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Health Tip: Scrub Hands Thoroughly
Use proper washing techniques to reduce risk of illness

Health Tip: Don't Fall for Food Safety Myths
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Could Low Iron Intake During Pregnancy Raise Autism Risk?
Study reinforces benefits of taking supplements as recommended

E-Cigarettes Don't Help Cancer Patients Quit Smoking: Study
Long-term safety, effectiveness of the devices still unclear, researchers caution

Newborn ICUs With Private Family Rooms Benefit Preemies: Study
More close contact with mothers may explain greater weight gains, fewer procedures, less stress

Pediatricians Urge Flu Vaccine for All Kids 6 Months and Older
Nasal spray vaccine can be considered for many kids 2 to 8, doctors say

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Diabetes Drug Metformin May Affect Thyroid in Some Patients
Medicine tied to lower thyroid-stimulating hormone levels in those with underactive thyroid

Brainwaves May Help Gauge Autism Severity: Study
Seeing how fast a child processes sounds might lead to earlier diagnosis, too, researchers say

Many Parents Use Online Ratings to Pick a Pediatrician, Study Finds
Reliability of the reviews is a concern, experts say

Can Brain Scans Help Predict Young Children's Reading Abilities?
Imaging might detect early reading troubles like dyslexia, researchers say

Noninvasive Devices May Help Migraines, FDA Says
New treatments might aid those who can't tolerate medications

Study Suggests Why Pregnant Women Get Sicker From Flu
An aggressive immune system response may worsen symptoms, researchers say

Study: Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors May Prevent 80 Percent of Heart Attacks
Men who follow 5 guidelines dramatically cut their risk, researchers say

Health Woes to Worsen Due to Climate Change, Study Warns
Experts predict surge in breathing problems, infections and food shortages

Screen Women for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Experts Say
Task force cautions most women don't have symptoms from these infections

Behavioral Counseling Urged for Teens, Young Adults at Risk for STDs
'Intensive' instruction most effective for curbing dangerous practices, U.S. health experts say

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