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    1. How Much Does Your Doctor Make?

      April 7, 2016 -- Burnout rates are high among doctors, but there are signs that things may be getting better -- and it isn't all about the money. In this year's Medscape compensation report, more docs are saying they'd choose medicine again than they did 2 years ago. The highest percentages are amon

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    2. Too Much Sitting May Shorten Your Life

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Get off your duff: A new study finds that sitting less may extend your life. Brazilian researchers who analyzed data from 54 countries linked sitting for more than three hours a day to 3.8 percent of deaths from all cau

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    3. Epilepsy Drug & Certain Birth Defects Not Linked?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Despite initial concern from early studies, taking the epilepsy drug lamotrigine (Lamictal) during pregnancy may not raise the risk for certain birth defects, a large new study finds. "An initial study of this drug show

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    4. Restaurants Cutting Calories in Kids' Meals

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Popular restaurants have cut calories in children's meals and are offering some healthier side dishes, such as fruits and vegetables, a new study reports. But, the researchers added, while these restaurants appear to be

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    5. Chemo May Prolong Lives of Some With Brain Cancer

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Adding chemotherapy to radiation treatment may add years to the lives of people with certain slow-growing brain tumors, a new study finds. The findings come from a long-term follow-up of patients who took part in a trial t

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    6. Diabetes Cases Quadruple Worldwide Since 1980

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The number of adults worldwide with diabetes has quadrupled in the past 35 years, a new report shows. Climbing from 108 million in 1980 to 422 million in 2014, the increases were particularly severe in low- and middle-i

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    7. Gene May Raise Melanoma Risk, Even Without Sun

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new study hints that genetics could play a role in the development of melanoma even if people don't get a lot of sunburns. But some U.S. experts say people shouldn't take this news as an excuse to bake themselves in t

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    8. High-Dose Radiation and Low-Risk Prostate Cancer

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Higher doses of radiation may not benefit low-risk prostate cancer patients, a new review suggests. "In the field of radiation oncology, we often assume that the highest dose that the body can tolerate will be most effe

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    9. U.S. Moving Ebola Money to Help Fight Zika

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The Obama administration is shifting $589 million in funding to prepare for likely outbreaks of Zika virus in the United States during the upcoming mosquito season, senior officials announced Wednesday. The money incl

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    10. Fruit Every Day Might Help Your Heart

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Eating fresh fruit regularly may help prevent heart attacks and strokes, a large study out of China suggests. Adults who ate fresh fruit, such as apples and oranges, every day had about a one-third reduced risk of dyi

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