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  1. J&J Pulls Hysterectomy Tool Tied to Cancer Risk

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The largest maker of a surgical tool that has shown an increased risk of spreading undetected cancers in women has said it will withdraw its device from the market. In a letter that was to be sent to all of its custome

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  2. Cholesterol Drugs May Speed Healing After Surgery

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Recovery time after surgery may be reduced for patients taking the cholesterol-lowering medications known as statins, according to a new study. The study's Irish researchers suspect that the drugs may affect the

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  3. Travel Warning Amid West Africa Ebola Outbreak

    By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- With the World Health Organization reporting that the death toll in the West African Ebola outbreak has risen to 729, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday issued a travel warning for the region. T

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  4. The Diet Soda Debate

    July 31, 2014 -- When you’re trying to lose weight or keep off extra pounds, can diet soda help? While it has fewer calories than regular soda, some studies show it fuels your sweet tooth.  Also, are artificially sweetened sodas good for your health? Several studies this year continue the debate. In

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  5. Young Adults With Diabetes & Jump in Doctor Visits

    By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new report finds that by 2010, one in every 10 visits Americans made to their doctor's office involved diabetes, with the greatest rise among those aged 25 to 44. Data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevent

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  6. Some Jobs Harder on the Heart Than Others: Report

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Stress at work may raise your risk of heart attack and stroke, particularly if you work in the service industry or have a blue-collar job, U.S. health officials reported Thursday. But being unemployed might be just as

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  7. Ebola: Early, Intensive Treatment Boosts Survival

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The Ebola virus currently raging in West Africa has a well-earned reputation as one of the world's most deadly illnesses. But experts stress that early and intense medical care can greatly improve a person's chances of

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  8. Benefits of E-Cigarettes May Outweigh Harms: Study

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Strict regulation of electronic cigarettes isn't warranted based on current evidence, a team of researchers says. On the contrary, allowing e-cigarettes to compete with regular cigarettes might cut tobacco-related dea

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  9. Thinking an Odor is Harmful Spurs Asthma Symptoms?

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For patients with asthma, just believing an odor is potentially harmful is enough to trigger airway inflammation for at least 24 hours, a new study indicates. "It's not just what you smell, but also what you thi

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  10. Woman Skips Round of Chemo to Help Cancer Research

    July 30, 2014 -- A biomedical researcher with an unusually aggressive form of breast cancer has taken an extraordinary step to "immortalize" her cancer cells. Kimberly L. Koss, PhD, 57, skipped standard presurgical chemotherapy in an effort to grow pure versions of the cells removed after her mastec

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