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Statins Linked to Raised Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
Large Finnish study found a nearly 50 percent increase in people taking cholesterol-lowering drugs

Common Drug for Irregular Heartbeat Tied to Worse Outcomes
But study group taking digoxin may have been sicker overall, cardiologist notes

Early Studies See No Heart Risk From Testosterone Therapy
But experts agree more research is needed, especially in light of FDA warning

Stress May Undermine Heart Benefits of Exercise
Study found teens who lacked coping skills faced raised heart risks that physical fitness did not counter

Obamacare and the Supreme Court: What's at Stake
Millions of consumers could lose health insurance subsidies in dispute over language in the law

Another Study Finds Mediterranean Diet May Cut Heart Risks
People who followed it closely were 47 percent less likely to develop disease

Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Stem Further Damage After Heart Attack
Survivors who took large, daily dose of prescription-only capsules showed less decline in heart function

Chinese Researchers Report Successful Hepatitis E Vaccine
New immunization offers nearly 5 years of protection, experts say

Decrease in Air Pollution Tied to Healthier Lungs in Children
Long-term Los Angeles-area study finds kids' lungs develop better with less smog

Drug May Help Some Breast Cancer Patients Avoid Early Menopause
Standard chemo can end fertility, but adding goserelin helped some survivors go on to conceive, study found

Fit Body at 40 May Keep Brain Bright at 60
Tests show higher midlife fitness levels tied to greater brain volume, function decades later

1 in 3 Americans Lives an Hour or More From a Stroke Center
Least access found in southeastern U.S., researchers say

Heroin Overdose Deaths Quadrupled Since 2000
Lethal poisonings from prescription painkillers down slightly, U.S. report says

Medical Bills Another Burden for Eczema Patients: Study
U.S. adults with the skin condition spent over $29 billion in out-of-pocket health costs in 2012

14 Percent of Toddlers May Be Drinking Coffee
Boston survey also found that 2.5 percent of 1-year-olds get a java jolt

Many Transplant Surgeons Suffer Burnout
Low sense of accomplishment, emotional exhaustion cited in survey

Opdivo Approval Expanded to Include Lung Cancer
The leading cause of cancer death in the U.S.

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