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  1. People With HIV May Be at Lower Risk for MS

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People with HIV seem to have a much lower risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS) than those who don't have the virus, a new study finds. This lower risk may be due to constant suppression of the immune system due to the

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  2. Young Adults, Mental Health, and 'Obamacare'

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The number of young American adults getting mental health treatment has risen since the rule on dependent coverage went into effect with the passage of the Affordable Care Act, a new study finds. That key provision ensures tha

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  3. Most Cosmetic Procedures Based on Stem Cells Bogus?

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Could stem cell injections help rejuvenate your face or body? Probably not, plastic surgery experts say, but ads for these types of bogus procedures abound on the Internet. "Stem cells offer tremendous potential, bu

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  4. FDA Approves New Type 2 Diabetes Drug

    By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced on Friday that it approved a new drug, Jardiance, to help fight type 2 diabetes. Jardiance (empagliflozin) "can be used alone or added to existing treatment regimens to control b

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  5. FDA Approves New Treatment for People With COPD

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with the progressive, deadly respiratory ailment known as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have a new weapon to battle the disease, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Thursday. The agenc

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  6. Some Birth Control Pills May Up Breast Cancer Risk

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Birth control pills containing high doses of estrogen, along with some other formulations, may increase the risk of breast cancer in women under 50, new preliminary research suggests. "There are numerous oral contracep

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  7. Ebola Patient to Be Flown to U.S. for Treatment

    By Dennis Thompson and E.J. Mundell HealthDay Reporters FRIDAY, Aug. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An American who is battling the Ebola virus in West Africa will be flown to the United States for treatment over the next few days, according to staff at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. The name of

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  8. 'Flesh-Eating Bacteria' FAQ

    By Kathleen Doheny WebMD Health News Aug. 1, 2014 -- Summer is prime season for a bacteria called Vibrio vulnificus -- also known as “flesh-eating” bacteria -- to thrive, especially in warm Gulf Coast waters. Swimmers and those who eat seafood should be careful to avoid infection from this potential

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  9. Many Doctors Recommend E-Cigs as Anti-Smoking Aid

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- E-cigarettes seem to be everywhere these days, and a new study finds many U.S. doctors recommending them to smokers as a way to kick the tobacco habit. "Even in the absence of evidence regarding the health impact of

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  10. Patients Soliciting Bids From Doctors Online

    By Sandra G. Boodman Francisco Velazco couldn't wait any longer. For several years, the 35-year-old Seattle handyman had searched for an orthopedic surgeon who would reconstruct the torn ligament in his knee for a price he could afford. Out of work because of the pain and unable to scrape together $

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