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  1. Older Adults' Hearing May Be Tied to Earlier Death

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults with impaired hearing may have a shorter life span than their peers without hearing problems, a new study suggests. Researchers found that among nearly 1,700 U.S. adults aged 70 and up, those with hearing loss

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  2. Retirement Might Not Agree With Your Health

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Seniors who keep working appear healthier than those who quit the workforce, new research suggests. The study of more than 83,000 Americans 65 and older found that being unemployed or retired was associated with the g

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  3. Ten Percent of U.S. Women Drink During Pregnancy

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Although drinking alcohol during pregnancy poses a risk to the unborn child, one in 10 pregnant women in the United States still consumes alcohol, a new study finds. What's worse, slightly more than 3 percent of pregn

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  4. The New Way to Combat Stress at School and Work

    Sept. 24, 2015 -- In the cavernous gymnasium at Robert W. Coleman Elementary School in Baltimore, dozens of third, fourth, and fifth-graders sit on yoga mats -- legs crossed, eyes closed, palms loosely open and facing upward on their knees. At the front of the room, a young man guides them through a

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  5. Almost Half of Adults With HIV Don't Take Meds

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Almost half of American adults infected with HIV don't take medications that can prevent them from developing AIDS, a new government report shows. The statistics, based on data gathered from 2007 to 2012, are a few year

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  6. MRIs Before Breast Cancer Surgery on the Rise: Study

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The use of MRI scans before breast cancer surgery has risen eightfold over the past decade, even though guidelines on their use in this setting are inconsistent, a new study shows. This increased use of MRI -- magneti

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  7. Listeriosis Outbreak Linked to Soft Cheeses

    Sept. 24, 2015 -- An outbreak of listeria infections among dozens of people in nine states appears to be linked to soft cheeses distributed by Karoun Dairies, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. Listeria infection (listeriosis) can cause serious, life-threatening illness. Since

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  8. New Clues to Which Breast Cancers Might Return

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers who pinpointed genetic factors associated with the return of breast cancer say their findings might lead to improved treatments. Most breast cancer patients are cured after treatment, but the disease returns

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  9. Brain Region That Manages Multistep Tasks Found

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists say they have pinpointed a region of the brain that helps you complete a series of activities in the right order, such as getting dressed and carrying out typical daily routines. The study authors sa

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  10. No Link Between Coffee, Irregular Heartbeat: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that drinking coffee doesn't seem to up the odds of a common type of irregular heartbeat called atrial fibrillation. But these findings don't necessarily mean coffee drinkers are free and clear. C

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