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    1. Treating Depression Might Help Stem Heart Woes

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Effective treatment of depression seems to reduce a person's risk of heart disease, according to a new study. Depression is a known risk factor for heart disease, but how treatment for depression affected that risk was unc

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    2. Loose Bristles From Grill Brushes May Pose Dangers

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests that you might want to take one last look after cleaning your grill this summer, to make sure no bristles from your wire brush are left behind. That's because those loose bristles can stick to the gril

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    3. Underactive Thyroid May Raise Type 2 Diabetes Risk

      MONDAY, April 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People with an underactive thyroid, or hypothyroidism, may be at greater risk for type 2 diabetes -- even if their thyroid hormone levels are kept within normal range, a new study finds. As the Dutch researchers explained, thyroid hormones are essential for

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    4. Smoking Hikes Early Death Chances for RA Patients

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking increases the chances of early death in people with rheumatoid arthritis, but quitting smoking significantly reduces that risk, a new study suggests. "This research provides important evidence that the risk of earl

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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 'Paleo' Diet May Help Women's Hearts, Waistlines

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter   SUNDAY, April 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The so-called Paleo diet may help older women lose weight and lower their future risk of diabetes and heart disease, a new study has found. Women experienced these benefits by sticking to the guidelines of the Paleo di

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    9. Non-Surgical Procedure May Be New Weight-Loss Tool

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, April 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A procedure long used to halt stomach bleeding may offer another way to treat severe obesity, a preliminary study suggests. The study, of seven severely obese adults, found that the minimally invasive procedure caused no seri

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    10. Waistline May Predict Heart Disease Risk Better

      By Don Rauf HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, April 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to heart health, new research adds to the argument that a pear-shaped body, which is heavy in the hips, may be better than an apple-shaped body, which carries more weight around the belly. A study of diabetes pa

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