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  1. U.S. Advisers Rethink Cholesterol Risk From Foods

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Decades-old advice to Americans against eating foods high in cholesterol likely will not appear in the next update of the nation's Dietary Guidelines, according to published reports. The U.S. Department of Agriculture p

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  2. Naps May Undo Hormonal Effects of Lost Sleep

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Brief daytime naps might protect you against the harmful health effects of a poor night's sleep, a new study suggests. Specifically, naps appeared to restore hormones and proteins involved in stress and immune function to

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  3. New Myths About the Measles Vaccine

    Feb. 10, 2015 -- As measles creeps across the U.S., public health officials have urged everyone to get vaccinated against the highly contagious disease. Some have questioned that advice, though, finding new reasons to fear the MMR shot, which protects against measles, mumps, and rubella. In the late

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  4. Nicorette Lozenge Shortage Worries Many Ex-Smokers

    Feb. 10, 2015 -- A shortage of Nicorette lozenges in the United States has some ex-smokers hunting for and hoarding the product. Early last year, GlaxoSmithKline stopped making Nicorette lozenges due to quality control problems. The company also voluntarily recalled the lozenges from warehouses and

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  5. BP Meds Lower Heart, Stroke Risks in Diabetics

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new analysis shows that people with type 2 diabetes are less likely to suffer heart attacks, strokes or die early when they take blood pressure medications -- even if they don't actually have high blood pressure. "Strok

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  6. New Name, Criteria for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Chronic fatigue syndrome, a debilitating illness affecting up to 2.5 million Americans, may soon get a new name and set of diagnostic criteria. In a report released Tuesday, an independent panel of experts convened by t

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  7. Ebola Drug Shows Promise in Monkey Trial

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- An investigational drug designed to stop Ebola in its tracks has shown early promise in a study involving rhesus monkeys, researchers say. The drug in question, for now dubbed AVI-7537, appeared to safely protect 75 percent

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  8. Anxiety May Speed Aging

    Feb. 10, 2015 -- Anxiety disorders might affect a sign of aging, but treatment can reverse the process, new research suggests. A Dutch study of more than 2,300 people looked at telomeres, which are the DNA at the end of chromosomes. Telomeres shorten with age, so they're considered a sign of cellula

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  9. Is the Advice on Fat in Your Diet Wrong?

    Feb. 10, 2015 -- For years we’ve been told to eat a low-fat diet to protect ourselves from heart disease. But a new report says those guidelines -- which recommend keeping fat to 30% or less of daily calories and saturated fat to 10% or less -- were not backed by solid research when they were first

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  10. Clinical Trial Problems Can Go Unreported: Study

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Medical journals and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration rarely report violations of scientific conduct that federal regulators unearth during spot inspections of clinical trials, a new analysis shows. In a study publis

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