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Health News - Clinical trial to test stem cells against type 1 diabetes - Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Researchers believe they may help restore normal immune function in adults with type 1 disease with injections of stem cells, enabling the pancreas to produce insulin.

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U.S. News -- Poll: 43% of U.S. families have a member with pre-existing condition -- More than four out of every 10 American families have at least one member with a pre-existing medical condition, a new survey said Friday.

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Health News -- More than 3,100 new flu cases confirmed by CDC -- According to the latest FluView report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, released Friday, there were more than 3,100 new cases of the flu confirmed in the U.S. during the week ending Nov. 30.

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Health News -- Physicians urge greater focus on role of chronic inflammation in overall health -- A team of international researchers is calling on physicians to focus more on the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of severe, chronic inflammation, which they say is linked to 50 percent of deaths worldwide.

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Health News -- Blood test may predict pace of aging, general health -- Dec. 6 -- Imagine a blood test that could spot whether you are aging too quickly. New research suggests it's not the stuff of science fiction anymore.

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Health News -- Study questions beta blockers for half of heart failure patients -- Dec. 6 -- A new study found that taking beta blockers was associated with an increased risk of hospitalization for patients with a certain form of heart failure.

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Health News -- More than a quarter of high school students vape, CDC says -- An epidemic of vaping by American teenagers shows no signs of stopping, with 2019 data finding more than a quarter (27.5 percent) of high school students using e-cigarettes.

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Health News -- 3 drugs for severe epileptic seizures are equally effective, study shows -- Three drugs used to treat severe seizures in epilepsy patients are equally effective, a new study finds.

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Health News -- Diabetes during pregnancy raises risk of heart disease among kids -- Children whose mothers had diabetes before or during pregnancy have an increased risk of developing heart disease by age 40, according to a new study.

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Health News -- WHO, CDC data shows measles cases up 30 percent globally -- Although 2018 was a relatively quiet year for measles in the U.S. -- with just 372 confirmed cases -- nearly 9.8 million people were diagnosed with measles globally, and more than 140,000 died from it.

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Health News -- Weight-loss surgery may reverse risks to heart -- A new study suggests weight-loss surgery might reverse subtle damage to your heart.

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World News -- Thousands die in Japan due to overuse of antibiotics, research shows -- More than 8,000 people die annually from antibiotic-resistant bacteria in Japan.

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Health News -- Woman who vaped got lung disease usually associated with metalworkers -- A California woman who vaped marijuana came down with a form of pneumonia normally associated with exposure to hard metals in industrial settings, according to a new report.

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U.S. News -- Poll: Most in U.S. still favor private healthcare, but numbers falling -- A majority of Americans still prefer private health insurance over government-run alternatives, a new Gallup survey shows -- but support for public coverage continues to rise.

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Health News -- Nearly 4,000 Americans per year injured while using cellphones, study finds -- An analysis published Thursday in the journal JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery estimates that as many as 4,000 Americans suffer injuries related to cellphone use annually.

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Health News -- Isolation, monotony change the brain, Antarctic study shows -- Dec. 5 -- After 14 months in Antarctica, explorers experienced shrinkage in critical regions of their brains, a new study reveals, offering a window on the effects of long-term isolation and monotony.

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Health News -- CDC: Schools aren't doing enough to teach kids about nutrition -- Nearly 90 percent of schools in the U.S. offer food education, but far fewer require it, the CDC reports. Researchers point out that food options at schools are improving, but also say healthy eating knowledge is not.

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1 in 10 seniors, 6 percent of adults use opioid painkillers in U.S.

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Aspirin may reduce risk of death from certain cancers

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CDC: More than 150K people infected with HIV don't know they have it

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ACA health coverage enrollments down 300K from same time last year

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Flu season marches on with another 2,000 new cases reported

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