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  1. NYC Ebola Patient Passing Time With Banjo: Reports

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A New York City doctor who became infected with Ebola while treating patients in West Africa apparently feels well enough now to ride a stationary bike, practice yoga and play the banjo while under quarantine. Dr. Craig

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  2. Genes May Determine Weight by Shaping Gut Bacteria

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Genes influence a person's body weight by determining the types of bacteria that live in the intestines, a new study reveals. "Up until now, variation in the abundances of gut microbes has been explained by diet, the envi

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  3. Kids With Epilepsy Face Higher Early Death Risk

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children with epilepsy have an increased risk of dying prematurely, according to a new U.S. government report. The study found that for children up to 18 years old with epilepsy, the annual risk for death was 0.84 perce

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  4. 11% Not Checked for Cervical Cancer in 5 Years

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An estimated eight million American women ages 21 to 65 haven't been screened for cervical cancer in the past five years. That's the finding of a federal report released Wednesday that noted that more than half of cervic

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  5. Vaccine for Hepatitis C Inches Closer to Reality

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An initial study suggests that a potential vaccine against hepatitis C, a liver disease that affects at least 130 million people worldwide, is safe in people. The newly released findings are good news, said study co-auth

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  6. Lower Doses of Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs May Work for Some

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Some people in the early stages of rheumatoid arthritis may be able to safely lower their medication doses once their symptoms are well under control, a new study suggests. In a clinical trial, British researchers found tha

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  7. Most Minor Cosmetic Procedures Safe: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Minimally invasive cosmetic procedures are nearly risk-free, a new study says. Researchers examined the results of more than 20,000 of these procedures -- such as fillers, neurotoxins and the use of laser and energy devi

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  8. Some Painkillers May Up Death Risk After Stroke

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Arthritis pain relievers known as COX-2 inhibitors, including Celebrex and Lodine, are associated with an increased risk of dying within a month after a stroke, according to a new study. "This large study from Denmark

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  9. Blood-Thinner Pradaxa: What You Should Know

    Editor's note: This story was updated Nov. 5, 2014, with information on two new studies regarding Pradaxa. July 25, 2014 -- Two recent studies that compare the newer blood-thinner drug Pradaxa (dabigatran) with the old standby drug, warfarin, have found that people on higher doses of Pradaxa have a

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  10. ADHD Linked to Expectant Moms' Smog Exposure

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women exposed to air pollution are five times more likely to have children who develop behavior problems related to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, a new study reports. A child's risk of ADH

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