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  1. Psoriasis Treatment Choices Improving, FDA Says

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A growing knowledge of the skin disease called psoriasis is leading to greater treatment choices, including personalized therapies, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration reports. Psoriasis is an immune system disorder that

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  2. Exercise May Curb His Nightly Trips to the Bathroom

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Physical activity might reduce a man's chances of having to get up more than once a night to urinate, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed data from thousands of men in order to determine rates of nocturia (getting u

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  3. Average 2015 Exchange Premiums Decline Slightly

    By Jay Hancock In preliminary but encouraging news for consumers and taxpayers, insurance filings show that average premiums will decline slightly next year in 16 major cities for a benchmark Obamacare plan. Prices for a benchmark “silver” or mid-priced plan sold through the health law’s online mark

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  4. WHO's Call for E-Cigarette Ban Criticized

    Sept. 5, 2014 -- A report commissioned by the World Health Organization (WHO) into e-cigarettes, which called for them to be banned in public places and workplaces, has been criticized as misleading by a group of U.K. tobacco and addiction specialists. The WHO report says use of e-cigarettes could i

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  5. Better Sepsis Survival at High-Volume Hospitals

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with sepsis are more likely to survive this life-threatening bloodstream infection if they're treated in a hospital that handles a large number of sepsis cases, a new study shows. Researchers analyzed data from mo

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  6. Methadone Lowers Testosterone in Men Only

    Sept. 5, 2014 -- Treating addiction to heroin and other opioid drugs with methadone can dramatically lower testosterone levels, but only in men, new research suggests. A study of more than 1,000 adults showed the men who were treated with methadone had roughly one-quarter of the testosterone found i

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  7. U.S. Launches Ebola Vaccine Trial

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Two women have been given an experimental Ebola vaccine as the U.S. National Institutes of Health launches a much-anticipated trial to combat the often-lethal virus that has plagued four West African nations. The women

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  8. Third American With Ebola Arrives in Nebraska

    Editor's note: This article was updated on Sept. 5, 2014. Sept. 4, 2014 -- A doctor who became infected with Ebola while treating sick patients in Liberia has arrived at a Nebraska hospital for treatment. Local news stations in Omaha saw an ambulance carrying Rick Sacra, MD, a missionary with the ch

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  9. Consumers To Hear Soon If Plans Are Canceled

    By Michelle Andrews Consumers may soon find a surprise in their mailbox: a notice that their health plan is being canceled. Last year, many consumers who thought their health plans would be canceled because they didn’t meet the standards of the health law got a reprieve. Following stinging criticism

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  10. Testosterone and Heart Attacks: Q&A

    Sept. 4, 2014 -- Testosterone replacement therapy has tripled in the past decade. Nearly 3% of U.S. men 40 and over use it, and that percentage rises with age. Sales now top $2 billion annually. But is it safe for your heart? Opinions differ. Researchers from the University of Texas Medical Branch r

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