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Celery-Onion Blend Is Cause of E.Coli Outbreak Tied to Costco Chicken Salad: CDC

FRIDAY, Nov. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A celery-onion blend included in a rotisserie chicken salad from Costco stores is the probable culprit behind an ongoing E.coli outbreak and has been recalled, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday.
According to a CDC news release, the Montana Public Health Laboratory tested the diced […]

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Assessing Health Issues of Child Refugees

FRIDAY, Nov. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The main health problems of refugee children from Asia and Africa when they arrive in the United States are outlined in a new study.
Based on screenings of more than 8,100 young refugees between 2006 and 2012, the top health concerns were hepatitis B, tuberculosis, parasitic worms, high blood […]

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Bullies May Face Higher Odds of Eating Disorders: Study

FRIDAY, Nov. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Bullies may be at increased risk for eating disorders, a new study suggests.
Previous research has found that victims of bullying are more likely to have these disorders, but the finding that bullies are also at risk came as a surprise, the researchers said.
“For a long time, there’s been […]

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Buckle Up in the Backseat, Experts Advise

FRIDAY, Nov. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — As you head home from Thanksgiving get-togethers, stay safe by buckling up, even when you’re riding in the backseat.
Hundreds of Americans die in car crashes every year because they don’t use seat belts while riding in the rear seats of vehicles, a new report shows.
In 2013, there were […]

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Sweat to Help Reduce Your Risk for Prostate Cancer

FRIDAY, Nov. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Vigorous exercise, a healthy diet and not smoking may dramatically reduce a man’s risk for aggressive prostate cancer, new research suggests.
Nearly half of lethal prostate cancer cases in the United States would be prevented if men over 60 followed five or more healthy habits, lead author Stacey […]

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Too Much Sitting Hurts Heart Patients’ Health

THURSDAY, Nov. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Even with regular exercise, people with heart disease who sit too much have worse health than those who sit less, a new study suggests.
Previous research has linked too much sitting with an increased risk of heart disease. But the authors of this study say it’s the first to […]

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Frequent Heartburn May Signal More Serious Digestive Problem

THURSDAY, Nov. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Every Thanksgiving, lots of people loosen their belts and reach for antacids to quell an overstuffed tummy.
But for some, turkey day is just another day of severe or persistent heartburn, and that chronic digestive trouble may be a sign of a condition called gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), […]

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Turkey Day Touch Football Might Lead to Ankle Injuries

THURSDAY, Nov. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Touch football is an important Thanksgiving tradition for many Americans, but more than 25,000 people will suffer a serious ankle injury during those games, the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) says.
If you’re among those who gets a Turkey Day ankle injury, proper treatment is essential. […]

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Healthy Holiday Substitutions Can Help Your Heart

THURSDAY, Nov. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) — One way to serve up a heart-healthy Thanksgiving dinner is to use healthy substitutions in traditional recipes, the American Heart Association advises.
Bakers, for example, can use equal parts cinnamon-flavored, no-sugar added applesauce instead of butter; low-calorie sugar substitute instead of sugar; and low-fat or skim milk instead of […]

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Football Great Frank Gifford Had Brain Disease

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The family of National Football League Hall of Famer Frank Gifford announced Wednesday that he had chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) prior to his death.
CTE, which is linked to repeat head trauma and has been detected in many ex-NFL players in recent years, can only be diagnosed after death.
“While […]

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Probiotics May Not Shield ‘Preemies’ From Serious Illness, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Probiotics don’t protect very preterm infants from serious complications, such as a bowel condition called necrotizing enterocolitis, sepsis or death, according to a new study.
The findings challenge previous research that suggested potential benefits from probiotics, the British researchers said. Probiotics are good bacteria found in certain foods and […]

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Those in Their 50s Now Largest Group Battling Addiction to Narcotics: Study

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Older adults are now the largest age group seeking help in narcotic painkiller and heroin treatment programs, a study based in New York City found.
Narcotic painkillers include prescription painkillers, such as morphine, oxycodone (Oxycontin), and hydrocodone (Vicodin, Percocet). These medications are also known as opioids.
The researchers’ analysis of […]

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Progesterone May Not Help Prevent Repeat Miscarriage, Study Finds

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Taking progesterone supplements in the first trimester of pregnancy may not improve the odds of motherhood for women with a history of miscarriage, a new study finds.
Researchers found that among more than 800 women with one or more unexplained miscarriages, those who received the hormone […]

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Advanced Ebola Is Riskiest Stage for Caregivers, Study Shows

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The risk of catching Ebola is highest among people who provide home care for patients in the late stages of the disease and those who prepare the bodies of victims for burial, a new study finds.
The chances of Ebola transmission in the general community are low, according to […]

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FDA Approves First Flu Shot With Added Ingredient to Boost Immune Response

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The first flu vaccine with an adjuvant has been approved for use in seniors, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday.
An adjuvant is any compound used in vaccines to boost the immune response of vaccinated people.
Fluad is a trivalent vaccine, which means it is produced from three […]

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Smog Raises Heart Risks in Those With Diabetes, Study Says

By Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Long periods of exposure to air pollution — including dust and car exhaust — heightens heart risks for women with diabetes, a large, new study indicates.
Building on prior research linking shorter exposures to air pollution to higher heart disease in the general population, the scientists […]

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Mosquito-Borne Virus May Cause Fatal Brain Infection

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The mosquito-borne virus chikungunya can cause severe and potentially fatal brain infection in some patients, particularly infants and people older than 65, according to a new report.
A 2005-2006 chikungunya outbreak on Reunion Island, east of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean, sickened more than 300,000 people. […]

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