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  1. Gluten Not the Only Celiac Disease Culprit: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- It's known that gluten -- found in wheat, rye and barley -- is the cause of health problems in people with celiac disease. Now, new research suggests these folks may also react to non-gluten wheat proteins. The discovery

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  2. Kids With Epilepsy Face Higher Early Death Risk

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children with epilepsy have an increased risk of dying prematurely, according to a new U.S. government report. The study found that for children up to 18 years old with epilepsy, the annual risk for death was 0.84 perce

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  3. Genes May Determine Weight by Shaping Gut Bacteria

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Genes influence a person's body weight by determining the types of bacteria that live in the intestines, a new study reveals. "Up until now, variation in the abundances of gut microbes has been explained by diet, the envi

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  4. NYC Ebola Patient Passing Time With Banjo: Reports

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A New York City doctor who became infected with Ebola while treating patients in West Africa apparently feels well enough now to ride a stationary bike, practice yoga and play the banjo while under quarantine. Dr. Craig

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  5. Premature Births Down, But Still High: Reports

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Preterm births in the United States fell to 11.4 percent in 2013, the lowest rate in 17 years, the March of Dimes reported Thursday. And an unrelated U.S. study finds more good news: Since 2005, the rate of preterm deli

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  6. Research: 'Longevity Gene' One Key to Long Life

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Even among people who live well into their 90s, those with a particular gene variant may survive the longest, a new study finds. The variant is in a gene known as CETP, and researchers have known for more than a decade that

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  7. Weight-Loss Surgery Has Low Complication Rates

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People with type 2 diabetes who undergo a weight-loss procedure called laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery have a low risk for complications or death, according to a new study. The study was scheduled for presentation Thu

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  8. Chikungunya Still a Concern for Travelers: CDC

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Americans traveling to the Caribbean and Central and South America this winter need to be aware that an outbreak of the mosquito-borne disease chikungunya continues to spread in those areas, U.S. federal health officials

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  9. Year 1 of Legal Marijuana: Lessons Learned in CO

    Nov. 6, 2014 -- When the first legal sales of recreational marijuana in modern history began Jan. 1 in Colorado, it was a bold experiment fraught with unknowns. Would kids get easy access to the drug? Would stoned drivers make the highways more dangerous? Would drug addiction problems increase? Whil

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  10. Most Minor Cosmetic Procedures Safe: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Minimally invasive cosmetic procedures are nearly risk-free, a new study says. Researchers examined the results of more than 20,000 of these procedures -- such as fillers, neurotoxins and the use of laser and energy devi

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