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  1. This Diet Tied to Lower Uterine Cancer Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Adhering to a Mediterranean diet may significantly reduce a woman's risk of uterine cancer, a new study suggests. "Our research shows the impact a healthy, balanced diet could have on a woman's risk of developing womb [u

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  2. Lassa Fever Death: Traveler Returning From Liberia

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A man who returned to the United States after traveling to Liberia in West Africa has died of Lassa fever, federal health officials reported. Lassa fever is a viral disease that's common in West Africa but rarely seen in t

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  3. Do People Transmit Happiness by Smell?

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- As emotions go, happiness usually hides in plain sight: seen in a broad smile, heard in a raucous laugh, felt in a big hug. But new research suggests there may be a less obvious way to pick up on another person's positive vib

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  4. Newer Birth Control Pills May Up Blood Clot Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Newer forms of the birth control pill -- brands such as Yaz, Yasmin and Desogen -- are more likely to cause blood clots than older versions, a new study finds. However, the study authors also stressed that the odds of a cl

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  5. Using Herpes Virus to Fight Advanced Melanoma

    By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A genetically engineered and harmless form of the herpes virus is showing promise in slowing the progression of melanoma, researchers report. The treatment works by killing cancer cells and triggering the immune system to att

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  6. Cystic Fibrosis Medicine Study Offers Hope

    May 26, 2015 -- Cystic fibrosis has been a frightening fact of life for Paige Ellens and her mother, Sharla, since Paige was born 17 years ago. This ongoing, life-threatening disease causes the lungs to fill up with thick and sticky mucus. That mucus can block the airways, which damages the lungs an

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  7. Later Umbilical Cord Clamp May Boost Development

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Waiting about three minutes to clamp the umbilical cord following a baby's delivery may help improve children's fine-motor and social skills at age 4 years, new Swedish research suggests. The researchers said postponing the c

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  8. Overactive Thyroid Tied to Higher Fracture Risk

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Even people who only have a mildly overactive thyroid gland face an elevated risk for fractures in the hips or spinal area, a new review suggests. "Subclinical hyperthyroidism" is a condition in which an overactive thyroid gl

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  9. 'Moderate' Drinking Harms Older People's Hearts?

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- "Moderate" drinking might harm your heart if you're a senior citizen, a new study suggests. And women appear to be at greater risk for alcohol-related heart damage than men, the researchers found. "In an elderly populati

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  10. Living at Higher Elevations Linked to SIDS Risk

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Babies who live at very high elevations may have an increased risk of SIDS, a new study suggests. The findings are based on nearly 400,000 Colorado infants born between 2007 and 2012. Babies of families living at an elevation

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