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Excess Weight May Help Heart Failure Patients, Study Contends
'Paradoxical' finding suggests fat is protective, but doctors add it's no excuse gain weight

Weight Training Key to Battling Belly Fat as You Age: Study
Aerobic activity alone isn't enough, researchers report

Immune System May Play Role in Obesity
Certain cells less common in belly fat of overweight compared to thinner people: study

Tablets and E-readers May Disrupt Your Sleep
Light from these devices wakes your brain, study finds

Wearable, Doc-Prescribed Monitors May Help Spot High Blood Pressure
Wearing device for a day gives more accurate info than single in-office reading, study says

Certain Antibiotic/Statin Combos May Be Unsafe Mix: Study
Use of clarithromycin along with the cholesterol-lowering meds had higher risk of side effects

Americans Buying Fewer Sugary, Pre-Packaged Desserts
Manufacturers of these products have made little progress making these treats healthier, study finds

Concussion Laws Helping Student-Athletes, Study Finds
Researchers believe raising public awareness made a big difference, too

Mother's Depression Tied to Later Delinquency in Kids
Treating parent's mental health issues is critical, experts say

Different Gene Mutations May Determine Severity, Type of Autism
Finding might explain why the disorder is never identical in patients, could improve diagnosis and treatment

Bone Drugs May Protect Against Endometrial Cancer
Women taking bisphosphonates had about half the risk, study reports

Vaccine for Deer Against 'Mad Cow'-Like Illness Shows Promise
Might be useful for livestock and even people, researchers say

Combination Antibiotic Zerbaxa Approved
Sanctioned for complicated abdominal, urinary tract infections

Rapivab Approved to Help Treat Flu
Intravenous drug inhibits viral enzyme

Antiviral Combination Approved for Hepatitis C
Some 3.2 million Americans thought infected

Opdivo Approved for Advanced Melanoma
Drug helps harness immune system to attack the cancer

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Health Tip: Warning Signs of Sleep Apnea
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