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  1. Underweight Even Deadlier Than Overweight, Study Says

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- It's said you can never be too rich or too thin, but new research suggests otherwise. People who are clinically underweight face an even higher risk for dying than obese individuals, the study shows. Compared to normal-weigh

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  2. Marriage Does Help the Heart, Study Finds

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Marriage is good for the heart, yet another study has found. Married partners don't just have a lower risk of heart problems, the researchers said. They also have a lower risk of cardiovascular disease affecting the leg

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  3. Many Kids May Have High Cholesterol

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- About one of three Texas kids screened for cholesterol between the ages of 9 and 11 had borderline or high cholesterol, potentially placing them at greater risk for future cardiovascular disease, a new study has found.

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  4. Smoking Bans Linked to Drop in Premature Births

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Bans on smoking in public places and the workplace in North America and Europe are linked to a 10 percent drop in premature births and the number of children going to the hospital for an asthma flare-up, according

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  5. FDA Panel Recommends At-Home Colon Cancer Test

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A panel of U.S. Food and Drug Administration experts on Thursday unanimously recommended approval of a new at-home stool test that screens for colorectal cancer with more than 90 percent accuracy. The 10-member committee sai

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  6. Weight-Loss Surgery Cuts Risk for Heart Attack, Death: Study

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Weight-loss surgery, such as gastric banding, can dramatically reduce the rate of heart attacks and deaths among people who are obese, a new study shows. Researchers in the United Kingdom said their findings sugge

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  7. 'Grazing' vs. Standard Meals for Weight Loss

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For weight loss, some swear by "grazing" -- eating several small meals throughout the day -- instead of eating fewer meals at more traditional mealtimes. Now, a small study comparing both approaches finds it doesn't m

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  8. Spring Allergy Outlook

    March 27, 2014 -- A bitterly cold winter followed by a sudden spring warm-up might spell massive misery if you have allergies. “When pollen has been held up by cold weather, you can get a flood of pollen as the weather warms up,” says allergy researcher Kraig Jacobson, MD. “And that may indeed be ha

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  9. Tragedies Do Cause Broken Hearts, Study Suggests

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The stress of natural disasters can break people's hearts, according to a new study. Researchers found dramatic rises in "broken heart syndrome" in Vermont after a huge storm ravaged the state and in Missouri after a ma

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  10. Weight-Loss Drug Alli: Tampering Investigation

    March 31, 2014 -- An investigation into tampering with bottles of the over-the-counter weight-loss drug Alli has been launched by drug maker GlaxoSmithKline and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The drug company said that bottles in at least seven states -- Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississi

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