By NICHOLAS BAKALAR

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Name: By NICHOLAS BAKALAR
Date registered: July 23, 2012
URL: http://www.nytimes.com/pages/health/views/index.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

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  1. Well: Robotic Surgery Report Card — October 20, 2014
  2. Well: Coffee May Protect the Liver — October 20, 2014
  3. Well: A Weight Loss Belief Is Tested — October 20, 2014
  4. Well: Epidurals May Be Given Early or Late in Labor — October 13, 2014
  5. Well: Prostate Cancer Recurrence Risk Tied to Lipid Levels — October 13, 2014

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Well: Robotic Surgery Report Card

A study found that robotic surgery for benign gynecologic procedures had a higher rate of complication than conventional surgery, and was more costly.

Well: Coffee May Protect the Liver

Researchers found that compared with people who drank no coffee, those who drank three cups a day were about 25 percent less likely to have abnormal liver enzyme levels.

Well: A Weight Loss Belief Is Tested

A new randomized trial has found no long-term difference in weight regain among people who lost the pounds slowly and those who did so quickly.

Well: Epidurals May Be Given Early or Late in Labor

Whether a woman has an epidural early or late in labor makes no difference in birth outcome, a large review of studies has found.

Well: Prostate Cancer Recurrence Risk Tied to Lipid Levels

Abnormal lipid levels are associated with an increased risk for recurrence of prostate cancer, researchers report.

Well: Family Meals May Mean a Healthier Weight

Teenagers who eat dinner with the family two or three times a week may reduce their risk for obesity in young adulthood.

Well: Drugs Cause Most Fatal Allergic Reactions, Study Finds

The most common cause of fatal allergic reactions in the United States are medicines, especially antibiotics and radiocontrast agents, a new analysis found.

Well: Failing Sense of Smell May Predict Sooner Death

A defective sense of smell appears to be a good predictor of whether you’ll die in the next five years, a new study has found.



Well: Sense of Smell May Predict Longevity

A defective sense of smell appears to be a good predictor of whether you’ll die in the next five years, a new study has found.



Well: Hospital Infections With C. Difficile Level Off

The incidence of the potentially deadly bacterial infection known as Clostridium difficile has leveled off in recent years.

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