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  1. CA Measles Outbreak May Be Coming to a Close

    By HealthDay staff HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A measles outbreak that began last December at two Disney parks in California will officially be over if no new cases are reported by Friday, state health officials said. According to the California Department of Publ

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  2. Walking Boosts Outcomes for Prostate Cancer Survivors

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Quality of life can deteriorate for men due to the effects of prostate cancer and its treatment. But a new study shows that engaging in a regular walking regimen can improve well-being. The finding didn't come as a surp

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  3. Obesity and Greater Prostate Cancer Risk in Blacks

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Blacks have a higher risk of developing prostate cancer than whites, and for obese black men, their risk can quadruple as their weight goes up, a new study indicates. The findings from this large study should lead to a red

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  4. New Synthetic Drug 'Flakka' Triggers Crazed Behaviors

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A potent new designer drug called "flakka" is making headlines across the United States, driving many users into fits of screaming, naked rage accompanied by vivid hallucinations. Why naked? Because the drug sends bod

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  5. New Heart Failure Drug Approved by FDA

    April 16, 2015 -- A new heart failure drug has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Amgen's Corlanor (ivabradine) is the first new heart failure drug in a dozen years. Another heart failure pill from Novartis is being approved by the FDA and could be approved this summer, the Asso

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  6. E-Cigarette Use Triples Among U.S. Teens in 1 Year

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- E-cigarettes are booming among U.S. teens, with nearly 2.5 million middle and high school students now choosing to "vape" rather than smoke traditional cigarettes or indulge in other forms of tobacco, federal health o

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  7. Cancer Gene Tests Should Include Healthy Tissue

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- If genetic tests are only done on cancer tissue, as many as half of patients may not receive the most appropriate treatment for their cancer, a new study reports. Cancer doctors increasingly rely on genetic testing t

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  8. 2 Diabetes Drugs Should Carry Warning: FDA Panel

    April 15, 2015 -- The diabetes drugs Onglyza and Kombiglyze should carry a new warning that they may increase the risk of heart failure and death, a U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel says. In a 14-1 vote Tuesday, the panel said the drugs' prescribing labeling should warn that they can

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  9. Chemicals in Some Flavored E-Cigs Exceed Limits

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study raises concerns about the levels of chemicals used to flavor some brands of fluids used in electronic cigarettes. Flavorings used in e-cigarette fluids are mostly the same as those used in food and candy pr

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  10. Glass Scare Spurs Beech-Nut Baby Food Recall

    April 15, 2015 -- About 1,920 pounds of baby food have been recalled by Beech-Nut Nutrition because products may contain small pieces of glass, the U.S. Food Safety and Inspection Service says. The recall is for 4-ounce glass jars of "Stage 2 Beech-Nut CLASSICS sweet potato & chicken," that have the

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