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  1. Low-Fat Diet May Up Some Breast Cancer Survival

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Eating a low-fat diet may reduce the risk of early death in some women with breast cancer, according to new research. The low-fat diet seemed particularly helpful for early stage breast cancer patients with so-called est

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  2. No Link Between Migraine, Breast Cancer Risk

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A large, new study should reassure the millions of American women who have migraine: The debilitating headaches don't raise the risk for breast cancer. "There is no association between migraine and breast cancer risk," s

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  3. Mom, Put Down That Smartphone at Dinner

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Harried mothers who want to stay close with their kids should put aside their smartphones and tablets at the dinner table, a new study suggests. Researchers found that mothers who are regularly distracted by mobile devices

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  4. Exercise, Diet and Managing Irregular Heartbeat

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Atrial fibrillation is a potentially dangerous form of irregular heartbeat for older Americans. However, a new study suggests healthy changes in eating and exercise habits can help ease the condition. According to the Aust

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  5. Ebola Vaccine Trial in Switzerland Suspended

    Dec. 11, 2014 -- Tests on an Ebola vaccine have been temporarily halted after some participants reported concerning side effects, Swiss scientists say. The clinical trial involving 59 people began in November, but was suspended after four cases of mild joint pain in the hands and feet of volunteers

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  6. The Promise and Perils of Brain Training

    Dec. 11, 2014 -- Want to be smarter, think faster, boost your memory, and stretch your attention? There’s a billion-dollar brain training industry that’s ready to help. Seniors striving to stay sharp, parents looking for drug-free ways to help kids with learning disorders, brain injury patients, bur

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  7. A Virtual Refuge From Real Pain

    Dec. 11, 2014 -- Luke Moore spent 3 weeks in the burn unit at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, WA, while he recovered from second- and third-degree burns on his left leg. He had fallen asleep too close to the fire on a September camping trip in the Wenatchee National Forest. For Moore, as for a

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  8. Almost Half of U.S. Kids Suffer Traumatic Stress

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that almost half of U.S. kids experience traumas that can disrupt their development. "This study tells us that adverse childhood experiences are common among U.S. children and, as demonstrated in ad

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  9. Pill Remains Most Common Birth Control Method

    By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The pill remains one of the most popular methods of birth control for women, along with female sterilization and condoms, a new report shows. Among the two-thirds of women aged 15 to 44 who used birth control between 2011

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  10. Memory Lapses May Signal Stroke Risk: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Memory lapses in people with higher levels of education may be associated with increased stroke risk, researchers report. The research included more than 9,100 people in the Netherlands, aged 55 and older, taking part in

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