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Most U.S. Hepatitis C Infections May Be Missed: Study
In one state, only one from 183 diagnosed cases met reporting criteria for CDC

White Men May Get Better Treatment for Abnormal Heartbeat
Women and minorities with atrial fibrillation less likely to receive standard of care, study says

Beats Common to All Music May Bring People Together
Study suggests a few basic rhythms underlie music from around the world, pulling groups closer

Scans Suggest Recurrent Depression May Take Toll on the Brain
Shrinkage seen in region where new memories are made

Endurance Athletes Should Only Drink When Thirsty, Experts Say
Consuming excess fluids can lead to dangerous drop in sodium levels

Under-the-Tongue Hay Fever Pills Offer Little Benefit: Study
For serious grass allergy, shots may be more effective, researcher says

Did One Gene Mutation Launch the Black Death?
Scientists find single change in the plague bacterium's DNA may have changed the course of history

Too Few Men With Low-Risk Prostate Cancers Get 'Watch and Wait' Approach
Study finds 12 percent or fewer getting active surveillance

Women's Faces Are Redder During Ovulation, Study Says
But these subtle changes aren't detectable to the human eye

Umbilical Cord 'Milking' May Help Preemies Delivered by C-Section
Gentle massaging can boost blood pressure, blood flow among these babies, research shows

Make CPR, Defibrillator Training Mandatory for High School Graduation: Experts
Having everyone learn these lifesaving interventions could boost cardiac arrest survival, panel says

Cystic Fibrosis Might Be Deadlier for Hispanics, Study Suggests
Genetic differences may thwart response to latest treatments, researchers say

Americans Want Online Access to Doctors, Health Records: Survey
But many are unaware of existing options, findings suggest

A Healthy Body Often Equals a Healthy Brain
Experts stress that exercise, good diet help maintain memory as much as mental challenges do

1 in 3 American Adults Owns a Gun, Survey Finds
Most are older white men rooted in a social gun culture

'Novice Driver' Car Decals Don't Cut Crash Rates: Study
Researchers suspect other restrictions for those with learner permits help to reduce accidents

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