season

By Amanda GardnerHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 5 (HealthDay News) — After nearly a year of headlines, worry and confusion, the H1N1 swine flu virus is now out of the news. Is it out of circulation as well? The latest data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds …

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A Hidden Source of ‘Superbugs’ in Hospitals?

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Latest Infectious Disease News TUESDAY, Feb. 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Hospital wastewater systems may play a role in antibiotic resistance, a new study suggests. U.S. National Institutes of Health researchers collected samples from pipes beneath a hospital’s intensive care unit and from manholes covering sewers draining hospital …

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‘Hole in Heart’ Defect May Raise Stroke Risk After Surgery

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TUESDAY, Feb. 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) — People born with a hole in their heart face an increased risk for stroke after surgery, a new study finds. This common type of birth defect — known as patent foramen ovale (PFO) — is a hole between the upper chambers of the …

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Fetal Alcohol Cases More Common Than Thought: Study

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By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) — More U.S. children may be living with brain damage from prenatal drinking than experts have thought, a new study suggests. The study of four U.S. communities found that at least 1 percent to 5 percent of first-graders had a …

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Government to Pay for More Than Half of U.S. Health Care Costs

Obama Defends Health Care Law, Offers Fixes

By Karen PallaritoHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 4 (HealthDay News) — As jobless Americans lost private health insurance coverage and joined the Medicaid rolls during the recession, U.S. health spending jumped 5.7 percent to $2.5 trillion in 2009, government projections show. That means that American taxpayers will foot the bill for …

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As Newborn Syphilis Cases Rise, Maternal Screening Urged

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By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Newborn syphilis cases have shot up in the United States in recent years, so an expert panel is reaffirming the need to screen all pregnant women for the infection. Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease that can be passed …

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Health Highlights: Feb. 4, 2010

Obama Defends Health Care Law, Offers Fixes

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Program Offers Free Health Text Messages To New Moms A free program that texts pregnancy and baby health tips to the cell phones of expectant and new mothers is expected to be announced …

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Missing Genes Linked to Extreme Obesity on MedicineNet.com

PSA Test Affected By Obesity, Hide Prostate Cancer

Latest Diet & Weight Management News Study Shows Some Morbidly Obese People Are Missing a Section of DNA By Jennifer Warner WebMD Health News Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD Feb. 3, 2010 — Missing genes may be behind at least some cases of morbid or extreme obesity, …

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