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May 12, 2015

Peanut Allergy Exposure Occurs Most Often at Home, Study Says

MONDAY, May 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For children with peanut allergies, home is more dangerous than school, researchers say.

Health Tip: Be Prepared for a Flash Flood

(HealthDay News) -- Flash floods typically occur when water from very heavy rainfall builds up in low-lying areas. They can be dangerous if you're not prepared.

Health Tip: Travel Safely in the Air

(HealthDay News) -- A little preparation can help you stay healthy and safe when traveling by plane.

MRI Might Predict Breast Cancer Risk in Some Women

TUESDAY, May 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women at high risk of breast cancer often have routine MRI scans to try to detect any tumors early. Now a new study hints the scans might also predict which women are most likely to develop cancer in the near future.

How Amphetamines, Cocaine Harm the Brain

TUESDAY, May 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study reveals how cocaine and amphetamines affect the brain, and researchers hope the findings will lead to new addiction treatments.

Health Highlights: May 12, 2015

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

New Moms' Codeine Use Down Since Health Warnings

TUESDAY, May 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Fewer new mothers have been prescribed the painkiller codeine since public health officials warned about a rare, but potential risk of overdose for breast-feeding babies, a new study says.

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