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  1. Cancer Survivors May Face Mental, Physical Issues

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many U.S. cancer survivors have unresolved physical and mental health issues long after being cured, a new study finds. One expert wasn't surprised. "Many oncologists intuit that their patients may have unmet needs, but be

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  2. Over 1 in 10 Use Daily Aspirin Inappropriately

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many Americans are likely using daily low-dose aspirin inappropriately in the hopes of preventing a first-time heart attack or stroke, a new study suggests. Researchers found that of nearly 69,000 U.S. adults prescribed aspir

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  3. 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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  4. Only 1 Child in Paralysis Outbreak Has Recovered

    Jan. 12, 2015 -- Just one child has fully recovered in 103 confirmed cases of children getting a sudden and mysterious type of acute limb weakness since last August, the CDC says. The agency says it's investigating whether the limb weakness, called acute flaccid myelitis, is linked to the recent out

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  5. Vitamin D May Boost Colon Cancer Survival: Study

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Higher vitamin D levels in patients with advanced colon cancer appear to improve response to chemotherapy and targeted anti-cancer drugs, researchers say. "We found that patients who had vitamin D levels at the highest c

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  6. Many With Hep C Missing Out on Treatment

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, Jan. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many hepatitis C patients get "lost" in the U.S. health care system, a new study suggests. Researchers looked at data from about 13,600 people in Philadelphia who tested positive for hepatitis C virus between January 2010

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  7. Study Says Biopsies Are Safe

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer biopsies do not cause the disease to spread, says a new study that dispels a common myth. "This study shows that physicians and patients should feel reassured that a biopsy is very safe," said study senior investigat

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  8. Middle School Football May Not Cause Brain Damage

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children who play football in middle school don't appear to have any noticeable short-term brain damage from repeated hits to the head, new research suggests. However, one doctor with expertise in pediatric brain injuries

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  9. Flu Season Bad and May Get Worse

    Jan. 9, 2015 -- This year's flu season is still bad, and it’s too soon to say whether it has peaked, officials from the CDC warned Friday. "This flu season is shaping up to be a severe one, especially for older people, young children, and those with underlying conditions," said CDC director Tom Frie

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  10. Skin Infection From Spider Bite Unlikely: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research dispels the widely held belief that spiders are a common cause of skin infections in people. "Although spider bite may be an attractive and tenable causative agent of a bacterial infection, the data show this i

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