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  1. U.S. News & World Report: Best Hospitals

    July 15, 2014 -- The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, ranked first on the 2014 U.S. News & World Report list of best U.S. hospitals, also capturing half of the top spots for 16 specialty areas. Last year, the top spot went to Johns Hopkins Hospital, which slipped to third this year. Massachusetts Gener

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  2. Some With Prostate Cancer May Not Get Best Advice

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many men may not be getting the best advice when it comes to managing low-risk prostate cancer, two new studies suggest. In the first study, researchers found that most men are getting their prostate removed or undergoin

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  3. Stress May Leave You Heading to the Cookie Jar

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Stress can slow a woman's metabolism and lead to weight gain, new research suggests. The study included 58 women, average age 53, who were asked about their stress levels the previous day and then given a meal than include

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  4. Widowhood May Delay Dementia in Some Seniors

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Losing a spouse may be linked to multiple health issues, but dementia isn't one of them, according to a new study. For certain seniors, widowhood may even delay dementia, the researchers found. "For those who had a mild

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  5. Eye Tests Might Help ID Alzheimer's: Studies

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, July 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Eye tests could be used to identify people in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease, two new studies suggest. In one study, early results from 40 participants who used a certain eye test found a significant association b

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  6. Could a Simple Smell Test Help Spot Alzheimer's Early?

    By Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, July 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that a faltering sense of smell might signal the early stages of Alzheimer's disease, and that an inexpensive, low-tech smell test could spot who needs more extensive screening for dementia. In

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  7. FDA Weighs Risks of Procedure to Remove Fibroids

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, July 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- There's no way to guarantee that a surgical technique used to grind up uterine growths and remove them through tiny incisions won't increase the risk of spreading cancer to other parts of a woman's body, U.S. health ad

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  8. Dengue Fever Vaccine Shows Some Promise in Trial

    By  Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A potential vaccine to protect children from the worldwide scourge of dengue fever was somewhat successful in a trial among Asian children. While the vaccine only prevented dengue fever in 56 percent of the 10,000 kid

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  9. Diabetes: This May Someday Replace Needle Prick

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new type of sensor for people with diabetes is being developed to measure sugar levels in the body using saliva instead of blood, researchers report. Scientists at Brown University in Providence, R.I., created the sensor

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  10. Girl Thought Cured of HIV Shows Signs of Infection

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A Mississippi girl born with HIV who was thought to be cured by immediate and aggressive drug treatment has relapsed, with new tests showing detectable levels of the AIDS-causing virus in her bloodstream, disappointed

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