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    1. Many of Oldest Old Say They're at Peace With Dying

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People well into their 90s are often willing to talk about death, but they're rarely asked about it, a new British study finds. "Despite the dramatic rise in the number of people living into very old age, there is

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    2. Sugary Drinks, 'Bad' Carbs Tied to These Cancers

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People who consume a lot of processed carbohydrates -- think snack foods and sweets -- and sugary drinks may face heightened risks of breast and prostate cancers, a new study suggests. Researchers said the study, reported Tu

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    3. 2 Diabetes Drugs May Be Tied to Heart Failure Risk

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Diabetes drugs containing saxagliptin and alogliptin may raise the risk of heart failure, particularly in patients with heart or kidney disease, U.S. health officials warned Tuesday. Drugs containing these ingredients a

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    4. AFib May Hamper Seniors' Walking Ability

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults who develop atrial fibrillation, a common heart rhythm irregularity, may be more prone to walking problems -- including reduced speed, strength and balance, a new study suggests. The physical decline associ

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    5. Sleepless Nights Linked to Brain Changes in Study

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Insomnia is linked with abnormalities in the brain's white matter -- the tissues that form connections and carry information between different parts of the brain, a small Chinese study suggests. The researchers sa

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    6. Pot Use in Pregnancy Tied to Low Birth Weight

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women who use marijuana may be putting their baby at risk for health problems, a new study suggests. A review of 24 studies found that pot use during pregnancy is potentially linked to delivering a baby with a

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    7. Shorter, Intensive Radiation and Prostate Cancer

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A slightly higher dose of radiation therapy for early stage prostate cancer may reduce treatment time without compromising effectiveness, researchers report. The study included about 1,100 men with early-stage prostate can

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    8. Doctors, Patients May Miss Chances To Lower Costs

      By Shefali Luthra Talking about money is never easy. But when doctors are reluctant to talk about medical costs, a patient’s health can be undermined. A study published in Monday’s Health Affairs explores the dynamics that can trigger that scenario. Patients are increasingly responsible for shoulder

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    9. More People Surviving Sudden Liver Failure

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The chances of surviving acute liver failure have improved significantly over the past 16 years, a new study finds. In fact, 21-day patient survival increased from about 59 percent in 1998 to 75 percent in 2013, research

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    10. This May Help Long-Term Control of Type 2 Diabetes

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- New research adds to growing evidence that weight-loss surgery helps patients with type 2 diabetes lower their blood sugar levels for at least five years. "Left unchecked, diabetes can lead to kidney failure, blind

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