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  1. PTSD Link to Food Addiction Seen in Report

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women who have the largest number of post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms are almost three times more likely to develop an addiction to food, a new study suggests. The findings don't prove a direct link between PTSD

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  2. Migraines in Middle Age, Parkinson's Risk Later?

    By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Migraines in midlife may be associated with increased odds of developing Parkinson's disease or other movement disorders in later years, new research suggests. The study, which did not prove a cause-and-effect link b

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  3. Could Artificial Sweeteners Raise Your Blood Sugar?

    Sept. 17, 2014 -- If you’re one of the millions of Americans for whom diet sodas and artificially sweetened desserts play leading roles in efforts to shed pounds and help prevent long-term diseases like diabetes, new research might give you pause. The work, done with mice and humans, suggests that a

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  4. Chemicals in Plastics Tied to Asthma Risk in Kids

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure in the womb to household chemicals known as phthalates might increase a child's future risk of developing asthma, Columbia University researchers reported in a new study. Children had nearly an 80 percent in

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  5. FAQ: The Deadly Ebola Virus

    Editor's note: This story was updated on Sept. 17, 2014. April 4, 2014 -- Perhaps no virus strikes as much fear in people as Ebola, the cause of a deadly outbreak in West Africa. The World Health Organization (WHO) reports more than 3,700 confirmed or suspected cases of Ebola in the countries of Gui

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  6. Enterovirus D68: What Parents Need to Know

    Editor's note: This story was updated on Sept. 17, 2014. Sept. 9, 2014 -- A fast-spreading virus related to hand-foot-and-mouth disease is hospitalizing kids across the Midwest and parts of the South and Northeast. The virus, enterovirus D68, or EV-D68, was first discovered in 1962 in California. Bu

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  7. U.S. Waistlines Keep Growing, Women Leading the Way

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Americans' belt size continues to inch up, and women's waistlines are widening faster than men's, according to new government research. The average waist size ballooned more than an inch -- from 37.6 inches to 38.8 inc

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  8. Most Treatments for Blood Clots Appear Safe

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Almost all the various treatment options for blood clots that form in veins are equally safe and effective, new research shows. In exploring the safety and effectiveness of treatments for such blood clots as deep

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  9. 1 in 5 U.S. Men Admits to Violence Against Partner

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- One in five American men admits to using violence against his spouse or partner, a new survey shows. A nationally representative study from the University of Michigan revealed that such violence is more prevalent

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  10. Urine Test for HPV Works Well, Analysis Finds

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A simple urine test can routinely spot human papillomavirus (HPV), which is linked to the risk of cervical cancer, a new analysis found. "Our study shows that testing urine for HPV has good accuracy when compared to te

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