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  1. Blood Test Spots Adult Depression: Study

    By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new blood test is the first objective scientific way to diagnose major depression in adults, a new study claims. The test measures the levels of nine genetic indicators (known as "RNA markers") in the blood. The blood te

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  2. High-Fat Dairy May Lower Diabetes Risk

    Sept. 16, 2014 -- New Swedish research shows that eating and drinking high-fat dairy products is linked to a lower risk of getting type 2 diabetes. This finding appears to contradict current guidance, which recommends people with diabetes choose low-fat dairy products whenever possible. The new rese

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  3. FDA to Probe Testosterone Therapy Claims, Safety

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is focusing on the "Low T" fad, questioning whether the boom in testosterone replacement therapy is helping or harming the health of aging American males. At a joint meeting schedu

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  4. 1 in 5 U.S. Men Admits to Violence Against Partner

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- One in five American men admits to using violence against his spouse or partner, a new survey shows. A nationally representative study from the University of Michigan revealed that such violence is more prevalent

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  5. Combo Therapy Best for COPD: Study

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A combination drug therapy aimed at opening the airways and reducing inflammation appears to be the best treatment for older adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), especially those with asthma, a new

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  6. Targeted Drugs Among Successes Against Cancer

    By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- About 14.5 million U.S. cancer survivors are alive today, compared to just 3 million in 1971, the American Association for Cancer Research reported Tuesday. These individuals amount to 4 percent of the population and inclu

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  7. U.S. Waistlines Keep Growing, Women Leading the Way

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Americans' belt size continues to inch up, and women's waistlines are widening faster than men's, according to new government research. The average waist size ballooned more than an inch -- from 37.6 inches to 38.8 inc

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  8. Deaths From Narcotic Painkillers

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The number of Americans dying from accidental overdoses of narcotic painkillers jumped significantly from 1999 to 2011, federal health officials reported Tuesday. Deaths from overdoses of drugs such as hydrocodone (Vic

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  9. Urine Test for HPV Works Well, Analysis Finds

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A simple urine test can routinely spot human papillomavirus (HPV), which is linked to the risk of cervical cancer, a new analysis found. "Our study shows that testing urine for HPV has good accuracy when compared to te

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  10. U.S. to Lead International Effort to Stop Ebola

    Sept. 16, 2014 -- President Barack Obama announced on Tuesday a new package of measures to dramatically scale up the U.S. response to the Ebola crisis in West Africa. He spoke from a podium at the CDC in Atlanta and addressed leaders from that agency as well as doctors and nurses from Emory Universi

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