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  1. Study: For Greater Happiness, Spend Money on These

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Buying so-called "life experiences" makes Americans happier than material goods such as cars, but they tend to favor the latter in the mistaken belief that they provide better value, according to a new study. Researcher

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  2. The Morning Light May Help You Stay Slim

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Spending time in the bright morning light may help you slim down, new research suggests. The small study found that people exposed to more light earlier, rather than later, in the day tended to be leaner than their peer

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  3. Shaky Web Site Frustrates Insurance Helpers

    By KHN Editors Last minute health insurance shoppers nationwide turned up in record numbers online Monday, and they also showed up in person at clinics, county health departments and libraries to sign up for Obamacare on the last official day of open enrollment. Here are dispatches from public radio

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  4. Fruits and Veggies May Reduce Death Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A diet filled with fresh produce is good for your health, and now a large study suggests that eating plenty of fruits and vegetables may substantially cut your risk of death. Researchers analyzed the eating habits of more

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  5. Cialis May Not Prevent Impotence in Men Treated for Prostate Cancer

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Taking the erectile dysfunction drug Cialis while receiving radiation therapy for prostate cancer doesn't seem to help men's sexual function after treatment, a new study finds. About 40 percent of men undergoing radiati

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  6. Are Benefits of Annual Mammograms Overstated?

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The benefits of mammography screening are probably oversold, while the risks -- especially "overdiagnosis" -- are underappreciated, a new review concludes. The report, published in the April 2 issue of the Journal of the Ame

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  7. For California’s Uninsured, a Rush to the Finish

    By Anna Gorman Uninsured Californians flocked to shopping malls, beauty salons, clinics and libraries Monday to meet the deadline for enrolling in health coverage. The website of the state-run insurance exchange, coveredca.com, was so inundated that officials directed some consumers who began online

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  8. Stem Cell Study Data Fabricated, Investigators Say

    April 2, 2014 -- Data was fabricated by the lead author of a stem cell study that received worldwide attention when it was published in the journal Nature earlier this year, according to the Japanese institute where the research took place. The supposed breakthrough was a new way to grow tissue that

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  9. Obamacare Hits Goal of 7 Million Enrolled

    By Mary Agnes Carey   The Obama administration took a victory lap Tuesday as enrollment through the health law’s exchanges topped 7 million, a goal previously thought untouchable when the website healthcare.gov sputtered and crashed as sign-ups began last fall. In a statement in the Rose Garden, Pre

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  10. Too Much Running Tied to Shorter Life Span

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 1 (HealthDay News) -- Running regularly has long been linked to a host of health benefits, including weight control, stress reduction, better blood pressure and cholesterol. However, recent research suggests there may a point of diminishing return

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