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  1. Excess Weight Linked to Brain Cancer Risk in Study

    By Emily Willingham HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Weight and physical activity levels may affect the risk of a certain brain cancers, new research suggests. Excess weight was associated with a higher risk of a type of brain cancer known as meningioma. Obesity incre

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  2. Treating Sleep Apnea May Reverse Brain Changes

    MONDAY, Sept. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Sleep apnea treatment may reverse changes in brain stem activity associated with increased risk of heart disease, a new study suggests. The findings "highlight the effectiveness of CPAP treatment in reducing one of the most significant health issues [heart

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  3. Nearly 9M Got Insurance In First Marketplace Year

    By Julie Rovner The percentage of Americans without health insurance dropped by nearly three percentage points between 2013 and 2014, according the U.S. Census Bureau, from 13.3 to 10.4 percent. Put another way, 8.8 million more people were insured in 2014 than the year before. The annual study from

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  4. 'Organic Pollutants' Linked to Gestational Diabetes

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women exposed to high levels of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in early pregnancy have a higher risk of developing gestational diabetes, new research from Greece suggests. These findings add to a growing body

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  5. Antidepressant Paxil Not Safe for Teens: Analysis

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A controversial clinical trial of the antidepressant Paxil came to the wrong conclusion when it declared the drug safe and effective for treating troubled teenagers, according to a reanalysis of the original data mor

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  6. In CO, Insurance Surges But Cost Still Concern

    By John Daley, Colorado Public Radio On Wednesday, the Census Bureau gave Obamacare some good news: the uninsurance rate in the country dropped to 10.4 percent in 2014, down from 13.3 percent in 2013. Colorado may be doing even better. According to a survey from the nonprofit, nonpartisan Colorado H

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  7. Cancer Still Leading Cause of Death for Hispanics

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States overall, but a new report finds that cancer remains the number one killer of U.S. Hispanics. Hispanics now make up over 17 percent of the U.S. populati

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  8. Can More Outside Time Help Kids' Eyesight?

    TUESDAY, Sept. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More time outdoors may reduce the odds your young child will need eyeglasses, new research from China suggests. In a three-year study, adding 40 minutes of outdoor activities daily was associated with lower rates of nearsightedness among school-aged Chines

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  9. Type 2 Diabetes Control and Preventing Dementia

    TUESDAY, Sept. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Keeping blood sugar levels in check may have a protective effect against dementia in people who have type 2 diabetes, new Swedish research suggests. "The positive association between [average blood sugar levels] and risk of dementia in fairly young patient

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  10. Hand Sanitizers Poisoning More Kids

    Sept. 15, 2015 -- Poison center officials are warning parents and school officials about a troubling trend -- small children becoming intoxicated after drinking alcohol-based hand sanitizer. “A doctor called us about a week and a half ago about two cases he saw the same day at the ER,” says Gaylord

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