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  1. Canceled Health Plans: Round Two

    By Julie Appleby Thousands of consumers who were granted a reprieve to keep insurance plans that don’t meet the federal health law’s standards are now learning those plans will be discontinued at year’s end, and they’ll have to choose a new policy, which may cost more. Cancellations are in the mail

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  2. Spacing Between Sibling Births Tied to Autism Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children conceived either less than one year or more than five years after the birth of a sibling could be at increased risk for autism, a new study suggests. However, both the study's lead author and an outside expert a

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  3. Could a 'Fat Tongue' Be a Factor in Sleep Apnea?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Sleep apnea is a potential health risk for millions of Americans, and a new study points to a possible culprit behind the disorder: a "fat" tongue. "This is the first study to show that fat deposits are increased in the

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  4. First Ebola Patient Tests Positive in the U.S.

    Sept. 30, 2014 -- A patient at a Dallas hospital has the Ebola virus, CDC officials said Tuesday. The man had recently arrived in the U.S. from Liberia and was isolated at Texas Presbyterian Hospital on Sept. 28 because of suspicious symptoms and his recent travel history. The CDC has deployed a tea

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  5. Paralysis in Kids With Enterovirus D68

    Editor’s note: This story was updated on Sept. 30 with additional cases in Colorado and Virginia and comments from the Children's Hospital Colorado media briefing. Sept. 29, 2014 -- Some children hospitalized with breathing problems caused by enterovirus D68 in Colorado, Virginia, and Kansas City ha

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  6. Colon Cancer Survivors' Obesity and Cancer Risk

    By Alan Mozes Health Day Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Colon cancer patients who are overweight or obese when diagnosed appear to face a slightly higher risk for developing a second weight-related cancer, new research suggests. The finding didn't speak to the risk of colon can

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  7. Fish Oil Has Little Effect on Irregular Heartbeat

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- High doses of fish oil supplements won't prevent the return of a common type of irregular heartbeat known as atrial fibrillation, Canadian researchers report. In fact, 64.1 percent of those taking fish oil for its omeg

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  8. Social Support May Be Key to Heart Attack Recovery

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Young and middle-aged heart attack survivors are more likely to have poor health and low quality of life if they have fewer family and friends to support them in their recovery, a new study suggests. The study included m

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  9. Acupuncture May Not Help Chronic Knee Pain

    By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Acupuncture doesn't improve knee pain any more than "sham" acupuncture, according to a new study. "Among patients older than 50 years with moderate to severe chronic knee pain, neither laser nor needle acupuncture conferre

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  10. Obese in Adolescence, Colon Cancer in Later Life?

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity and inflammation in late adolescence are associated with increased risk for colon and rectal cancer in adulthood, a new study of Swedish males suggests. The 35-year study found that 16- to 20-year-olds who were

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