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  1. Experimental AIDS Vaccine Targets Hidden Virus

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Preliminary research suggests that an AIDS vaccine in development can ramp up the body's immune system, boosting the response to medications HIV-positive patients take. Years of research will be required to confirm tha

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  2. Women's Heart Health: Lower Stress, BP Important

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Middle-aged and older women who experience a life-threatening illness or the death of a loved one may face a 65 percent increased risk of heart attack, a new study suggests. And having a history of money problems mig

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  3. Breastfeeding May Lower Breast Cancer Recurrence

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women who breast-feed their babies and later develop breast cancer are less likely to have the cancer return or to die from it than women who do not breast-feed, new research shows. "We found in this study of over 1,60

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  4. ER Practices Key to Helping Painkiller Addicts

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A comparison of three treatments for narcotic painkiller addiction found that patients given the medication buprenorphine in the emergency department do better than those given only referrals. Addiction to prescr

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  5. Few Sickle Cell Patients Receiving Beneficial Drug

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Few U.S. adults with sickle cell anemia are getting a recommended medication that can help them manage pain, breathing problems and other debilitating symptoms, according to a new study. Using a national database, researche

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  6. Ex-Baseball Star Kirk Gibson Has Parkinson's

    By HealthDay staff HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Kirk Gibson, who played 17 seasons of Major League Baseball and is perhaps best known for a dramatic pinch-hit, ninth inning home run to win a World Series game in 1988, said Tuesday he has Parkinson's disease. Gibson,

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  7. Women May Have Tougher Recovery From Concussion

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research from Taiwan uncovers more evidence that women may have a tougher time recovering their memory after concussions. Scientists don't know why the brains of women seem to respond to these brain injuries differen

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  8. Gene Discoveries Could Help RA Treatment

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Genetic variations may hold clues to rheumatoid arthritis -- suggesting not only who will develop the painful condition, but also predicting its severity and even who might die from it, a new study says. "Genetic facto

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  9. Diet Switch May Lower Colon Cancer Risk in Blacks

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- When a group of black Americans switched their diet from a typical American one to that of South Africans, certain risk factors for colon cancer began to fade away, a small study found. The change was rapid, the

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  10. Milder Autism Typically Diagnosed Later in Girls

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Girls on the milder end of the autism spectrum tend to be diagnosed at a later age than boys, possibly because their symptoms are less severe, a new study has found. Doctors diagnosed girls with Asperger's syndrome and

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