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Disease most often affects head, neck, extremities and torso
'Therapy dogs' appear to help ease heart rate, anxiety in children fighting the disease
Mouse study shows promise, but it's too early to know if medications could treat baldness in people
Researchers document increase in opiate receptors in arthritis patients
Lower doses also lower unwanted side effects, doctors report
Agency says medication can be used in combination with others for advanced cases
Problems include longer waits, greater need for more care after surgery, and higher costs
Prior research suggesting that excess weight may offer protection called flawed
Study found high-risk patients who took nicotinamide daily developed fewer non-melanoma lesions
Doctors at several leading U.S. cancer hospitals say most women should get exams starting at 40, not 45
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