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  1. End-of-Life Care Talks May Miss Patient Priorities

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Important points are often missed when doctors have end-of-life discussions with patients and their families, a new study finds. Researchers asked more than 200 older Canadians who were hospitalized with serious illnesses a

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  2. Should You Jump on the Protein Bandwagon?

    Nov. 3, 2014 -- People have debated the merits of low-fat and low-carb diets for years. But now the third macronutrient appears to have muscled its way into the limelight: Stroll the aisles at any supermarket, and you’ll spot a variety of products, from cereal to Greek yogurt to bagels, touting thei

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  3. Brain Cancer Patient Brittany Maynard Ends Life

    Nov. 3, 2014 -- A 29-year-old woman dying of brain cancer took her own life Saturday, following through on a pledge she made about a month ago. Brittany Maynard ended her life by taking lethal drugs legally available in Oregon under a law that permits terminally ill people to end their lives. Maynar

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  4. Long-Term Shift Work May Drain the Brain: Study

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Working non-standard hours -- often called "shift work" -- for many years is not only hard on the body, but may also dull the mind, new research suggests. According to the study, those who do shift work for more than 10 y

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  5. Inhaled Ebola Vaccine Protects Monkeys

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The quest for an effective vaccine against Ebola has moved a step closer to reality, with a new study finding an inhaled version worked well in monkeys. Researchers say the experimental vaccine provided long-term protection

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  6. These May Be Factors Behind Rise in Autism Cases

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The dramatic increase in the number of children diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder is largely the result of changes in how the condition is reported, Danish researchers contend. At least in Denmark, the researcher

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  7. Single Blood Test Could One Day Spot Cancer Sooner

    Nov. 3, 2014 -- A single blood test to detect cancer earlier is a step closer, scientists in the U.K. say, after they discovered more than 800 possible signs of cancer in the blood, called biomarkers, in people with cancer. All cancers leave markers in the blood, and that raises the possibility of a

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  8. Officials, Nurse Reach Deal Over Ebola Quarantine

    Nov. 3, 2014 -- A temporary court order for Maine nurse Kaci Hickox will remain in place until just before midnight on Nov. 10 under an agreement reached between Hickox's lawyers and state officials. The order issued Friday by the Maine District Court was sought by the state in order to reduce the r

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  9. Room to Improve in Typical ADHD Care: Study

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many pediatricians provide inadequate care for children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), relying too heavily on drugs and failing to thoroughly assess kids' symptoms, a new study reports. Nearly one-t

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  10. Many Americans May Get Hospice Care Too Late

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Of the more than 1.5 million patients who received hospice care in the United States in 2013, one-third died within one week of getting it, a new report shows. "While many dying Americans are opting for hospice care

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