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Saliva test may predict depression risk in boys

Posted: 02/17/2014 - A saliva test for teen boys with mild symptoms of depression might help identify those who will develop major depression later in life, according to new research.

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Bullying linked to health effects

Posted: 02/17/2014 - Bullying can have a lasting effect on a child’s well-being especially if it persists over time, a new study shows.

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One-third of cat bite victims end up in hospital

Posted: 02/13/2014 - Cats might be cuddly, but their love nibbles can be a serious health matter. A study published in the February issue of The Journal of Hand Surgery showed that 30 percent of patients who had a cat bite on hand ended up staying in a hospital for more than three days on average.

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Winter temperatures linked to stroke hospitilizations

Posted: 02/13/2014 - The recent blast of snow and cold weather is posing safety risks for millions of Americans, but could it also be harming their health? New research suggests people may be more likely to suffer strokes when temperatures drop and air moisture rises.

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Do annual mammograms save lives? Study says no

Posted: 02/12/2014 - A controversial new study has found that annual mammograms may not help reduce breast cancer deaths and may increase the number of women unnecessarily getting treated for breast cancer.

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FDA: Female sex drive drug needs more research

Posted: 02/11/2014 - A leading drug candidate for low sexual desire in women hasn't gotten approved for use in the United States, but the company backing it isn't giving up.

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Chick-fil-A to serve antibiotic-free chicken

Updated: 02/11/2014 - A popular American fast food restaurant wants you to "Eat mor chikin" without antibiotics. Chick-fil-A Inc. announced plans Tuesday to use chicken raised without antibiotics in all of its restaurants within five years.

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Kraft singles to lose artificial preservatives

Posted: 02/10/2014 - Kraft is removing artificial preservatives from its most popular individually wrapped cheese slices, in the latest sign that companies are tweaking their recipes as food labels come under greater scrutiny.

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How to keep your dog safe in snowy weather

Updated: 02/10/2014 - Not all breeds of dogs have the thick coats and layers of body fat needed to tolerate freezing temperatures. It can be difficult for smaller dogs to wade through deep snow. And the road salt used to melt ice on streets and sidewalks can irritate paws and make animals sick if they swallow it.

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Relax, weekend weight gain won't ruin your diet

Posted: 02/07/2014 - A new study suggests small weight gains on weekends are normal, and as long as you can compensate during the week, indulging a bit may even help you lose weight long-term.

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New peanut allergy patch

Posted: 02/07/2014 - Nearly three million Americans suffer from some form of nut allergy, and one of the most common is a sensitivity to peanuts. For people with a severe peanut allergy, exposure could be deadly.

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How to get kids to eat their vegetables

Posted: 02/07/2014 - Preschoolers introduced to Brussels sprouts alongside cream cheese to spread on the bitter vegetable were more likely to say that they liked the sprouts and ate more of them, even when they were later served plain.

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New technology helps relieve sinus problems

Updated: 02/07/2014 - It's a procedure that uses balloon technology for treating chronic sinusitis, which affects 35 million Americans with intense pain and pressure.

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Stomach bugs on cruise ships: Tips to stay safe

Posted: 01/30/2014 - Cruises can be packed with passengers in close quarters, raising the potential for infectious diseases to spread like wildfire if anyone on board gets sick.

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