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    1. Doctors May Order Too Many Neck Artery Scans

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests that many heart patients are scanned for potential blockages in their carotid arteries for uncertain or inappropriate reasons. The carotid arteries, which run up both sides of the neck, deliver blood

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    2. Many Breast Cancer Patients May Not Need Chemo

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many breast cancer patients receive chemotherapy they don't need, according to the results of a long-awaited clinical trial. A genetic test called MammaPrint determined that nearly half the women slated for chemotherapy

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    3. Exercise May Boost Prostate Cancer Survival

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Sticking to a moderate or intense exercise regimen may improve a man's odds of surviving prostate cancer, a new study suggests. The American Cancer Society study included more than 10,000 men, aged 50 to 93, who were diag

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    4. Depression Common for Heart Attack Survivors

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, April 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Although depression, stress and exhaustion are known to increase heart attack risk, people who've already had a heart attack may not be getting the treatment they need for these conditions, new research suggests. The Sw

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    5. Generic Hep C Drugs as Effective as Pricey Ones

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, April 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Low-cost generic antiviral drugs are as effective and safe as more expensive brand-name drugs in treating people with hepatitis C, researchers report. In many countries, people don't have access to a course of brand-nam

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    6. Exercise Post-Knee Replacement May Raise This Risk

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, April 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- There could be a downside to knee replacement: As people get more active, their odds for hip and spinal fractures rise, a new study suggests. One expert wasn't surprised by the finding. While the exact reason for the in

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    7. Common Diabetes Drug May Reduce Cancer Death Risk

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Metformin, a commonly prescribed diabetes drug, may reduce the risk of dying from some cancers for postmenopausal women with type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests. The study found that for women with type 2 diabetes and

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    8. Rise In Hospital Oncologists Boosts Chemo Costs

      By Michelle Andrews If you have cancer, chances are your outpatient chemotherapy treatment costs are higher if your oncologist works for a health care system than if she has her own practice, a recent study found. The study by researchers at the University of Chicago analyzed private health insuranc

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    9. This May Up Survival for Some With Breast Cancer

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Older women who follow a low-fat diet may be slightly less likely to die if they develop breast cancer, a new study suggests. A decade after a breast cancer diagnosis, 82 percent of those eating low-fat fare were still

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    10. Early Stage Breast Cancer Needs Treatment: Study

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Early stage breast cancers known as DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ) should be treated with surgery, not a "wait-and-watch" approach, according to new research. Experts have debated whether to treat early DCIS or simply

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