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Young Pro Pitchers May Face Higher Risk of 'Tommy John' Surgery: Study

THURSDAY, July 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Pitchers who start playing Major League Baseball at a young age may be at increased risk for requiring elbow surgery later in their career, according to a new study. Researchers look...
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World cities, home to most people, to add 2.5 billion more by 2050:UN

More than half of the world's seven billion people live in urban areas, with the top "mega cities" - with more than 10 million inhabitants - being Tokyo, Delhi, Shanghai, Mexico City and Sao Paulo, according to a United Nations repor...
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Health Highlights: July 10, 2014

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Heroin, Painkiller Abuse Targeted in 2014 White House Drug Control Policy Reducing heroin use and prescription painkiller abuse are among the m...
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World cities, home to most people, to add 2.5 billion more by 2050: U.N.

More than half of the world's seven billion people live in urban areas, with the top "mega cities" - with more than 10 million inhabitants - being Tokyo, Delhi, Shanghai, Mexico City and Sao Paulo, according to a United Nations repor...
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U.S. judge blocks New Hampshire law creating abortion clinic buffers

(Reuters) - A federal judge has halted the enforcement of a New Hampshire law set to go into effect on Thursday that would have allowed abortion providers to set up 25-foot (7.6-meter) buffer zones around clinics. U.S. District Court Judge Joseph...
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Combining aerobic, resistance exercise may be best for diabetes

By Shereen Lehman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Exercise programs that combine aerobic exercise and resistance training may be better at helping people with diabetes control their blood sugar than either type of exercise alone, a new analysis of pa...
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Health Tip: Be Safe at the Beach

(HealthDay News) -- Before you head out for summer fun at the beach, brush up on some basic safety guidelines to make sure you enjoy the day without injury. The American Red Cross offers these beach-safety tips: Make sure you know how to swim, and...
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Health Tip: Measuring Your Waist

(HealthDay News) -- Along with calculating your body-mass index, measuring your waist is a good way to determine if you're at a healthy weight. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention explains how to measure your waist: Wrap a measurin...
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Part of U.S. Capitol closed to probe asbestos incident: officials

Parts of the U.S. Capitol were closed early on Thursday while authorities investigated a possible asbestos release, delaying the start of the House of Representatives session and canceling some tours of the building. U.S. Capitol Police said an &...
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EU Commission sues Denmark for not outlawing snus sales

The European Commission took Denmark to court on Thursday for allowing the sale of snus, despite a European Union sales ban on the moist oral snuff. Sweden, a snus producer, is currently the only country in the 28-member bloc permitted to sell th...
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France issues warning over chikungunya deaths in Antilles, Guiana

France's health minister warned Thursday of a serious epidemic in the Antilles and French Guiana after 33 deaths were reported in connection with the chikungunya virus. "This is a major epidemic, with about 5,000 new cases every month,&q...
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MERS unlikely to spread in Asia: WHO expert

Asian countries should keep their guard against the deadly Middle East respiratory virus, although it is unlikely to spread to the region, a World Health Organization expert said Thursday. The Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) appears to be...
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WHO: Basic hygiene can help prevent MERS spread

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A World Health Organization official on Thursday urged millions of Muslims making the pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, to exercise basic hygiene as mass gatherings pose risks of spreading the Middle East respiratory sy...
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News flush: Japanese toilet exhibition making a splash

Children wearing poo-shaped hats slid excitedly down a chute into a lavatory standing five metres (16 feet) high, following the "Journey of Poo" at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation. The aim of the exhibition, which...
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Study Links Vasectomy to Aggressive Prostate Cancer

THURSDAY, July 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Men who have a vasectomy may be at increased risk for aggressive prostate cancer, a new study suggests. But the risk is comparatively small, the researchers acknowledged. And several urologists not invol...
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New Eczema Drug Shows Promise in Early Trials

THURSDAY, July 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new drug that scientists hope will relieve the debilitating itching of chronic eczema has shown promising results in early trials. Dupilumab, which is injected, interferes with the activity of two key ...
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New form of U.S. healthcare saves money, improves quality, one insurer finds

By Sharon Begley NEW YORK (Reuters) - In one of the largest tests of a novel way to deliver and pay for healthcare, insurer CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield announced on Thursday that 1.1 million people receiving care through its "patient-cent...
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Colorado puts annual marijuana demand at 130 tonnes

By Daniel Wallis DENVER (Reuters) - Total marijuana demand in Colorado, where the nation's first recreational pot shops opened in January, is estimated at 130 tonnes this year, a study for the state's revenue authority said on Wednesday. ...
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U.S. House Republicans seek CDC documents on anthrax scare

Congressional Republicans asked the Obama administration on Wednesday to provide documents related to last month's anthrax scare at a U.S. lab, where more than 80 people were initially feared to be exposed to the deadly pathogen. In a series ...
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Man diagnosed with rare pneumonic plague in Colorado

By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - A Colorado man diagnosed with pneumonic plague, a rare form of the disease that is also the most life-threatening, is the state's first confirmed human case of the illness in a decade, officials said on Wed...
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