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  1. The Race to Save Dr. Brantly: The Inside Story

    Sept. 12, 2014 -- Peering into the small house in Liberia where Kent Brantly was bedridden and quarantined with Ebola, there was no doubt in Dr. Lance Plyler’s mind that his friend and colleague was going to die. Brantly, a 33-year-old doctor just months out of his residency, had come to Liberia in

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  2. Eating Disorders and Autoimmune Diseases Linked

    Sept. 12, 2014 -- Several autoimmune diseases have been linked to, and may even play a role in the development of, eating disorders, new research suggests. In a large study of more than 2,000 Finnish people with eating disorders, investigators found they were more likely to have an autoimmune diseas

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  3. Sunny Skies Tied to Suicide Rates

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Sunny days may be linked to suicide rates, but in a complicated way, new research suggests. In a study of more than 69,000 suicides spanning 40 years, Austrian researchers found two distinct correlations between sun-filled d

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  4. Salty Foods May Double Smokers' RA Risk

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Consuming too much salt may more than double a smoker's risk of developing the painful inflammatory disease known as rheumatoid arthritis, a new study finds. Researchers in Sweden said the interaction between smok

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  5. CA To Broaden Kids' Medicaid Autism Coverage

    By Daniela Hernandez Maria Cruz had never heard the word autism until her daughter, Shirley, was diagnosed as a toddler. “I felt a knot in my brain. I didn’t know where to turn,” recalled Cruz, a Mexican immigrant who speaks only Spanish. “I didn’t have any idea how to help her.” No one in her low-i

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  6. The Parenting Trap: Coddling Anxious Kids

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Some parents may make things worse for their anxious kids by falling into what researchers call the "protection trap" -- reassuring them, lavishing them with attention or making the threat go away, according to the result

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  7. Combo Diabetes Treatment Outperforms Others: Study

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Combining insulin with a relatively new hormone-like drug appears to be a safer and more effective way to treat type 2 diabetes than current methods, a new review suggests. The drug belongs to a new class of injectable medic

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  8. 'Fat Shaming' Doesn't Motivate Weight Loss

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Discrimination against overweight or obese people, commonly known as "fat shaming," does not help them lose weight and may do more harm than good, according to research from London. Being harassed or treated wit

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  9. Physical Activity May Boost School Performance

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children might do better in school if they're more physically active, a new study suggests. Researchers assessed the activity levels and reading and math skills of 186 Finnish children in grades 1 to 3. The study author

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  10. Obese People May Be More Vulnerable to Food Cues

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Obese people may be more vulnerable to environmental food cues than thin people because of differences in their brain chemistry, a new study suggests. This finding could explain why obese people tend to overeat

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