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A nurse collects a blood sample from a patient using a glucometer at a free health clinic on November 1, 2009. (credit: NOAH SEELAM/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: Diabetic Heart Attacks And Strokes Falling

In the midst of the diabetes epidemic, a glimmer of good news: Heart attacks, strokes and other complications from the disease are plummeting.

04/16/2014

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Study Ties Nuts To Lower Cancer, Heart Death Risk

Help yourself to some nuts this holiday season. According to a new study, regular nut eaters were less likely to die of cancer or heart disease — in fact, were less likely to die of any cause.

11/20/2013

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New U.S. Whooping Cough Strain Raises Questions

Researchers have discovered the first U.S. cases of whooping cough caused by a germ that may be resistant to the vaccine.

02/06/2013

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Researchers Try To Separate Obesity Fact & Fiction

Researchers who reviewed the science behind some widely held obesity beliefs found it lacking. Their report says dogma and fallacies are detracting from real solutions to the nation’s weight problems.

01/31/2013

Lasers are precisely pinpointed on a patient with prostate cancer at a radiation oncology center. (credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Study Sees Prostate Cancer Treatment Side Effects

A new study shows how important it is for men to carefully consider treatments for early-stage prostate cancer. Fifteen years after surgery or radiation treatment, nearly all of the older men in the study had some problems having sex.

01/30/2013

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Family Planning Cut Having Negative Impact

Cynthia Wilson of Dallas didn’t walk through the doors of a Planned Parenthood clinic looking for contraception

09/27/2012

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Study: New Medicaid Expansion Could Be A Lifesaver

Until now, the Medicaid debate has been about budgets and states’ rights. But a statistical study found a 6 percent drop in the adult death rate in three states that have recently expanded coverage for low-income residents along the general lines of the federal health care law.

07/25/2012

Fort Worth resident Dallas Wiens, 26, before and after a full face transplant procedure at Brigham and Women's Hospital. (credit: brighamandwomens.org)

First US Full Face Transplant Patient Smiling

Ten months after becoming the first person to get a full face transplant in the United States, a Fort Worth man marvels at recovering the ability of expression.

01/14/2012

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Gene Therapy Could Be ‘Game Changer’ For Hemophiliacs

In what’s being called a landmark study, researchers using gene therapy have successfully treated six patients with severe hemophilia B, a blood-clotting disorder.

12/12/2011

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Study Rules Out Heart Problem Risks With ADHD Meds

A new safety study is helping ease the minds of millions of parents who have children with Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD.

11/01/2011

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‘Amazing’ Therapy Wipes Out Leukemia In Study

Scientists are reporting the first clear success with a new approach for treating leukemia — turning the patients’ own blood cells into assassins that hunt and destroy their cancer cells.

08/11/2011

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Study: AIDS Pill Helps Gay Men Avoid HIV Infection

Scientists have an exciting breakthrough in the fight against AIDS. A pill already used to treat HIV infection turns out to be a powerful weapon in protecting healthy gay men from catching the virus.

CBSDFW.COM–11/23/2010