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California premiums rate increases delayed

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones announced that three major insurers have agreed to postpone any premium rate increases for 60 days.


Hot flashes, night sweats may reduce breast cancer risk

It sounds too good to be true, but there might be a bright side to the night sweats, hot flashes and other unpleasantries associated with menopause. A new study finds that women who experience such symptoms may be at reduced risk of several common forms of breast cancer.


Only some men should use AIDS drug for prevention

Only high-risk gay and bisexual men should use Gilead's HIV drug Truvada to protect themselves from the AIDS virus, federal officials said in the first official guidance on using the drug.


CDC: Diabetes on the rise

The number of Americans who have type 2 diabetes has risen to nearly 26 million, federal officials announced. In addition, about 79 million U.S. adults have "prediabetes," a condition in which blood sugar levels are higher than normal but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes.



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Myocardial infarction and sudden death in marathon runners
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Huntington disease: Implications for practice
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Depression in the college population: An E-S-A approach to prevention
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