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Waiting to Get Pregnant? Know the Risks Are you over 35 and ready to get pregnant for the first time? An OB/GYN suggests creating a "reproductive life plan," scheduling a checkup, and doing these other things.

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Gun Deaths Up Sharply Among America's Schoolkids "It is sobering that in 2017, there were 144 police officers who died in the line of duty and about 1,000 active duty military throughout the world who died, whereas 2,462 school-age children were killed by firearms," the study’s senior author said.

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Treat Your Dog's Pain and Lameness What can you do if your dog shows signs of lameness or pain? And how can you prevent them? Here's what a veterinary expert recommends.

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Three Clues to Raised Risk of Miscarriage The study found that after one miscarriage, the risk of another increased by half. After two miscarriages, the risk doubled. After three consecutive miscarriages, the risk quadrupled.

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Another Study Links Pesticide Exposure, Autism The study corroborates and builds on previous work, but it also suggests that not all children who are exposed to the same pesticides will go on to develop autism, one expert noted.

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Raising Children in an Increasingly Electronic... Researchers suggest guidelines for how and when parents should use electronic devices when their small children are competing for their time.

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Common Drug Combo Found to Cut Skin Cancer Odds A two-ointment combo used to clear crusty skin growths known as actinic keratosis also has been found to greatly reduce the odds for squamous cell carcinomas (SCCs), the second most common form of skin cancer.

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What Besides Opioids Can Help Post-C-Section... Pain after a C-section can be controlled effectively with ibuprofen and acetaminophen, researchers said. For those who do need opioids, a lower dose can work.

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Mailed Home Colon Cancer Tests Boost Screening Researchers believe that mailing the screening kits directly to patients, which frames participation as the default, reduced steps in the process, and made it easier for patients to get screened and catch colorectal cancer earlier or even potentially prevent it from occurring.

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Recall: Tyson Chicken Strips Might Contain Metal This is the second major recall of a Tyson product this year. In January, the company recalled 5-pound plastic packages of chicken nuggets because they might have been contaminated with pieces of rubber.

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Overdose Deaths From Fentanyl Soaring: Report In 2011 and 2012, about 1,600 deaths a year were attributed to fentanyl overdose. Then, the toll began to rise, topping out at 18,000 in 2016, according to the report.

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CBD Products Now Sold at CVS Stores in 8 States Curaleaf operates more than 40 marijuana dispensaries across 12 states and also offers hemp-derived products including lotions, tinctures, vape pens and patches.

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Key Changes for Car Seat Safety Car seat guidelines have changed, and they'll keep your child safer, longer, the author of a new statement on car seat safety says.

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Doctor Group: Changed Nasal Flu Vaccine OK for... Changes to the nasal spray appear to have improved its effectiveness, and the American Academy of Pediatrics is now endorsing it as well as flu shots to protect children.

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Four Steps to Make Shots Easier for Your Baby Shots can be a major cause of stress for babies and their parents, but a four-step pain-relief routine can ease Baby’s discomfort.

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Psychosis Risk Varies With ADHD Meds, Still Small In the study, people who took amphetamines, like Adderall and Vyvanse, seemed to carry a relatively greater risk than the methylphenidates Ritalin and Concerta.

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Buyer Beware: Seafood 'Fraud' Rampant, Report... Popular and pricey fish like sea bass and snapper had the highest levels of mislabeling -- 55% for sea bass and 42% for snapper.

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Gov. Exposed Kids to Chickenpox Republican Governor Matt Bevin’s actions of deliberately exposing his children to a disease are "unfortunate and not an example for any of us," infectious disease expert Dr. William Schaffner told the associated press.

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Recall: Baby Cough Syrup for Deadly Bacteria Risk Infants and young children and those with weakened immune systems are most at risk. There have been no reported illnesses connected to DG/health NATURALS baby Cough Syrup + Mucus as of March 20.

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Pediatrician Sentenced for Abusing 31 Children Barto did not apologize or make a statement in court, the AP said. He pleaded guilty in December to sexually abusing two family members.

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Is Medical Pot a Blessing for Seniors? In states that legalized medical marijuana, there was a 4.8 percent decrease in reported pain for conditions that qualified for pot treatment (cancer, arthritis, glaucoma and pain), compared to states without medical marijuana.

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Is Your Doctor Helping or Hurting You Lose... A little empathy from a health care professional goes a long way for a few reasons.

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Mysterious SCAD Heart Attack Strikes Younger... While rare, more than 90% of people who suffer a SCAD heart attack are women, and it’s responsible for 40% of heart attacks in women under the age of 50.

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FDA Takes New Look at Breast Implant Safety On Tuesday, the FDA warned two breast implant makers that they'd failed to conduct adequate long-term studies of their implants' effects on women's health.

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Scalding Hot Tea May Boost Esophageal Cancer Risk A previous study linked hot tea with esophageal cancer, but this new one is the first to pinpoint a specific temperature, according to the researchers.

