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  1. Fewer Unmarried Women Having Children, CDC Reports

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Fewer unmarried American women are having babies, with the notable exception of those who are over 35, federal health officials reported Wednesday. Births outside of marriage continued a slight decline in 2013, accoun

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  2. Obese More Likely to Survive This Serious Infection

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Obese seniors are more likely to survive a life-threatening bloodstream infection called sepsis than those who are at a normal weight, according to a new study. The results are surprising because obesity often leads to wo

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  3. When Depression Becomes Deadly

    Editor's note: This story was updated on Aug. 14. Aug. 12, 2014 -- The apparent suicide of Oscar-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams on Monday rocked the entertainment world. Williams’ publicist said in a statement he'd been “battling severe depression,” according to media reports. Millions of

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  4. 40% of Americans Will Develop Diabetes: CDC

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Approximately two out of every five Americans will develop type 2 diabetes at some point during their adult lives, according to new U.S. government estimates. The ongoing diabetes and obesity epidemics have combined wit

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  5. After Heart Attack, More Exercise Not Always Better

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Heart attack survivors are encouraged to exercise regularly to improve their cardiac health, but new research suggests there's a point of diminishing returns. "More isn't always better," said study researcher Paul Willi

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  6. Preemies' Thinking Skills Catch Up by Adolescence?

    By Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new Australian study offers some potentially reassuring news to parents of preemies who are worried about their child's intellectual development: By adolescence, many of these infants appear to catch up to classm

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  7. Some Employers To Offer Low-Benefit 'Skinny' Plans

    By Jay Hancock Nearly one company in six in a new survey from a major employer group plans to offer health coverage that doesn't meet the Affordable Care Act's requirements for value and affordability.  Many thought such low-benefit "skinny plans" would be history once the health law was fully imple

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  8. What's the Best Way to Brush Your Teeth?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- If you're unsure about the best way to brush your teeth, you're unlikely to get much help from experts. Dental associations and toothpaste and toothbrush companies don't agree on the most effective method to brush teeth,

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  9. Donor-Lung Preservation Device Approved

    By Scott Roberts HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The XVIVO Perfusion System has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to help preserve donor lungs that ultimately may be used for transplant, the agency said Tuesday in a news release. The device is expec

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  10. WHO Experts Give Nod to Using Untested Ebola Drugs

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A panel of ethicists specially appointed by the World Health Organization says it is ethical to give untested treatments to people battling Ebola in the current outbreak. "In the particular circumstances of this outbrea

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