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  1. Antibiotic Resistance a Growing Threat: CDC Head

    July 24, 2014 -- Tougher measures to control antibiotic resistance need to be taken in the coming years, to avoid the possibility of it becoming the "next pandemic," the head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday. During an event at the National Press Club, CDC Director

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  2. HIV Meds May Also Help Control Hepatitis C

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For patients infected with both HIV and hepatitis C, HIV antiretroviral therapy may help control both viruses, a small study suggests. Researchers said doctors could use their findings to improve treatment strat

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  3. Routine Pulse Check May Prevent Second Stroke

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Regularly checking the pulse of a stroke survivor may help prevent another stroke, researchers report. "Screening pulse is the method of choice for checking for irregular heartbeat for people over age 65 who have never

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  4. Can Blood Test Predict Survival With Lou Gehrig's?

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Simple blood tests may one day help predict survival and the course of the disease in people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also called Lou Gehrig's disease, Italian researchers report. The components in the

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  5. Obesity During Pregnancy and Asthma Risk in Kids

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women who are obese during pregnancy may be more likely to have children with asthma than normal-weight mothers, a new review suggests. "We found that, compared with children born from mothers of normal weight, those wh

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  6. MERS Virus Found in Air in Camel Barn

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Genetic fragments of the deadly MERS virus were detected in the air of a barn where an infected camel was kept, a new study says. The findings show the need for further studies to determine if Middle East Respiratory Synd

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  7. Gene Discoveries Could Shed Light on Schizophrenia

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- One of the largest studies ever conducted into the genetic origins of a psychiatric disorder has uncovered 83 new sites on chromosomes that harbor inherited genes tied to schizophrenia. The findings, made by an in

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  8. Obamacare Court Decisions: FAQ

    By Mary Agnes Carey On Tuesday two U.S. appeals courts issued conflicting rulings on a subject that’s important to millions of people:  the availability of subsidies to help purchase coverage under the health-care law.  KHN’s Mary Agnes Carey answers some frequently asked questions about those court

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  9. Study Casts Doubt on Costly Treatment for Leg Clots

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Two treatments that break up blood clots deep in the veins of the legs appear no different in terms of death risk. However, one results in a greater risk of bleeding and average hospitalization bills that are three time

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  10. Caffeine Powder: FAQ

    July 22, 2014 -- The story of an 18-year-old prom king, who according to reports died from an irregular heartbeat and seizures brought on by a caffeine overdose, has raised questions about caffeine -- particularly the powdered type used by the teen. Here’s what you need to know. What is caffeine pow

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