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  1. Key Brain 'Networks' May Differ in Autism

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Differences in brain connectivity may help explain the social impairments common in those who have autism spectrum disorders, new research suggests. The small study compared the brains of 25 teens with an autism spec

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  2. Your 'Healthy' Bacteria Are as Individual as You Are

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to the communities of helpful bacteria living in and on people, "one-size-fits-all" is definitely not the rule, a new study finds. A team at the University of Michigan found wide variation in the types of

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  3. Bleeding Irregularities Common in Menopause: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Extended and heavy menstrual bleeding during menopause is common, according to a new study. "For most women in their 30s, menstrual periods are highly predictable. With the onset of the menopausal transition in their 4

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  4. Doctor Salaries: What They Earned in 2013

    April 16, 2014 -- Medicine is going through changes, some for the better and others less so, according to Medscape's "Physician Compensation Report: 2014." Key findings include: Compensation has increased slightly in 19 medical specialties. The income gap between men and women is narrowing. Accounta

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  5. Blood Test Aims to Predict Breast Cancer's Return

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new blood test may one day help predict the recurrence of breast cancer and also a woman's response to breast cancer treatment, researchers report. "We are able to do this with literally a spoonful of serum [blood],"

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  6. Certain Thyroid-Related Diseases May Vary by Race

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Race appears to be a factor in determining a person's risk of developing autoimmune thyroid conditions such as Graves' disease or Hashimoto's thyroiditis, a new study says. African Americans and Asians are much more li

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  7. Brain Scans and Potential for Recovery From Coma

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Brain scans could help identify comatose patients who have the potential to wake up, a new study suggests. Bedside tests are currently the standard means of trying to assess whether or not a comatose person will make som

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  8. FDA Approves New Type 2 Diabetes Drug

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of Americans with type 2 diabetes have a new treatment option with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's approval Tuesday of a once-weekly injectable drug, Tanzeum. The FDA described Tanzeum (albiglutide) as a

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  9. Sleep Apnea May Be Linked to Poor Bone Health

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People with sleep apnea, a common sleep disorder, may be at increased risk for the bone-thinning disease osteoporosis, especially women and older people, a new study suggests. Sleep apnea causes repeated, brief interrupt

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  10. Drowning Deaths Down Overall, But Still a Problem

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April, 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Just in time for summer swimming and boating season comes a grim government report: Drowning deaths are still a problem in the United States, even though overall deaths from drowning are down. "Death rates overall hav

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