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  1. Diabetes May Affect Kids' Brain Growth: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- High blood sugar may slow brain growth in young children with type 1 diabetes, a new study indicates. The research included children aged 4 to 9 years who underwent brain scans and tests to assess their mental abilities, a

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  2. 'First Baby Step' Toward Anti-Aging Drug

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers could be closing in on a "fountain of youth" drug that can delay the effects of aging and improve the health of older adults, a new study suggests. Seniors received a significant boost to their immune syst

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  3. Do Americans Eat and Drink Too Much Sugar?

    Dec. 24, 2014 -- America’s sweet tooth is coming under fire. Faced with mounting evidence about sugar’s harms, the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee this month recommended that people in the U.S. limit added sugars to a maximum of 10% of their total daily calories. The recommendation -- fro

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  4. New Weight Loss Drug Saxenda: FAQ

    Dec. 24, 2014 -- A drug that treats type 2 diabetes has gotten FDA approval for another use: weight loss. Saxenda is the fourth drug for weight loss OK'd by the agency since 2012. It's already available in a lower dose as Victoza for type 2 diabetes. Researchers began to study it as an obesity treat

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  5. Scientists Get Closer to Producing Egg, Sperm From Stem Cells

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they have used human embryonic stem cells to create cells that develop into eggs and sperm. While this had already been done using rodent stem cells, this is the first time that these types of cells -- c

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  6. CDC Watches Lab Worker for Possible Ebola Exposure

    By HealthDay staff HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A lab technician with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may have been exposed to the Ebola virus in an agency laboratory in Atlanta earlier this week. And up to a dozen other lab workers are being ch

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  7. George H. W. Bush Hospitalized

    Dec. 24, 2014 -- Former President George H.W. Bush, 90, was hospitalized Tuesday night in Houston after experiencing shortness of breath. Bush was under observation at Houston Methodist Hospital as a precaution, according to spokesman Jim McGrath, the Associated Press reported. Bush spent almost two

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  8. Experts: Give Statins to All People With Diabetes

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New guidelines from the American Diabetes Association (ADA) call for giving the cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins to all people with diabetes to help prevent heart disease. These new standards bring the associ

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  9. Millions Have Already Enrolled In 2015 Health Policies, Deadline Still 7 Weeks Off

    By Julie Rovner What a difference a year makes. With its technical troubles largely behind it, healthcare.gov enrolled 1.9 million new customers for health insurance between Nov. 15 and Dec. 18. At the same time, another 4.5 million existing policyholders either re-enrolled or were automatically ren

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  10. 12 Facts About Your Christmas Veggies

    Dec. 23, 2014 -- Scientists have compiled a list of fascinating facts about the vegetables that many of us will be heaping on our plates this Christmas. A forensic analysis of our festive fare may be far from our minds as we baste the turkey and strain the Brussels sprouts, but experts at the Univer

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