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Alzheimer's May Kill As Many People As Heart Disease, Cancer

Posted: 03/05/2014 - Heart disease and cancer are the first and second leading causes of death among Americans. However, researchers say the numbers are based on what is reported on death certificates, which could under-represent Alzheimer's-related deaths.

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Efforts Debunking Autism, Vaccine Links May Be Backfiring

Posted: 03/03/2014 - Vaccines are doing their job, but a study found that public health campaigns touting vaccines' effectiveness and debunking the links between autism and other health risks might actually be backfiring.

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Genetic Mutation May Protect Against Type 2 Diabetes

Posted: 03/03/2014 - A study that analyzed the genomes of 150,000 patients found that people who had a rare mutation in the SLC30A8 gene had a 65 percent lower chance of developing Type 2 diabetes compared to those with perfect copies.

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That Dying Patient Could Have Been Me

Updated: 02/28/2014 - There I am, a respiratory care coordinator at the hospital, taking care of a man who weighs more than 400 pounds.

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Children Face Rare Diseases With Bravery

Updated: 02/28/2014 - Nearly 30 million people in the United States have a rare disease. What qualifies something as a rare? It's a specific disease or disorder that affects fewer than 200,000 Americans

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2013: The Year Of The Butt?

Posted: 02/27/2014 - According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, there was a 58% increase in buttock enhancement surgery in 2013 compared to the year before.

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No Shame: Sorry, But Your Dog's Not Sorry

Updated: 02/26/2014 - Behaviorists insist dogs lack shame. The guilty look - head cowered, ears back, eyes droopy - is a reaction to the tantrum you are throwing now over the damage they did hours earlier.

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New pain pill's approval: 'Genuinely frightening'

Posted: 02/26/2014 - A coalition of more than 40 health care, consumer and addiction treatment groups is urging the Food and Drug Administration to revoke approval of the prescription drug Zohydro.

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Paralyzing "Polio-Like Virus" Suspected In Up To 25 California Children

Updated: 02/25/2014 - Five children in California developed paralysis in one or more arms or legs that came on suddenly, and was most severe within about two days. None have seen improvement in symptoms, and still had poor limb function within six months of diagnosis.

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FDA Mulls IVF With Embryos Made From 3 Parents

Posted: 02/24/2014 - A new IVF technique raises a number of ethical questions, including whether the government should sanction the creation of genetically modified humans.

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