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HealthDay News - December 03, 2016

New Drug Might Reduce Sickle Cell Pain Crises

SATURDAY, Dec. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental drug may help reduce episodes of pain associated with sickle cell disease, a new study finds.

Another Step Closer to Artificial Blood

SATURDAY, Dec. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Artificial blood stored as a powder could one day revolutionize emergency medicine and provide trauma victims a better chance of survival.

11 Percent of Stroke Survivors Struggle With Epilepsy

SATURDAY, Dec. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- More than one in 10 stroke survivors develop epilepsy, and the greater the brain damage caused by stroke, the higher the risk of seizures, a new study reports.

Worldwide Cancer Rates Up More Than One-Third in Past Decade: Report

SATURDAY, Dec. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer cases rose 33 percent worldwide in the past 10 years, a new study shows.