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Stent Treatment May Lower Stroke Disability
Treatment must be given within 6 hours after a stroke starts, researchers say

Neurologists Say Jury Still Out on Medical Marijuana's Use for Brain Disorders
Easing federal restrictions on pot research might help get answers, doctors say

Cheap Natural Compound May Help Smokers Quit
But cytisine isn't widely available, study authors note

Migraine May Raise Risk for Bell's Palsy, Study Suggests
The headaches were tied to a doubling of odds for the facial paralysis, researchers say

Flying Time Could Raise Skin Cancer Risks for Pilots
Study found a one-hour flight equaled the UV ray exposure of a 20-minute tanning bed session

Seniors Still Given Potentially Dangerous Sedatives: Study
Drugs such as Xanax, Valium tied to confusion and falls, experts say

Expectant Dads May Also Have Hormonal Changes, Study Suggests
Experts can't explain why testosterone levels of men declined early in partner's pregnancy

Federal Health Marketplace Enrolls Another 2.5 Million Americans
Re-enrollment of current health-plan participants continues

Screening Test Finds Drugs That Show Promise Against Ebola
Researchers uncover 53 potential treatments; all are already FDA approved but need more study for this use

College Students Say 'Curiosity' Leads Them to Fake Pot
Preventive measures should target younger kids, survey suggests

Only 4 in 10 Americans Eat Heart-Healthy Nuts Each Day, CDC Says
Even fewer consume an amount thought to help curb heart disease, study found

Texas Infant Dies of Legionnaires' Disease After 'Water Birth'
Though health officials couldn't confirm source of infection, they warn of dangers of practice

Few Parents Think 18-Year-Olds Can Handle Their Health Care
Yet poll says two-thirds think older teens should be able to take charge

'Low-GI' Diet May Not Benefit Blood Sugar
Focus should be on eating healthy foods rather than glycemic index, experts say

New System Targets Germs in Donated Blood Plasma
Reduces risk of infected donation

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