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March 05, 2015

Health Tip: Shopping for Athletic Shoes

(HealthDay News) -- Treat your feet well if you're going to be exercising, making sure you find a pair of well-fitted, supportive shoes.

Health Tip: Easing the Pain of Shingles

(HealthDay News) -- Shingles is a viral infection that causes a painful, itchy, blistering rash. While the rash can occur anywhere on the body, most often it develops on the torso.

Mouse Study Points to Potential Weight-Loss Agent

THURSDAY, March 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A molecule found in certain tree leaves helped female mice avoid weight gain, a new study claims.

Experimental Ebola Vaccine Appears Successful in At Least One Case

THURSDAY, March 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental Ebola vaccine may have prevented the disease in a doctor who was at high risk of infection, according to a new report.

Healthy Living in Middle Age Keeps Heart Failure at Bay Decades Later

THURSDAY, March 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Are you in your mid-40s and slim, without high blood pressure or diabetes? If so, you may already be winning the war against heart failure in your senior years, new research suggests.

Stress May Undermine Heart Benefits of Exercise

WEDNESDAY, March 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who have trouble coping with stress may face an increased risk for future heart trouble that even exercise can't erase, a new study suggests.

Divorce May Be More Likely When Wives Get Sick

THURSDAY, March 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- That part of the marriage vows where couples pledge to stay together "in sickness and in health" may be heeded more by wives than husbands, new research suggests.

Veggie-Rich Diets May Mean Lower Heart Risks

THURSDAY, March 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who eat more plant foods than animal products may lower their risk of dying from heart disease or a stroke, a new large study suggests.

Statins Linked to Raised Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

WEDNESDAY, March 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs may significantly increase a person's risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a new study from Finland suggests.

Gout's Silver Lining: A Lower Risk for Alzheimer's?

THURSDAY, March 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The painful and often debilitating arthritic condition known as gout may offer patients an unexpected bonus: a lower risk for Alzheimer's disease.

Health Highlights: March 5, 2015

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