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Coffee, Diabetes and Heart Disease Risk

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Excess Sweating Can Be a Drenching, Wrenching Burden

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People with hyperhidrosis -- an excessive sweating condition -- also seem to have higher-than-average rates of anxiety and depression, a new study suggests.

Roughly 21 percent and 27 percent of people with hyperhidrosis screened positive for anxiety or depression, respectively. That compared ...

Taking Breast Cancer Prevention Drug Beyond 5 Years May Not Raise Survival

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many breast cancer survivors take anti-estrogen drugs for at least five years to help lessen their risk of recurrence.

Now, new research suggests that taking such a drug for an even longer period might not confer any added benefit -- at least in terms of survival.

The study of thous...

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Tighter Gun Control Laws Linked to Fewer School Shootings in U.S.

TUESDAY, Dec. 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- There are fewer school shootings in states that have tighter gun control laws and spend more on mental health care and public education, a new study finds.

Close to 33,000 people are killed and another 81,000 are injured by gun violence every year in the United States, the researchers said.

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  • Robert Preidt
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  • December 7, 2016
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Drug Might Help Some Babies With Rare, Fatal Disease

TUESDAY, Dec. 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental drug for infants with a rare and fatal illness shows promise, researchers report.

There is no treatment for spinal muscular atrophy type 1 (SMA-1), a degenerative neuromuscular disease that occurs in about one in every 11,000 births.

According to background informatio...

  • Robert Preidt
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  • December 7, 2016
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Quick Shot of Epinephrine Boosts Cardiac Arrest Patients' Survival: Study

TUESDAY, Dec. 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Cardiac arrest patients who receive epinephrine (adrenaline) within five minutes of their heart stopping are more likely to survive than those who don't receive the drug within that time frame, according to a new study.

Researchers analyzed outcomes among more than 100,000 patients who suffered...

  • Robert Preidt
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  • December 6, 2016
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Cigarettes Aren't Cool, California Teens Say

TUESDAY, Dec. 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Cigarettes are one accessory today's California teens are more than willing to forego, a new survey finds.

Fewer of them than ever think cigarettes are cool, the study found, and many view smoking as riskier and less socially acceptable than they did about a decade ago.

This finding m...

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  • December 6, 2016
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