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Recovery From Bunion Surgery Faster Than in Past

FRIDAY, March 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Improvements in bunion surgery have led to faster and less painful recovery, according to foot doctors. A bunion is a bump near the base of the big toe that is caused by the misalignment of bones in the foot. About two-thirds of American …

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Stem Cells, Fecal Transplants Show Promise for Crohn's Disease

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Two experimental therapies might help manage the inflammatory bowel disorder Crohn’s disease, if this early research pans out. In one study, researchers found that a fecal transplant — stool samples taken from a healthy donor — seemed to send …

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Lonely Seniors Visit Doctors More Often

TUESDAY, April 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Older adults who are chronically lonely visit the doctor more often than those who feel more socially connected, according to a new study. The findings suggest that taking steps to reduce loneliness among older adults may lead to significantly fewer doctor visits and …

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1 in 10 Americans Has Anger Issues and Access to Guns: Survey

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Almost one in 10 Americans has a history of impulsive and angry behavior and ready access to guns, new research indicates. The serious mental health issues that would legally prevent someone from purchasing a gun — such as involuntary …

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Ban Flavoring, Ads for E

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration should ban flavorings and television ads for e-cigarettes, a prominent physicians’ organization says. There is scant evidence that e-cigarettes help people quit smoking, as claimed by manufacturers. And the chemicals used in these …

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Why Colon Cancer in Younger People Is Different

  TUESDAY, June 2, 2015 (HealthDay News)—Colon cancer is genetically different in older and younger patients, and young adults may require different treatments, a new study suggests. While the overall rate of colon cancer in the United States is falling, the rate is rising among younger adults. And previous research …

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Hospice May Help Ease Depression After Loss of Spouse

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Hospice care may help a surviving spouse better cope with depression following the death of a loved one, a new study reports. Survivors are just as likely to be depressed following the death of their life partner whether or …

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Study Finds Drinking May Ease Fibromyalgia Pain, But Doctors Wary

By Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Moderate to heavy drinking might cut the likelihood of disability for people with chronic widespread pain such as that related to fibromyalgia, new Scottish research suggests. But U.S. pain specialists say consuming alcohol is the wrong approach to coping …

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Women's Faces Are Redder During Ovulation, Study Says

TUESDAY, June 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Women’s faces are redder than usual during ovulation, but this subtle change isn’t detectable to the human eye, new research shows. This change may be a possible signal of peak fertility, and it may have evolved to become less noticeable since controlling or …

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Google Can Now Tell You When Your Gym Is Too Crowded

Hate waiting on a treadmill or locker-room hair dryer? A new tool that Google is rolling out will fix that: Search a place using your smartphone, and with your result you get a daily chart of when places like your gym, Whole Foods, or DMV are most and least crowded. …

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