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  1. Lupus Patients Face High Rehospitalization Rates

    By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- One in six hospitalized lupus patients requires readmission to the hospital within a month after discharge, according to a new study. While patients' disease severity contributed to readmission rates, other population differ

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  2. Highly Accurate At-Home Colon Cancer Test Approved

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved a new at-home, DNA-based stool test that screens for colorectal cancer with more than 90 percent accuracy. The decision was based on an FDA panel's unanimous decision i

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  3. Ebola Virus: Top Questions From WebMD’s Live Event

    Aug. 11, 2014 -- WebMD hosted an online chat on Thursday, Aug. 7, with an expert panel to answer reader questions about the Ebola virus outbreak. The panel included: Amesh A. Adalja, MD, an infectious disease doctor at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and a member of the U.S. government's

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  4. Can Acidic Drinks Damage Kids' Teeth Permanently?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- High acidity levels in soft drinks, fruit juice and sports beverages pose a threat to youngsters' teeth, a new study reports. "Our research has shown that permanent damage to the tooth enamel will occur within the first 30

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  5. Heart Med Digoxin Tied to Higher Death Risk in Some

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Digoxin, a drug that's been used to treat heart problems for about 200 years, might increase the risk of dying in certain patients. New research suggests that for people who have a particular type of irregular heart rhyt

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  6. Exercise May Cut Breast Cancer Risk in Older Women

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Older women intent on keeping breast cancer at bay may want to start and maintain a regular exercise regimen, a new study shows. The researchers found that regular physical activity cuts the odds of breast cancer in postme

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  7. Common Antibacterials and Growth of Fetus

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, Aug. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many pregnant women and their unborn children are being exposed to antibacterial compounds that may be linked to developmental and reproductive issues, a new small study suggests. The antibacterial triclosan appeared in

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  8. Docs May Miss Out on Recommending Aspirin Therapy

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many Americans who might benefit from taking low-dose aspirin every day to prevent heart attack and stroke say they've never been told by their doctors to do so, a new study shows. The findings highlight the fact that many

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  9. CDC: Ebola Questions and Answers

    Aug. 8, 2014 -- An outbreak of Ebola virus that has claimed hundreds of lives in West Africa is triggering concerns in the United States, particularly after two American aid workers stricken with Ebola were brought back for treatment. WebMD asked the CDC for answers to some questions about the virus

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  10. Coffee May Keep Your Ears From Ringing

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Being a coffee lover may be good for your ears, a new study suggests. Researchers found that women who consumed higher amounts of caffeine were less likely to have tinnitus, which is a steady ringing or buzzing in the ear.

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