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    1. Painkillers for Teen Athletes Won't Spur Addiction

      By James Bernstein HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Teenage athletes are less likely to abuse prescription painkillers than kids who don't play sports or exercise, a new study finds. The study results run counter to some research in recent years detailing concerns about i

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    2. Women More Resilient to Alzheimer's Gene Effects?

      By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, July 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Certain gene variants are known to raise a person's risk of Alzheimer's disease. But a new study finds that even in people carrying this DNA, factors such as gender and physical or mental activity can affect that risk. The st

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    3. Behavior Changes May Be First Signs of Alzheimer's

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Certain behavior changes may be a harbinger of Alzheimer's disease, and researchers say they've developed a symptom "checklist" that might aid earlier diagnosis. Experts have long focused on so-called mild cognitive impairmen

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    4. Could New Therapy Cut Cost of Treating Depression?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A simpler and less expensive form of talk therapy is as effective as the gold-standard treatment -- cognitive behavioral therapy -- for treating depression in adults, a new study suggests. The researchers found that so-cal

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    5. FDA Renews Call to Reduce Salt in Processed Foods

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Americans eat way too much salt, and one reason why is that processed and prepared foods have a lot of hidden salt, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. But proposed new guidelines for food manufacturers and restaur

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    6. Marijuana Chemical May be in Colorado Town's Water

      July 22, 2016 -- Residents of the Colorado town of Hugo have been told not to drink or shower in tap water because the community's wells may be contaminated with the chemical in marijuana that makes people high. THC was detected in some tests conducted with field kits, and more definitive laboratory

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    7. Smoke Less, Drink Less?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Smokers who try to give up tobacco drink less alcohol than other smokers, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed survey data from nearly 6,300 smokers in England, including 144 who said they had attempted to quit smoki

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    8. Drinking Alcohol Linked to 7 Types of Cancer

      July 22, 2016 -- A new analysis finds compelling evidence that drinking alcohol can cause at least seven types of cancer. It found that heavy drinkers are at the highest risk, but even low to moderate drinkers are more likely to get certain cancers than non-drinkers. The review of evidence, publishe

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    9. Scans Not Worthwhile for Most Thyroid Cancers

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Having scans after treatment does not improve thyroid cancer patients' chances of survival, a new study shows. Researchers from the University of Michigan looked at more than 28,000 patients in the United States who were

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    10. 1 in 10 Americans Has Had Ringing in the Ears

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- One in 10 Americans has experienced ringing in the ears, a condition called tinnitus, and that is likely the result of prolonged exposure to loud noises, new research suggests. Of those who were struck by tinnitus, onl

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