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    1. Wearable Monitor Helps Spot 'Masked' High BP

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Constant blood pressure monitoring could help doctors spot black people with "masked," or undetected, high blood pressure, a new study suggests. "Masked" high blood pressure can be difficult to diagnose. People with

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    2. 5 Health Issues Candidates Should Be Talking About

               By Julie Rovner        References to the Affordable Care Act — sometimes called Obamacare — have been a regular feature of the current presidential campaign season.        For months, Republican candidates have pledged to repeal it, while Democrat Hillary Clinton wants to build on it and De

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    3. Devout Women May Enjoy Better Health

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Routinely attending religious services may confer a halo of better health around American women, a new study suggests. Harvard researchers found that women who went to religious services at least twice a week were one-third le

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    4. Half of Heart Attacks Might Be 'Silent'

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- As many as half of all heart attacks may be "silent" -- without the typical crushing chest pain, shortness of breath and cold sweats, new study findings suggest. Among nearly 9,500 Americans included in the study, 45 perc

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    5. Could Inducing Mild 'Fever' Help Depression?

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Temporarily raising the body temperature of people who are depressed seems to ease symptoms for up to six weeks, a small new study finds. The treatment, known as whole-body hyperthermia, essentially gives patients a

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    6. First U.S. Penis Transplant Patient Doing Well

      May 16, 2016 -- The man who underwent the first penis transplant in the United States a week ago says he feels well and has not had much pain. Thomas Manning, 64, underwent the 15-hour transplant surgery on May 8-9 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. His penis had been removed because of ca

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    7. Exercise May Cut Risk of 13 Cancers: Study

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise may significantly reduce your risk for many types of cancer, including some of the most lethal forms of the disease, a large review suggests. Working out for even a couple of hours a week appears to shrink the ri

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    8. COPD Discovery Might Improve Treatment

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, May 15 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they've found a new way to predict how chronic obstructive pulmonary disease will progress, a discovery they believe could improve COPD treatment. Their research might help doctors determine which pat

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    9. Ability to 'Smell' Food Tastes Can Lessen With Age

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Your ability to "smell" the foods you taste weakens as you age, new research suggests. Along with your nose, you can detect aromas through your mouth when you chew your food, which releases certain types of molecules, resea

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    10. Booze, High Blood Pressure a Dangerous Mix

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Even an ounce of alcohol a day might alter heart function if you have high blood pressure, researchers report. For someone with high blood pressure, drinking -- even in small amounts -- can impair functioning of the lower

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