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  1. Cloudy Climes May Up Risk of Pancreatic Cancer

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who live in regions with low sunlight may have a higher risk of pancreatic cancer, possibly because they don't get enough vitamin D from the sun, new research suggests. "If you're living at a high latitude or in

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  2. Dropping 1 Sugary Soda a Day May Cut Diabetes Risk

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who love sugary sodas and flavored milk may have a heightened risk of type 2 diabetes, regardless of their body weight, a large new study finds. The good news, the researchers said, is that swapping just one of thos

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  3. New Drug Zaps Double Chin: FAQ

    Apr. 30, 2015 -- A shot that dissolves fat will offer people with a double chin a way to get rid of it without surgery. The FDA approved the new drug, called Kybella, on Wednesday. It will be available in cosmetic surgeons’ and dermatologists’ offices in June. Here’s what you need to know. What is t

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  4. Experimental AIDS Vaccine Targets Hidden Virus

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Preliminary research suggests that an AIDS vaccine in development can ramp up the body's immune system, boosting the response to medications HIV-positive patients take. Years of research will be required to confirm tha

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  5. This Leads to Fewer Type 1 Diabetes Eye Surgeries

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Intensive management of type 1 diabetes can reduce the risk of having a diabetes-related eye surgery by nearly 50 percent, according to a new report. But even for people who couldn't meet the very stringent blood sugar

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  6. UTIs Are Getting Tougher to Treat

    April 29, 2015 -- If you’ve ever had one (or a dozen) urinary tract infections, you might not be surprised to learn that they’re the most common bacterial infections in the United States. What you might not know is that doctors are running out of oral antibiotics to treat such infections, which acco

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  7. 3D 'Printout' Device Keeps Ill Babies Breathing

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- An implant created with a 3D printer has saved the lives of three baby boys near death from a rare airway disease. University of Michigan researchers are calling the implant a "4D" device because they successfully en

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  8. Tyson to Stop Using Antibiotics in Chickens by 2017

    April 29, 2015 -- Tyson Foods, a major U.S. meat producer, said on Tuesday that it would cease using antibiotics in its chickens by 2017, the New York Times reported. Tyson supplies chicken to the McDonald's restaurant chain, which in March announced that it would slowly end the use of antibiotics i

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  9. Women's Heart Health: Lower Stress, BP Important

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Middle-aged and older women who experience a life-threatening illness or the death of a loved one may face a 65 percent increased risk of heart attack, a new study suggests. And having a history of money problems mig

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  10. COPD Tied to Raised Risk for Sudden Cardiac Death

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is already the third leading cause of death in the world, and a new European study finds the respiratory illness might also raise a person's odds for sudden cardiac

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