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Today's Top Medical Stories for July 5, 2013

A virus that's similar to SARS has claimed the life of another victim.
Vinita Nair, CBS News, New York.

A 49-year-old man from Qatar has died in a London hospital from a deadly virus, similar to SARS.  He is the 41st person to die from the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus since it was discovered last year.
Corona viruses cause most common colds but can also cause severe acute respiratory syndrome, or SARS. 

New research could pave the way to safer treatments for arthritis. Drugs used to treat arthritis, including ibuprofin, can increase the risk of heart attack or stroke.  Researchers who conducted an international study found that the arthritis drugs target an enzyme that is found in the brain, stomach, and kidneys. Now that they know where in the body the drug is acting, they hope to develop safer, more targeted arthritis drugs.

The quickest way to lose weight may be to drink at least a quart of water a day.
Researchers from Virginia Tech university found that adults who drank two cups of water before each meal lost around 4 pounds more than a group that didn't drink the extra water.  They say one reason is that filling your belly with water can kill hunger pains. 

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