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Have Insurers Found Way Around Obamacare 'Pre-Existing Conditions' Rule?
Analysis suggests hiking drug co-pays may help eliminate people with certain illnesses

Following Blood Pressure Guidelines Saves Lives, Dollars: Study
Investing in treatment strategies would yield both health and economic benefits, researcher says

Study Suggests Early Start to Football May Pose Brain Risks
Former pros who played before age of 11 showed greater deficits in memory and thinking skills

Do Pregnant Women Need High Blood Pressure Treatment?
Controlling blood pressure doesn't seem to affect baby, but may prevent problems for mom

Study Underscores Power of Placebo Effect
Parkinson's patients given fake drugs fared better on 'more expensive' medication

Ebola Vaccine Appears Safe, Triggers Immune Response, U.K. Study Finds
Early trial findings echo those from a smaller U.S. study

Some Kids With Autism Show Improvement by Age 6: Study
20 percent experienced gains in daily functioning, 11 percent had less severe symptoms, researchers say

U.S. Measles Outbreak Now Numbers 87 Cases
Officials say most patients hadn't been vaccinated against the disease

72,000 Cases of Public Defibrillators Failing in Past Decade, FDA Says
Agency vows action to boost the effectiveness of the life-saving devices

Pesticides, Plastics Chemicals Tied to Earlier Menopause in Women
Research can't prove cause-and-effect, but higher exposures to PCBs, phthalates showed a link

ADHD Linked to Earlier Use of Illicit Drugs in Teens: Study
But one expert stressed that treatment for the disorder may curb those impulses

Weight Gain or Loss Linked to Fracture Risk in Older Women
Study found just a 5 percent change in weight may affect postmenopausal bone health

Soda Habit May Prompt Early Puberty in Girls, Study Suggests
Early menstruation a risk factor for depression and breast cancer, researchers say

More Than 2 Million Years of Life Saved With Organ Transplants, Experts Estimate
But shortage of donors keeps doctors from helping more patients, researchers say

Muscle Weakness Affects 1 in 5 Americans Over 80
CDC study finds women more affected than men

It Pays for Moms-to-Be to Stop Smoking
More than twice as many quit when offered financial incentives, study says

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