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  1. Losing Half Hour of Sleep Linked to Weight Gain

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Think twice the next time you don't get as much sleep as you need: A new study suggests that missing just 30 minutes of shuteye during weeknights could boost your weight and disrupt your metabolism. Many people skimp on

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  2. 3-Parent In Vitro Fertilization: FAQ

    March 5, 2015 -- Babies created from the DNA of two women and a man could be born as early as next year. Last month, the United Kingdom cleared the way for fertility clinics there to start making babies using three-parent in vitro fertilization (IVF) beginning in October. The landmark decision has s

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  3. Gout's Silver Lining: A Lower Risk of Alzheimer's?

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The painful and often debilitating arthritic condition known as gout may offer patients an unexpected bonus: a lower risk for Alzheimer's disease. A new study finds that gout -- or the high uric acid level that drives the i

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  4. Veggie-Rich Diets May Mean Lower Heart Risks

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who eat more plant foods than animal products may lower their risk of dying from heart disease or a stroke, a new large study suggests. Researchers found that among more than 450,000 European adults, those whose diet

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  5. Many Households Have Someone With Failing Memory

    By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- As many as one in eight U.S. households may have an adult with worsening memory loss or confusion, a new survey shows. These symptoms suggest a potential risk of developing more serious memory and thinking problems, such a

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  6. Gut Germs and Success of Weight Loss Surgery

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- How many pounds someone loses after weight-loss surgery is linked to the types of germs they have in their gut, new research suggests. The study found that higher levels of certain microbes -- specifically those that pro

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  7. 2nd Hospital Reports Superbug Linked to Endoscopes

    March 5, 2015 -- Four patients at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles were sickened by a "superbug" that has been linked to a type of medical scope, the Los Angeles-based hospital said Wednesday. Just two weeks ago, Ronald Regan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles announced that seven patients

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  8. Seniors Bear Brunt of This Flu Season

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- As the flu season continues to wind down, it's increasingly clear that older Americans have been hit particularly hard, federal health officials reported Thursday. Not only did record numbers of seniors wind up in the

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  9. Early Onset Hot Flashes and Heart Disease Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women who start having hot flashes at a younger age may be at increased risk for heart disease, according to two studies conducted by the same team of researchers. One of the studies also found that women who have more f

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  10. Drug for Irregular Heartbeat Tied to Worse Outcomes

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Patients who take the heart rhythm drug digoxin may face a nearly 30 percent greater risk of death than patients not taking the drug, a review of prior research suggests. The analysis also suggests that digoxin may increas

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