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  1. Treating Sleep Apnea May Help Those With AFib

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with both atrial fibrillation and obstructive sleep apnea are less likely to have a recurrence of the heart rhythm disorder if they use continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy, a new report says. Researc

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  2. Dogs Find Prostate Cancer by Smell

    April 20, 2015 -- Scientists in Italy say they have trained two dogs to “sniff out” prostate cancer with more than 90% accuracy. The researchers say using dogs to diagnose the disease could provide an alternative to the current blood test for prostate-specific antigen (PSA), which can give false res

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  3. Obese People Fall Into 6 Groups: Study

    April 20, 2015 -- A one-size-fits-all approach to treating obesity doesn't work because obese people fall into one of six groups, a study says. Researchers at the University of Sheffield in the U.K. say strategies tailored to the six groups would be a better use of billions spent each year on weight

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  4. FDA Warns of Bogus Botox

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Counterfeit Botox may have been distributed to doctors' offices and medical clinics across the United States, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns. The bogus Botox -- which is considered unsafe and should not be us

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  5. Drug Shows Early Promise for Advanced Lung Cancer

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, April 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new drug that boosts the immune system's cancer-fighting potential is showing early promise for some patients with advanced lung cancer. The drug, marketed as Keytruda, was recently approved in the United States for treati

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  6. Aspirin May Help Ward Off Gastrointestinal Cancers

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, April 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Taking aspirin regularly over several years may help prevent gastrointestinal cancers, a new study suggests. There was a 20 percent lower risk of cancers of the gastrointestinal tract, especially in the colon and rectum

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  7. Blood Test Could Give Early Breast Cancer Warning

    April 17, 2015 -- Scientists say they’ve created a blood test that can predict whether a woman will get breast cancer several years before the disease shows up. The technique, which involves measuring compounds in the blood, is still in its early stages. But in the long run it could help people with

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  8. Higher Altitude States Have Fewer Kids With ADHD

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The thin air of America's higher-elevation regions may reduce the risk of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a new study suggests. Researchers reported that the occurrence of ADHD decreases substantially a

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  9. Superbugs: What They Are and How You Get Them

    April 17, 2015 -- Imagine being sick in the hospital with a bacterial infection and doctors can't stop it from spreading. This so-called "superbug" scenario is not science fiction. It's an urgent, worldwide worry that is prompting swift action. Every year, about 2 million people get sick from a supe

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  10. Synthetic Pot Sends Hundreds to ERs in AL, MS

    April 17, 2015 -- In the past month, more than 300 people in Alabama and Mississippi have sought emergency care after using synthetic marijuana, according to health officials. Synthetic marijuana, also called spice, is sold illegally in convenience stores. Officials said there have been 227 spice-re

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