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Walk, Dance, Clean: Just Move to Live Longer Americans who got in just 10 to 59 minutes of moderate physical activity every week had an 18 percent lower risk of death from any cause, compared with couch potatoes, the researchers found

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FDA Approves First Drug for Postpartum Depression The drug, Zulesso (brexanolone), is delivered via intravenous infusion.

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Roundup Caused Man's Cancer: Jury Monsanto, now owned by pharmaceutical company Bayer, faces more than 9,000 Roundup-related lawsuits in the United States, The Guardian reported.

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Can High-Potency Pot Make You Psychotic? As many as 1 in 5 newly diagnosed cases of psychosis might be linked to daily cannabis use, according to data gathered from 11 hospitals across Europe.

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Kale Is a Surprise on 2019's 'Dirty Dozen' List For the report, researchers ranked pesticide contamination of 47 fruits and vegetables based on an analysis of more than 40,000 samples taken by the USDA and FDA.

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Using Pre-Ejaculation Sperm May Help Infertile... The study shows that on its path from the testicles to ejaculation, sperm DNA can suffer major damage. Researchers said it may be possible to use sperm taken directly from the testicles to fertilize eggs so that infertile men can have children.

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Can Some Kids Outgrow Autism? Doctors have known for decades that a small number of young children diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder seem to outgrow it. The vast majority continue to face challenges and need support, said lead researcher Dr. Lisa Shulman.

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Third of Uninsured Skimp on Meds to Save Money Nearly 1 in 5 of those prescribed drugs asked their doctors for less expensive options. The rate was highest -- 40 percent -- among people without insurance, CNN reported.

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Study: OK to Stop Aspirin 3 Months After Stent Patients who get drug-eluting stents to open a blocked artery can stop taking aspirin after just three months, instead of the typical full year, and lower their risk of bleeding, a new study suggests.

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New Facial Bone Might Someday Be Grown From a Rib The achievement is the latest by the U.S. Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine. Its aim is to take advantage of the body's natural healing powers to improve head/face reconstruction, the researchers said.

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CDC: 40% with HIV Cause 80% of New Infections A new government program hopes to address the urgent needs by getting more people tested for HIV and boosting treatment rates.

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EPA's Methylene Chloride Ban Excludes Workers The EPA says it will issue a rule that bans the sale of methylene chloride to consumers, but allows for its continued use in commercial products.

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Early Food Exposure May Cut Baby's Allergy Risk Although experts had advised parents in the past to avoid highly allergenic foods early in their child’s life, more recent research has suggested that early exposure to these foods might be a better option.

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Rx Fish Oil Cuts Heart Dangers in Statin Takers The study suggests that the prescription fish oil pill, not to be confused with over-the-counter supplements, reduces the lifetime risk of dying from heart disease; having a non-fatal heart attack or stroke; or needing heart surgery or hospitalization for a heart complication.

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More Teens, Kids Seeking Mental Health Care in... Between 2011 and 2015 alone, there was a 28 percent jump in psychiatric visits among Americans between the ages of 6 and 24.

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Your Apple Watch Might Help Spot Dangerous A-Fib The study improves understanding of how this wearable technology and app works in the real-world setting and how well the technology can detect long periods of a-fib, said a study co-leader.

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Docs Back Off Aspirin to Prevent 1st Heart Attack The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association agree that for older adults at low heart risk, the chance of bleeding that comes with daily low-dose aspirin outweighs any heart benefit.

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Stay Away From Sugary Sodas, Spare Your Heart People who consumed at least two sugar-sweetened drinks per day were about one-third more likely to die of heart disease or stroke, versus those who rarely had these drinks.

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Expandable Heart Valves Could Mean Fewer... Expandable aortic valves are guided to the heart through a catheter into a blood vessel and placed inside the old valve.

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Should You Get Pills or Surgery for A-Fib? Study subjects who got ablation -- where a catheter is used to tweak the heart muscle cells responsible for the arrhythmia -- also seemed to have less shortness of breath, less fatigue and all-around better quality of life five years later, with those who got drug therapy alone.

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Are Eggs the Cholesterol Enemy Again? As Americans have embraced low-carb diets, many have turned to eggs as a reliable protein source. According to industry data, the average American will eat more eggs in 2019 than any time for the past 20 years.

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Heart Attacks Fall One-Third Among Older... The study of more than 4 million Medicare patients found that hospitalizations for heart attacks dropped 38 percent between 1995 and 2014. At the same time, deaths within 30 days of a heart attack reached an all-time low of 12 percent, down more than one-third since 1995.

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Heart Guidelines Rarely Backed by Good Science Less than one in 10 recommendations are based on results from multiple randomized controlled trials (considered the "gold standard"), and that percentage has actually dropped in the past decade, the researchers reported.

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States Raising Smoking Age to Combat Teen Vaping Newly released numbers from the 2018 National Youth Tobacco Survey show more than 3.6 million teens used e-cigarettes in 2018. Those numbers include a 78% increase from 2017 in use among high schoolers and a 48% increase among middle schoolers.

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Do Social Media Hurt Mental Health of US Young? Investigators found that beginning in the mid-2000s, those under the age of 26 started reporting a huge rise in symptoms related to depression, distress and suicidal thoughts or attempts.

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