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New Drug May Help Keep Hodgkin Lymphoma at Bay

WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- An FDA-approved drug doubled the amount of time that patients with Hodgkins lymphoma survived without any progression in their disease, a new study shows. All of the patients also received stem cell therapy along with the drug, called brentuximab vedotin. While the... Read More

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2 Factors Greatly Boost New Moms' Odds of Type 2 Diabetes

WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Obese women who develop diabetes during pregnancy, and then gain 11 pounds or more after giving birth, have more than a 40 times higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests. Diabetes that develops during pregnancy is known as gestational... Read More

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Yoga May Help Ease Depression in Pregnant Women

THURSDAY, March 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that yoga may help ease depression in pregnant women. "This is really about trying to develop a wider range of options that suit women who are experiencing these kind of symptoms during pregnancy," lead author Cynthia Battle, an associate... Read More

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C-Reactive Protein Independent Prognostic Marker in Melanoma

WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- C-reactive protein (CRP) levels are an independent prognostic marker in melanoma, according to a study published online March 16 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Shenying Fang, M.D., Ph.D., from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, and... Read More

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Rapid-Onset Bacterial Infection Reported After Laser Treatment

WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Rapid-onset bacterial infections can occur after non-ablative fractional resurfacing with 1,550/1,927 nm laser, according to a case series published in the February issue of Lasers in Surgery and Medicine. Noting that non-ablative fractional laser procedures are considered minimally invasive with a... Read More

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WBC, Neutrophil Counts Predict Stroke Risk in Older Asian Men

WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Higher total white blood cell (WBC) and neutrophil counts are independent predictors of stroke in older Japanese-American men, according to a study published online March 4 in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Ji Young Huh, M.D., from the University of... Read More

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