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January 26, 2009

Health Highlights: Jan. 26, 2009 (HealthDay)

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HealthDay - Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by editors of HealthDay:

Clinical Trials Update: Jan. 26, 2009 (HealthDay)

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HealthDay - (HealthDay News) -- Here are the latest clinical trials, courtesy of CenterWatch:

Cell Phones, Traffic a Deadly Combo for Kids (HealthDay)

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HealthDay - MONDAY, Jan. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Talking on a cell phone while crossing a street can be disastrous for children,a University of Alabama at Birmingham study shows.

U.S. school children need less work, more play: study (Reuters)

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Reuters - All work and no play may be a hazard for some U.S. school children.

World's highest drug levels entering India stream (AP)

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AP - When researchers analyzed vials of treated wastewater taken from a plant where about 90 Indian drug factories dump their residues, they were shocked. Enough of a single, powerful antibiotic was being spewed into one stream each day to treat every person in a city of 90,000.

January 25, 2009

ADHD drugs can cause hallucinations in some kids (Reuters)

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Reuters - Drugs for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder can cause children to have hallucinations even when taken as directed, U.S. government researchers said on Monday.

Study may guide preventive mastectomy decision (Reuters)

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Reuters - A small but growing number of women with cancer in one breast are deciding to have the other one surgically removed to avoid the possibility that a tumor develops there in the future.

Study adds to evidence of vaccine safety (AP)

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AP - A new study from Italy adds to a mountain of evidence that a mercury-based preservative once used in many vaccines doesn't hurt children, offering more reassurance to parents.

Database Helps Assess Your Breast Cancer Risk (HealthDay)

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HealthDay - SUNDAY, Jan. 25 (HealthDay News) -- If you want to learn more about the key risk factors for breast cancer, such as obesity, pollutants or smoking, a database can guide you to the available evidence that confirms or quells an association.

Oh-So-Cold Temperatures Plague Older People (HealthDay)

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HealthDay - SUNDAY, Jan. 25 (HealthDay News) -- Hypothermia, frostbite, and falls are among the winter-related dangers faced by older adults, warns the American Geriatrics Society's Foundation for Health in Aging.

Health Highlights: Jan. 25, 2009 (HealthDay)

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HealthDay - Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by editors of HealthDay:

India grapples with high maternal death rate (Reuters)

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Reuters - In Sindri village in a dirt-poor district of eastern India, Manohar Kumbhakar and his family are still mourning the death of his wife, who died in childbirth aged 25 while being treated by a local quack.

Men face 1 in 5 risk of developing alcohol disorder: study (AFP)

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AFP - Men in developed countries face a more than one-in-five risk of alcohol dependence or abuse in the course of their life, according to a review published online on Monday by the British health journal The Lancet.

January 24, 2009

Bird flu confirmed on western Canada poultry farm: officials (AFP)

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AFP - A strain of the bird flu virus has been detected on a poultry farm in the western Canadian province of British Columbia, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) said Saturday.

Seventh Salmonella Death Linked to Peanut Products (HealthDay)

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HealthDay - SATURDAY. Jan. 24 (HealthDay News) -- Another person has died from salmonella poisoning believed to come from peanut paste products, bringing the nationwide number to seven.

What to Do If You Have Unsightly Veins (HealthDay)

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HealthDay - SATURDAY, Jan. 24 (HealthDay News) -- Your legs may be hidden by snow pants this time of year, but women who have spider or varicose veins know all to well that warmer weather -- and more revealing clothing -- is just around the corner.

Health Highlights: Jan. 24, 2009 (HealthDay)

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HealthDay - Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by editors of HealthDay:

Salmonella death in Minnesota brings U.S. total to 7 (Reuters)

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Reuters - The number of deaths related to the U.S. outbreak of salmonella has risen to seven with the death of a Minnesota woman in her 80s.

Kellogg's recalls products in Central America on salmonella fears (AFP)

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AFP - US food company Kellogg's recalled several brands of cookies containing peanut butter from Central America due to salmonella fears, the company said Friday in El Salvador.

China reports fourth bird flu death in a month (AFP)

Source: Yahoo! Health @ 11:03
AFP - China on Saturday announced the death of a 31-year-old woman from bird flu, its fourth human victim this year, sparking fears of an outbreak during the country's main festive season.

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