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Study: Flu Shots for Pregnant Moms Protect Babies, Too

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iStock/Thinkstock(SALT LAKE CITY) — In a study just published in the journal Pediatrics, researchers at the University of Utah School of Medicine have discovered that pregnant women who get the flu vaccine significantly reduce the risk for their baby to get the illness. According to the scientists, infants 6 months and younger whose mothers were vaccinated when pregnant had a …

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Extreme Weight Loss Linked to Slower Metabolism, Study Finds

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Creatas Images/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Weight loss remains a big priority for millions of Americans but permanently dropping pounds has proved difficult in spite of a huge weight-loss industry. A new study now shows how dropping large amounts of weight can still lead to long-term issues for patients as their metabolism may slow dramatically. The study, published Monday in the medical …

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FDA Takes Aim at LGBT Tobacco Use in New Campaign

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FDA(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration launched a $35.7 million anti-tobacco campaign Monday focused on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) young adults. The new campaign, “This Free Life,” includes four videos that aim to prevent and reduce smoking among LGBT 18- to 24-year-olds, who are about twice as likely to use tobacco as other people their age, …

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Restricting Calories Makes You More Upbeat, Study Says

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — If you reduce your calorie intake, does it make you more irritable or more upbeat? Past research has suggested a link between calorie restriction and a lower risk of chronic disease – even in those who are not obese. But some people worry that eating less may lead to negative side effects like irritability. A new study …

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Link Between Presence of First Class Cabin and Air Rage, Study Says

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Digital Vision/Thinkstock(TORONTO) — Are first class cabins on airplanes causing “air rage?” Air rage is the road rage of the sky, with outbursts or aggressive behavior by airline passengers who become unruly or abusive. Some have blamed this phenomenon on long flights, prolonged delays, shrinking seats and lower cultural civility. Now, a new study published in the medical journal Proceedings …

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Dogs Get a Lounge of Their Own at Pet-Friendly Airports

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City has gone to the dogs — literally. Inside Terminal Four is a 70-square-foot pet bathroom, complete with green turf and a red fire hydrant. The room is marked with a paw print so travelers won’t get confused with other airport bathrooms. The specially-designed room for Fido also comes …

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More Children Are Suffering Traumatic Brain Injuries at the Playground, Study Says

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iStock/Thinkstock(ATLANTA) — Playgrounds aren’t always fun and games according to a new study. Researchers found that children are increasingly being diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries after a run-in with playground equipment. Researchers from the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control looked at injury rates for kids under 14 from 2005 to 2013 and determined that there was a significant …

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Your Body: Are Breast Biopsies Misinterpreted Often?

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Huntstock/ThinkstockBy DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical Contributor Can all pathologists determine breast biopsy specimens accurately? A new study has raised concerns, particularly when the slides are neither clearly benign nor clearly cancerous. If you’re getting biopsy results, here’s what you need to know: First of all, what radiologists and pathologists do is both an art and a skill. …

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Woman Blind for 21 Years Mysteriously Regains Sight After Spinal Surgery

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iStock/Thinkstock(OKEECHOBEE, Fla.) — A Florida woman who was blind for 21 years because of a car accident has mysteriously regained her sight. Mary Ann Franco, a great-grandmother of two, needed spinal surgery recently after she injured her neck from a fall at home. When she woke up in the hospital, she said to the nurse, according to ABC News affiliate …

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Strong Heroin Batch Causes 10 Overdoses and 3 Deaths in Massachusetts Town

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iStock/Thinkstock(FITCHBURG, Mass.) — A dangerous batch of heroin caused 10 overdoses in Fitchburg, Massachusetts on Friday and Saturday, leading to three deaths. According to Fitchburg Deputy Fire Chief Thomas Dateo, it was a particularly strong batch of the drug. “It hasn’t been this bad,” he told ABC News. “Ten in 36 hours is pretty unusual.” ABC News affiliate WCVB-TV said …

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