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Immune-Based Therapy Uses Virus to Fight Advanced Melanoma
Study shows it helped a minority of patients, and experts say this approach has promise

Even Slightly Overactive Thyroid Linked to Higher Fracture Risk
Study found greater chances of breaks in hip bones, spinal areas

Newer Birth Control Pills May Slightly Raise Blood Clot Risk
Study finds effect with brands such as Yaz, Yasmin and Desogen, but risk to any one user remains very low

Delaying Umbilical Cord Clamping Might Boost Child Development
Fine-motor and social skills slightly improved in boys, but no difference in IQ, researchers say

'Moderate'Drinking Might Harm Older People's Hearts: Study
Research seems to question current recommendations regarding alcohol consumption

First Part of Ejaculate May Be Primed for Conception
Researchers find early sperm more likely to achieve a pregnancy

Blood Pressure Vaccine Shows Promise in Rats
Experimental treatment might benefit people who forget to take meds, researcher says

Hospice May Help Ease Depression After Loss of Spouse
Study suggests improved coping for those whose loved ones had end-of-life care

Heed the Warning Signs of Teen Suicide, Experts Say
Withdrawal, changes in daily habits can signal trouble

Fewer U.S. Hospitals Send New Moms Home With Formula
But CDC survey finds one-third continue the practice, which can undermine breast-feeding efforts

U.S. Traveler Returning From Liberia Dies of Lassa Fever: CDC
Only sixth known case in United States since 1969, but virus is much less deadly than Ebola

Soy Supplements Won't Ease Asthma, Study Finds
Clinical trial refutes prior notion that the nutrient might boost lung function

Potential Ebola Drug Target Identified in Mouse Study
Researchers zero in on a key protein involved in infection

Do People Transmit Happiness by Smell?
Lab experiment with 'scent samples' suggests humans pick up on others' positive emotions via sweat

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