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  1. Report Shows Progress in America's War on Cancer

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- America is making slow but steady progress against cancer, with a continuing decline in cancer deaths, according to a new report. The overall cancer death rate fell an average 1.5 percent per year between 2002 and 2011,

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  2. Gestational Diabetes Drug and Complication Risk

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- When used to treat diabetes that develops during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), the drug glyburide has been linked to a number of complications in the baby, according to a new study. In fact, infants born to mothers

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  3. Fecal Transplant and Serious Intestinal Infection

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Fecal transplants, using stool from a donor, have been successful at treating a serious gut infection, researchers report. The infection is called Clostridium difficile . It causes diarrhea and severe abdominal pain and k

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  4. New Research on Child Paralysis, Enterovirus D68

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research strengthens the suspected connection between a virus called enterovirus D68 and the sudden development of paralysis in children in California and Colorado between 2012 and 2014. The researchers found the gene

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  5. U.S. Ebola Patient's Condition Improves

    March 30, 2015 -- The condition of an American health worker being treated for Ebola at a National Institutes of Health facility has improved from serious to fair, officials said Monday. The NIH did not release any more details about the patient, who was one of 17 staff members of the non-profit Par

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  6. Breast Cancer Is Not One Disease, Experts Say

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Breast cancer isn't the same for every woman, even at the cellular level, according to a new statement from four major medical groups focused on the disease. The report was issued Monday by the American Cancer Society, th

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  7. Lots of Leafy Greens Might Shield Aging Brains

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A single serving of leafy green vegetables each day may help keep dementia away, new research suggests. Researchers evaluated the eating habits and mental ability of more than 950 older adults for an average of five years. T

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  8. Migraine, Carpal Tunnel May Be Linked

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Carpal tunnel syndrome appears to increase risk for migraine headaches, and migraines may make it more likely that you'll also have carpal tunnel syndrome, new research suggests. The study is the first to find a link betw

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  9. Can Weight-Loss Surgery Reduce Asthma Flare-Ups?

    By Nina Flanagan HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In obese people with asthma, weight-loss surgery has been linked to a significant reduction in serious asthma flare-ups, new research suggests. "We found that risk of an emergency department visit or hospitalization for a

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  10. Painful Knee Arthritis May Be Tied to Early Death

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Painful knee arthritis is associated with an increased risk of premature death in women, a new study suggests. Women with osteoarthritis-related knee pain -- the type associated with normal wear and tear -- were nearly tw

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