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Exercise Might Not Help Some Type 2 Diabetics Control Their Blood Sugar
Study suggests that about 20 percent of patients carry 'exercise-resistant' genes

Cost of Diabetes Care Keeps Climbing, Report Shows
Increases also seen for prediabetes, undiagnosed diabetes care

FDA Approves 'Abuse-Resistant' Narcotic Painkiller
Agency says it's latest step in curbing epidemic of addiction to drugs such as Oxycontin, Vicodin

Study Supports Giving Kidney Donors Priority When <i>They</i> Need a Kidney
Most former donors got a needed organ relatively quickly, researchers say

Many People Who Drink a Lot Aren't Alcoholics: CDC
But raising price of alcohol and limiting sales could help curb excessive drinking, researchers say

U.S. Proposes Greater Public Access to Data From Clinical Trials
New rules would require even failed trials to publish summary of results

Testosterone Plays Minor Role in Older Women's Sex Lives, Study Finds
Quality of relationships may have more impact on libido

MRI Can Be Painful, Disruptive for People With Cochlear Implants
Study finds some patients had to discontinue the scan, or the hearing device was impaired by magnetic field

Gel Implant Might Help Fight Heart Failure
New treatment strengthens heart walls, researchers say, but skeptics remain

Kids Born to Overweight Moms May Face Higher Heart Risks as Adults
But researchers add that eating behaviors mothers pass on might play greater role than genetics

Could Your Job Help Preserve Your Aging Brain?
Mentally stimulating work may keep your mind sharp, research says

1 in 5 U.S. Adults Dealt With a Mental Illness in 2013
Federal official urges people to seek treatment to 'restore their well-being'

A Bad Marriage Burdens an Aging Heart
Older women in unhappy relationships seem especially vulnerable, researchers say

Laser Used to Remove Tattoos May Help Reduce Acne Scars
Small study found it improved skin with shorter recovery time than seen with another type of laser

Abuse-Resistant Prescription Painkiller Approved
Hysingla ER is only for chronic pain, and is formulated to resist crushing, dissolving

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