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  1. Contrave, Newest Weight-Loss Option: FAQs

    Sept. 11, 2014 -- The FDA's approval on Wednesday of a new prescription weight-loss pill offers yet another option for the more than one-third of American adults who are obese. Called Contrave, the new drug is the third prescription weight-loss drug to be approved by the FDA since 2012. It's also ap

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  2. American Ebola Patient Gets Blood From Survivor

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An American medical missionary who survived infection with Ebola has donated blood to a colleague who's struggling to fight his own infection with the often deadly virus. Dr. Rick Sacra was given blood transfusions fr

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  3. 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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  4. Health Law: Little Effect On Kids' Uninsured Rate

    By Michelle Andrews The uninsured rate for kids under age 18 hasn’t budged under the health law, according to a new study, even though they’re subject to the law’s requirement to have insurance just as their parents and older siblings are. Many of those children are likely eligible for coverage unde

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  5. Even a Little Excess Weight Can Boost BP: Study

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A few extra pounds might do more than test the strength of that belt around your waist, a small study suggests: You could also boost your blood pressure slightly, even if you gain just 5 percent of your body weight. Fo

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  6. Rare Blood Type May Slightly Raise Dementia Risk

    By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Your blood type may play a small role in your risk for dementia, a new study finds. People with blood type AB, which includes about 4 percent of the population, appear to have an increased risk for memory problems as the

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  7. Positions Are Key When Sex Causes Back Pain

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Guided by movements of couples engaged in sexual intercourse, a new report suggests that alternatives to the traditional missionary-style position can help men who have lower back pain. The findings report that side-by

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  8. Family Premiums Rise Modestly For 3rd Year: Survey

    By Julie Appleby Premiums for job-based insurance rose modestly for the third consecutive year, reflecting slowed spending, even as key elements of the federal health care law went into effect. Family premiums rose 3 percent in 2014, one of the lowest increases tracked since the Kaiser Family Founda

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  9. CDC: Many U.S. Kids Missing Out on Preventive Care

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Most adults can remember the battery of health services they endured as kids: hearing and vision tests, dental exams, regular checkups and vaccinations. Many American kids growing up now won't have those memories, be

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  10. Gates Foundation Gives $50M to Fight Ebola

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Acting in response to the devastating Ebola outbreak in four West Africa nations, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced Wednesday that it has pledged $50 million to help combat the epidemic. The money will

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