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  1. Drug Resistance Among Food-borne Germs a Mixed Bag

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- There's good news and bad news about antibiotic resistance among the germs that cause foodborne illnesses, a new U.S. government report released Tuesday shows. "Our latest data show some progress in reducing resistance amo

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  2. HIV Patients Less Likely to Get Cancer Treatment

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- While medications are helping HIV-positive people avoid developing full-blown AIDS indefinitely, a new study finds that cancer patients with HIV are up to four times less likely to be treated for their tumors. The research

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  3. West Africa Ebola Death Toll Reaches 467: WHO

    July 2, 2014 -- The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed 467 people so far as the death toll continues to climb, the World Health Organization said Tuesday. It also said that there have been 759 suspected, probable and confirmed cases in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the Associated Press rep

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  4. Less Toxic Transplant Treatment for Sickle Cell

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new bone marrow transplant technique for adults with sickle cell disease may "cure" many patients. And it avoids the toxic effects associated with long-term use of anti-rejection drugs, a new study suggests. This exper

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  5. C-Section May Raise Odds of Failed Pregnancy Later

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A cesarean delivery might put women at a slightly increased risk for ectopic pregnancy and stillbirth in future pregnancies, a new study finds. However, the risk for either complication is still very low, researchers said.

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  6. Painkiller Prescriptions Vary Widely Among States

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors in some states seem to wield a freer hand issuing prescriptions for powerful narcotic medications, leading to wide variations in narcotic drug use among states, U.S. health officials reported Tuesday. Physicians

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  7. iPads May Help Kids With Autism: Study

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Adding access to a computer tablet to traditional therapy may help children with autism talk and interact more, new research suggests. The study compared language and social communication treatment -- with or without acc

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  8. Nursing Home Care Out of Reach for Many 'Boomers'?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- With higher rates of illness but fewer adult children to care for them, many of America's baby boom generation may find themselves unable to pay for the nursing home care they need, a new study warns. Already, a growing nu

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  9. Gut Cells May Be Coaxed to Make Insulin for People With Type 1 Diabetes

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists are hopeful that cells inside the human gut might someday be retrained to produce insulin, the metabolic hormone that's lacking in people with type 1 diabetes. The team from Columbia University Medical C

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  10. Ruling May Not Be Last Word On Birth Control

    By Julie Rovner The Supreme Court’s decision Monday saying that “closely held corporations” do not have to abide by the contraceptive coverage mandate in the Affordable Care Act may not give those firms the ability to stop providing that coverage after all. More than half the states have “contracept

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