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Benefits of E-Cigarettes May Outweigh Harms, Study Finds
Findings run counter to recent calls for strict regulation

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Cholesterol Drugs May Speed Healing After Surgery
Statin therapy may affect inflammatory response and help wounds recover, researchers say

Big Jump in Doctor's Office Visits for Young Adults With Diabetes
Overall, 1 in 10 consultations in the U.S. now involves a person with the illness, CDC says

No TV or Obesity, But Ancient People Still Had Heart Disease
Mummy study shows that, just like today, inflammation spurred blood vessel blockages

Teen 'Growing Pains' May Persist For Years
Left untreated, knee discomfort can become chronic, researchers caution

Civilian Life, Not Combat, May Drive Many Veterans to Drink
Returning Guardsmen need help coping with family, money and job problems, experts say

Cold Sore Virus Active Without Symptoms, Study Finds
Research reveals ongoing struggle in the cells of infected people

J&J Pulls Hysterectomy Tool Tied to Cancer Risk From Market
Controversial device had been used for minimally invasive hysterectomies, uterine fibroid removal

Preschoolers With Special Needs May Gain From 'Inclusion' Classrooms
Peers with stronger language abilities have positive effect, study finds

1 in 4 U.S. Kids Underestimate Their Weight, Study Finds
Kids and parents need education about healthy weight and healthful lifestyles, experts say

There's No Ebola Cure, But Early Intensive Treatment Boosts Survival
Virus launches assault on multiple organs, keeping patients hydrated is often key, experts say

CDC Issues Travel Warning as West Africa Ebola Outbreak Worsens
Agency also plans to send 50 more experts to the affected countries

Once-Daily Inhaler Approved for COPD
Striverdi Respimat relaxes lung airways to improve breathing

Kids' Lunch Boxes Often Fall Short on Nutrition
Less than one-third of home meals met federal standards for school-served foods, study finds

Burnout Common Among Transplant Surgeons, Study Reveals
40 percent admit to feeling emotionally exhausted, researchers report

Some Jobs Harder on the Heart Than Others, Report Finds
But having to search for work may be just as stressful, unhealthy, researchers add

Hairdo Trumps Exercise for Many Black Women, Study Finds
But shift toward lower-maintenance styles may free some up for physical activity

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