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WEDNESDAY, July 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- In yet another blow to Republican efforts to dismantle Obamacare, the Senate on Wednesday voted down a proposal to repeal the health care reform law without an immediate replacement.
In a 45-55 vote, seven Republicans voted against the measure: Sens. Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia, S...
WEDNESDAY, July 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- More Americans are giving up cigarettes, and a new study suggests electronic cigarettes may be the reason why.
After stalling for 15 years, the U.S. quit-smoking rate rose to nearly 6 percent in 2014-2015, up from less than 5 percent in prior years, according to national survey data.
WEDNESDAY, July 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The drug tocilizumab performs better than steroids in treating the most common form of blood vessel inflammation known as giant cell arteritis, a new study has shown.
The phase 3 clinical trial of 251 patients confirmed that tocilizumab (Actemra) reduced symptoms and also the need for high-d...
WEDNESDAY, July 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Distinguishing Alzheimer's disease from another common form of dementia may get easier using a new, noninvasive technique, researchers say.
While Alzheimer's is the best-known form of dementia, another form of brain deterioration, called frontotemporal dementia (FTD), accounts for 10 percent...
WEDNESDAY, July 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- While it's often said that couples start to look alike over time, new research suggests their skin bacteria may do the same.
The study, of 20 couples who were living together, found that partners showed similarities in their skin's "microbiome."
In fact, those similarities were str...
WEDNESDAY, July 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A robotic training device helped improve the walking ability of children with cerebral palsy who suffer from a condition known as "crouch gait," a small study found.
The device provided strength training for muscles that were too weak to support fully upright posture, explained senior resear...
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