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Expectant Mom's Flu Shot Protects 2

TUESDAY, May 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- When a pregnant woman gets vaccinated for the flu, the protection extends to her baby too, new research confirms.

Babies 6 months and younger whose mothers had a flu vaccine during pregnancy were 70 percent less likely to have lab-confirmed flu than babies born to mothers who didn't have the imm...

Desperate for Shut-Eye?

MONDAY, May 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People with long-term sleep troubles should turn to a form of psychotherapy to reboot normal sleeping patterns before trying sleeping pills, the American College of Physicians recommends.

Specifically, people with chronic insomnia should try cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), the experts said. T...

Study Ties Implanted Defibrillators to Long-Term Complications

MONDAY, May 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Implantable defibrillators -- devices that detect and correct an abnormal heart rhythm -- are associated with a high risk of long-term complications, a new study suggests.

"An [implantable cardioverter-defibrillator] is a highly effective treatment option to reduce the risk of sudden cardiac deat...

Well Water a Suspected Cause of Bladder Cancer in New England

MONDAY, May 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Arsenic in drinking water from private wells may explain the elevated bladder cancer risk among people in three New England states, a new study suggests.

Bladder cancer rates in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont have been about 20 percent higher than the national rate for more than 50 years, the r...

High School Football Players Suffer More Symptoms After Concussion: Study

MONDAY, May 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- High school football players are more likely to suffer more symptoms after a concussion, and to need more recovery time than their college counterparts, a new study finds.

But those who play in youth football leagues are the most likely to get back on the field less than 24 hours after a concussi...

Even Non-Obese Report Better Mood, Sex Drive After Dieting

MONDAY, May 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Dieting might help improve your health, mood, sex drive and stress levels even if you're not obese, a new clinical trial reports.

A group of either healthy weight or mildly overweight people who followed a calorie-restricted diet for two years lost nearly 17 pounds on average and enjoyed signific...

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