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  1. Stem Cell Therapy for MS Shows Promise

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental therapy that kills off and then "resets" the immune system has given three years of remission to a small group of multiple sclerosis patients, researchers say. About eight in 10 patients given this treatm

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  2. FDA OKs Fast-Acting Ebola Test

    Dec. 29, 2014 --The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Swiss drug maker Roche's fast-acting Ebola test for emergency use. The test -- which checks for genetic traces of the often deadly virus -- offers results in about three hours, compared to many tests on the market that can take a day

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  3. 'Tis the Season for Seasonal Affective Disorder

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that occurs in some people due to decreased amounts of daylight during the winter. That decrease may trigger SAD by disrupting the body's internal clock, causing a

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  4. HIV Tied to Worse Hearing in Older Adults

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study finds that adults with HIV tend to have worse hearing than those not infected with the AIDS-causing virus. Researchers led by Peter Torre, of San Diego State University, assessed the hearing of 262 men

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  5. Diabetes May Affect Kids' Brain Growth: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- High blood sugar may slow brain growth in young children with type 1 diabetes, a new study indicates. The research included children aged 4 to 9 years who underwent brain scans and tests to assess their mental abilities, a

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  6. CDC Watches Lab Worker for Possible Ebola Exposure

    By HealthDay staff HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A lab technician with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may have been exposed to the Ebola virus in an agency laboratory in Atlanta earlier this week. And up to a dozen other lab workers are being ch

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  7. Producing Egg, Sperm From Stem Cells

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they have used human embryonic stem cells to create cells that develop into eggs and sperm. While this had already been done using rodent stem cells, this is the first time that these types of cells -- c

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  8. George H. W. Bush Hospitalized

    Dec. 24, 2014 -- Former President George H.W. Bush, 90, was hospitalized Tuesday night in Houston after experiencing shortness of breath. Bush was under observation at Houston Methodist Hospital as a precaution, according to spokesman Jim McGrath, the Associated Press reported. Bush spent almost two

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  9. Do Americans Eat and Drink Too Much Sugar?

    Dec. 24, 2014 -- America’s sweet tooth is coming under fire. Faced with mounting evidence about sugar’s harms, the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee this month recommended that people in the U.S. limit added sugars to a maximum of 10% of their total daily calories. The recommendation -- fro

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  10. New Weight Loss Drug Saxenda: FAQ

    Dec. 24, 2014 -- A drug that treats type 2 diabetes has gotten FDA approval for another use: weight loss. Saxenda is the fourth drug for weight loss OK'd by the agency since 2012. It's already available in a lower dose as Victoza for type 2 diabetes. Researchers began to study it as an obesity treat

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