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  1. Study: Ebola Epidemic in Liberia Could End by June

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- If the current high rates of monitoring and hospitalization continue, the Ebola epidemic in Liberia could be halted by the middle of this year, researchers report. After including data collected as of Dec. 1, 2014, a comp

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  2. Work Hard, Party Harder?

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Working long hours may raise the risk for alcohol abuse, according to a new study of more than 300,000 people from 14 countries. Researchers found that employees who worked more than 48 hours a week were almost 13 perce

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  3. Gene Mutations and Colon Cancer in Black Patients

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers who discovered new gene mutations linked to colon cancer in black Americans say their findings could lead to improved diagnosis and treatment. In the United States, blacks are significantly more likely to deve

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  4. Heart Risk Factors Tied to Uterine Cancer Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A collection of health risk factors known as the "metabolic syndrome" may boost older women's risk of endometrial cancer, even if they're not overweight or obese, a new study suggests. Metabolic syndrome refers to a group

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  5. CDC Worker Has No Sign of Ebola Infection: Agency

    By HealthDay staff HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lab technician who may have been exposed to the Ebola virus in an agency laboratory in Atlanta last month did not get sick, agency officials said Tuesday. The possible e

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  6. Many Seniors Toast to Retirement Too Often

    Jan. 14, 2015 -- Many retirees drink too much. Retirement alone doesn't lead to this unhealthy habit, though. Several things do, according to a new review of studies. Certain aspects of not working anymore might fuel feelings of depression and purposelessness, as well as financial and marital strain

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  7. U.S. Ebola Survivor Returning to West Africa

    Jan. 12, 2015 -- An American doctor who survived Ebola after being infected while working in Liberia is returning to the West African country. Dr. Rick Sacra, an assistant professor of family medicine and community health at the University of Massachusetts, is scheduled to fly to Liberia on Thursday

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  8. Skipping This May Work for Some With Rectal Cancer

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For many rectal cancer patients, the prospect of surgery is a worrisome reality, given that the operation can significantly impair both bowel and sexual function. However, a new study reveals that some cancer patients may far

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  9. Are Seniors With Diabetes Overtreated?

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many older people with diabetes may be exposed to potential harm because doctors are trying to keep overly tight control of their blood sugar levels, a new study argues. Researchers found that nearly two-thirds of older

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  10. Supreme Court Battle Brewing Over Medicaid Fees

    By Phil Galewitz PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — Rita Gorenflo’s 7-year-old son Nathaniel was in severe pain from a sinus infection. But since the boy was covered by Medicaid, she couldn’t immediately find a specialist willing to see him.  After days of calling, she was finally able to get Nathaniel an a

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