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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. Berries: Big Health Benefits in Small Packages

      April 4, 2016 -- You already know berries are good for you. But researchers are finding more and more reasons to eat these nutritious powerhouses. Here’s one of the latest juicy details: Berries may lower the risk of erectile dysfunction. Other recent studies show they may play a potential role in t

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    4. '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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. Could ADHD Drugs Lower Kids' Bone Density?

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Commonly prescribed drugs to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may affect bone density, a new study says. Researchers found that young people who take stimulants such as methylphenidate (Ritalin

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    8. A New Health Perk for Coffee Drinkers?

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Drinking coffee may cut your risk of colon cancer by as much as 50 percent, a new study suggests. The more you drink, the more you may reduce your risk -- and it makes no difference whether the coffee is regular or decaf

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    9. FDA Suggests Arsenic Limit in Infant Rice Cereal

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A proposed limit on "inorganic" arsenic in infant rice cereal was announced Friday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Infant rice cereal is a leading source of arsenic exposure in babies, the agency said, since arse

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    10. Is Seniors' Dental Health Tied to Mental Health?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- There seems to be a link between poor oral health and age-related mental decline, researchers say. However, the researchers emphasized there is not enough evidence to prove a direct link between oral health and thinking ("

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