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  1. Obesity and Greater Prostate Cancer Risk in Blacks

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Blacks have a higher risk of developing prostate cancer than whites, and for obese black men, their risk can quadruple as their weight goes up, a new study indicates. The findings from this large study should lead to a red

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  2. CA Measles Outbreak May Be Coming to a Close

    By HealthDay staff HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A measles outbreak that began last December at two Disney parks in California will officially be over if no new cases are reported by Friday, state health officials said. According to the California Department of Publ

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  3. New Heart Failure Drug Approved by FDA

    April 16, 2015 -- A new heart failure drug has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Amgen's Corlanor (ivabradine) is the first new heart failure drug in a dozen years. Another heart failure pill from Novartis is being approved by the FDA and could be approved this summer, the Asso

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  4. New Synthetic Drug 'Flakka' Triggers Crazed Behaviors

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A potent new designer drug called "flakka" is making headlines across the United States, driving many users into fits of screaming, naked rage accompanied by vivid hallucinations. Why naked? Because the drug sends bod

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  5. 2 Diabetes Drugs Should Carry Warning: FDA Panel

    April 15, 2015 -- The diabetes drugs Onglyza and Kombiglyze should carry a new warning that they may increase the risk of heart failure and death, a U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel says. In a 14-1 vote Tuesday, the panel said the drugs' prescribing labeling should warn that they can

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  6. Chemicals in Some Flavored E-Cigs Exceed Limits

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study raises concerns about the levels of chemicals used to flavor some brands of fluids used in electronic cigarettes. Flavorings used in e-cigarette fluids are mostly the same as those used in food and candy pr

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  7. Father's Sperm May Hold Clues to Autism Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Sperm may hold clues about whether a man's children will be at increased risk for autism, a small study suggests. Autism spectrum disorder is a group of developmental problems that can cause significant social, communi

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  8. Could Taking Acetaminophen Dull Your Happiness?

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Acetaminophen, the painkiller best known to Americans as Tylenol, may do more than simply dull pain -- it may also dull happy or sad emotions, new research finds. The new, small study is the first to suggest that acetamin

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  9. Heavy Snoring, Apnea Tied to Earlier Brain Troubles

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Heavy snorers and people with sleep apnea may be more likely to develop memory and thinking problems at younger ages than their well-rested peers, a new study suggests. The good news from the study is that treating s

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  10. Cancer Gene Tests Should Include Healthy Tissue

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- If genetic tests are only done on cancer tissue, as many as half of patients may not receive the most appropriate treatment for their cancer, a new study reports. Cancer doctors increasingly rely on genetic testing t

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