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  1. Stroke Ages Brain by 8 Years, Study Finds

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A stroke robs the brain of nearly eight years, impairing memory and slowing thinking speed, a new study says. University of Michigan researchers analyzed national data from more than 4,900 black and white Americans aged 65

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  2. Study Hints at Why Obesity May Run in Families

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research offers potential clues as to why children of obese mothers are at increased risk for obesity. While previous studies have provided clear evidence that children of obese parents are more likely to be obese, the

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  3. Widespread Vaccination and Kids' Stomach Infection

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The widespread use of a vaccine against a germ that causes gastrointestinal infections in infants and young children has been a resounding success in the United States, a new study suggests. A team led by Dr. Eyal Leshem o

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  4. Another Tick-Borne Illness Documented in Northeast

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The same ticks that spread Lyme disease may also carry a rarer bacteria that's causing serious illness in the northeastern United States. Like Lyme disease, Borrelia miyamotoi disease causes flu-like symptoms such as head

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  5. Poor Sleep? Eating Less at Night May Help

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Concentration and attention problems caused by sleep deprivation might be eased by eating less late at night, according to a new study. The research included 44 volunteers, aged 21 to 50. For three days, they were given unl

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  6. Do Statins Pose a Threat to Your Memory?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Even though some early research suggested that people who take statin drugs might experience short-term memory loss, a large new study finds they are no worse for recall than other cholesterol-lowering medications. Accordin

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  7. Many Poor Still Unaware Of Obamacare Options

    By Phil Galewitz Even in Kentucky, which championed the 2010 health care law by expanding Medicaid and running its own insurance marketplace, about half of poor people say they have heard little about the Affordable Care Act, according to a Harvard University study published Monday in Health Affairs

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  8. World's Population Is Getting Sicker, Study Shows

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new global tally of health finds that only about 4 percent of people worldwide had no health problems in 2013, while a third -- about 2.3 billion people -- had more than five health problems. And the situation is getting

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  9. What’s At Stake When The Supreme Court Rules On Health Plan Subsidies

    By Julie Rovner and Mary Agnes Carey Later this month, the Supreme Court is expected to rule on King v. Burwell, a case challenging the validity of federal tax subsidies helping millions of Americans buy health insurance if they don’t get it through an employer. If the court rules against the Obama

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  10. Approval Bill Includes Rewards For Kids' Drugs

    By Lisa Gillespie Advocates for children with rare diseases are watching closely a congressional effort to streamline the nation’s drug approval process because the bill includes a provision extending a federal program that rewards companies making remedies for these young patients. The reward progr

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