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Health Alert 7-16-12

Posted: 07/16/2012 - Concussions appear to be increasing in college football players and sleep apnea appears to be worse during the winter months. Brazilian researchers tracked thousands of people who were tested at a sleep clinic.

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Health Alert 7-12-12

Posted: 07/12/2012 - New research questions the current recommendation not to give the shingles vaccine to patients with diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis or psoriasis and according to a new study published in the Archives of General Psychiatry, kitty litter boxes could be making women suicidal.

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Health Alert 7-13-12

Posted: 07/12/2012 - Overdose deaths from powerful painkillers have been surging at an alarming rate in the U.S., but there's some good news the number blamed on methadone appears to have peaked and a report published online in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine suggests that the sending and receiving of sexual photos and messages via cellphone and computer, or sexting, is common among teens and may be linked to their sexual behaviors.

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Health Alert 7-11-12

Posted: 07/10/2012 - The first over-the-counter rapid HIV test will soon be available for use at home and a new study finds transferring just one single embryo during in in-vitro fertilization greatly reduces the risk of newborn death.

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Health Alert 7-9-12

Posted: 07/09/2012 - A new study in the Journal Pediatrics finds infants born at 37 or 38 weeks, who are technically "at term," have an increased risk of developmental delays or other medical difficulties and drug maker GlaxoSmithKline has agreed to pay a whopping three billion dollars to settle criminal and civil claims over some of its medications.

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Health Alert 7-6-12

Posted: 07/02/2012 - There will soon be a new diet pill available to help some overweight people fight the battle of the bulge and a new vaccine could help smokers quit for good.

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Health Alert 7-5-12

Posted: 07/02/2012 - Exposure to secondhand smoke may increase your chance of developing Type 2 diabetes and obesity and drinking coffee in moderation could reduce the risk of heart failure.

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Health Alert 7-4-12

Posted: 07/02/2012 - The American Red Cross desperately needs more people to roll up their sleeves and donate blood and health regulators are taking a closer look at metal hip replacements.

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Health Alert 7-3-12

Posted: 07/02/2012 - A new study by McAfee found that 70 percent of teens hide their online behavior from their parents and if you're looking for the perfect summer diet, you might want to stay away from the high protein and low carb ones.

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Health Alert 7-2-12

Updated: 07/02/2012 - Researchers in Iceland found a link between the age kids begin taking ADHD medication, and how they do on standardized tests, particularly math and a new study shows you can improve your memory while you sleep.

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Health Alert 6-27-12

Posted: 06/27/2012 - Some people who get weight loss surgery may end up with a higher tendency to abuse alcohol and a new study finds loneliness can be a health risk. Researchers in San Francisco asked more than a thousand seniors if they felt left out or isolated.

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Health Alert 6-29-12

Posted: 06/25/2012 - Public health officials say antibiotics used in livestock may be contributing to the rise in antibiotic resistant infections in humans and traffic noise is more than just annoying, it can be bad for your health.

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Health Alert 6-28-12

Posted: 06/25/2012 - New research shows weight loss surgery can reverse the effects of kidney disease and people who live in sunny areas are less likely to get pancreatic cancer, especially if they're fair skinned.

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Health Alert 6-26-12

Posted: 06/25/2012 - The number of children hospitalized with high blood pressure is climbing and the next time you're in a hotel, you may want to think twice before turning on the TV or the lights.

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Health Alert 6-25-12

Posted: 06/25/2012 - The risk of alcoholism can be inherited, and researchers are starting to understand which genes are responsible and American children are taking fewer antibiotics but more drugs for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD.

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Health Alert 6-22-12

Posted: 06/21/2012 - Walking slower later in life could signal dementia and one local hospital is celebrating an 'A' rating.

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Health Alert 6-21-12

Posted: 06/21/2012 - Statin drugs that reduce cholesterol have been shown to significantly increase fatigue, particularly in women and a new study suggests a link between dental plaque and premature cancer death.

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Health Alert 6-20-12

Updated: 06/20/2012 - When it comes to preventing obesity, exercise doesn't have the same effect on African American girls as white girls and a new study suggests more depressed people might get and stick with psychotherapy if they could get it by phone.

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Health Alert 6-19-12

Posted: 06/19/2012 - According to the World Health Organization, gonorrhea may soon become incurable and a new study suggests, taking a daily low dose of aspirin may be associated with a greater risk of stomach and brain bleeding.

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Health Alert 6-18-12

Posted: 06/18/2012 - A simple blood test could one day help doctors treat early stage breast cancer and according to a new study, guilt appears to play a role in depression. British researchers used functional MRI to scan the brains of people with a history of major depression and a control group of people who never had depression.

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Health Alert 6-13-12

Posted: 06/13/2012 - There's new hope for cancer patients who suffer from the painful, tingling feelings caused by chemotherapy and too much exercise may be too much of a good thing.

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Health Alert 6-15-12

Updated: 06/12/2012 - The USDA is expanding the search for dangerous bacteria in meat and the life expectancy gap between white and black people is decreasing

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6-14-12

Updated: 06/12/2012 - Waist size can predict who's at risk for type 2 diabetes and summertime means fun in the sun, but it can also be a risky season. However, having a smartphone in your pocket can help make it easier to keep everyone safe.

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Health Alert 6-12-12

Updated: 06/12/2012 - A new study finds that there is not much difference between men and women when it comes to quitting smoking and British researchers predict cancer cases will increase 75 percent by the year 2030.

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Health Alert 6-11-12

Posted: 06/11/2012 - Scientists have taken a step forward in developing non invasive testing for birth defects and a new study finds dark chocolate can even help people already at risk for heart problems.

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