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  1. Better Control of These Germs Could Save Many Lives

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- An immediate, focused effort to halt the spread of antibiotic-resistant germs could save tens of thousands of lives and prevent hundreds of thousands of new infections over the next five years, a new government report su

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  2. How 'Bad' Fat Can Turn Into 'Good' Fat

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Unhealthy white fat can be transformed into calorie-burning brown fat, researchers report. Finding a way to burn calories without having to increase physical activity levels could prove crucial in fighting obesity and the

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  3. FAQ: Kids and Picky Eating

    Aug. 3, 2015 -- Children's picky eating, often dismissed by parents and doctors as just a phase, can sometimes signal more serious issues such as anxiety or depression. "It's not necessarily something that goes away for all kids," says William Copeland, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry at Duke

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  4. Crohn's Disease, Colitis Tied to Anxiety in Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with inflammatory bowel disease, such as Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis, have an increased risk for an anxiety disorder, especially women, a new study suggests. Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a group of

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  5. Spicing Up Your Meals Might Extend Your Life

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Some like it hot, and a new study finds that folks who favor spicy foods might also have a lower risk of premature death. The study was based on a large multi-year food analysis. It found that adults who reported eating spicy

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  6. Birth Control Pills May Cut Uterine Cancer Odds

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests that birth control pills may also help shield women from uterine cancer. Taking birth control pills, even for just a few years, offers significant long-term protection against uterine cancer, also know

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  7. FDA Approves First Pill Made by 3D Printing

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The age of 3D printing has come to the drug industry, with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday approving the first pill made with the technology. The agency approved the prescription drug Spritam (levetiracetam

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  8. Dementia Meds May Lead to Harmful Weight Loss

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A class of drugs widely used to treat dementia -- called cholinesterase inhibitors -- could cause harmful weight loss in some patients, a new study suggests. These medications include Aricept (donepezil), Razadyne (galantam

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  9. Advocates: 'Parity' Law Not Fulfilling Promise

    By Jenny Gold When Michael Kamins opened the letter from his insurer, he was enraged. His 20-year old son recently had been hospitalized twice with bipolar disorder and rescued from the brink of suicide, he said. Now, the insurer said he had improved and it was no longer medically necessary for the

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  10. FDA Approves New Rosacea Treatment

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new prescription treatment for the common skin condition rosacea was approved on Monday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Rosacea is a chronic disease that causes redness and pimples on the skin. In most cases, it

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