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  1. Device Gets Legs Moving After Spinal Cord Injury

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A noninvasive procedure might help people with paralysis move their legs without the need for surgery or implanted devices, new research suggests. The treatment approach is called transcutaneous stimulation, where

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  2. Moderate Coffee Drinking and Seniors' Brain Health

    By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A study of more than 1,400 Italian seniors finds links between patterns of coffee consumption and their risk for "mild cognitive impairment" -- declines in memory and thinking that are often a precursor to dementia. The study

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  3. Too Much of This Tied to Poor Teen Mental Health

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who frequently use social media are more likely to say they struggle with mental health concerns that are not being addressed, new Canadian research reveals. At issue is the amount of time adolescents spend browsing and

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  4. There Might Be 5 Kinds of Prostate Cancer

    July 31, 2015 -- Scientists in the U.K. say there are five distinct types of prostate cancer, and they've found a way to distinguish between them. They say the research could lead to better treatment, because doctors would be able to know which tumors are more likely to grow and spread. The team, fr

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  5. WHO: Effective Ebola Vaccine May Be Here

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental Ebola vaccine appears highly effective against the deadly infectious disease, according to an interim analysis of findings from a clinical trial being conducted in the West African nation of Guinea. So far,

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  6. CA Survey: Newly Insured Satisified With Coverage

    By Sarah Varney SAN FRANCISCO — Americans have long stood out among residents of developed nations for how much they fret over, and are bankrupted by, health care costs. But well into the second year of expanded coverage under the Affordable Care Act, those worries have eased significantly in the na

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  7. Drones Might Fly Blood Samples to Clinics

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Drones can be used to transport blood samples short distances, a new study finds. Johns Hopkins University researchers found that common and routine blood tests were not affected when blood samples spent up to 40 minutes

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  8. Too Few U.S. Teens Getting HPV Vaccine: CDC

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Most boys and a large portion of girls in the United States have not received even a single dose of the cancer-preventing human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, even though some slow progress has been made, federal resear

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  9. Antidepressant, Blood Thinner Name Mix-Up Warning

    July 30, 2015 -- Confusion between the names of the antidepressant Brintellix (vortioxetine) and the anti-blood clotting medication Brilinta (ticagrelor) has led to the wrong medication being prescribed or dispensed, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. While no patients have used the wrong m

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  10. Stem Cell Tactic Shows Promise for Heart Failure

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new method for delivering stem cells to damaged heart muscle has shown early promise in treating severe heart failure, researchers report. In a preliminary study, they found the tactic was safe and feasible for the 48 hea

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