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    1. Today's Hair Style Could Cause Hair Loss Tomorrow

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Black women who like to wear their hair pulled back tightly may be increasing their risk of hair loss, new research suggests. A team of researchers from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore reviewed 19 studies an

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    2. Generic Crestor Approved by FDA

      April 29, 2016 -- The first generic version of the cholesterol-lowering statin drug Crestor (rosuvastatin calcium) tablets was approved Friday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The generic version from Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc. of New Jersey received approval to market generic rosuvastatin

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    3. Smog May Boost Risk for Several Cancers

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Long-term exposure to fine particles of air pollution -- from cars, trucks, power plants and manufacturing facilities -- is tied to an increased risk of dying from several kinds of cancer, a new study suggests. "Air pol

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    4. Avoid Food Poisoning? There's an App for That

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- There are apps for maps, restaurants and calorie-counting. Now, there's even one from the U.S. government for reducing your risk of foodborne illness. The FoodKeeper app -- free from the U.S. Department of Agriculture --

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    5. Officials Report First Zika Death in Puerto Rico

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The first known Zika virus-linked death in Puerto Rico was announced Friday by officials of the U.S. territory. A 70-year-old man with Zika died in February from severe thrombocytopenia, which causes a low blood p

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    6. Health Highlights: April 29, 2016

      Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Huge Price Increases for Oral Cancer Drugs Since 2000: Study Prices of oral cancer drugs in the United States have risen sharply since 2000, a new study finds. The average cost of a new oral cance

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    7. Kids of Older Moms May Have a Leg Up on Peers

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Although older women may face more potential pregnancy complications, their children seem to fare better in some ways over the long run, a new study suggests. Using data on over 1.5 million Swedish adults, researchers found

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    8. Teen Birth Rate at Record Low in U.S.

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The teen birth rate in the United States has reached an all-time low, driven by dramatic declines among black and Hispanic teens, according to a new government report. Overall, the birth rate for teens aged 15 to 19 d

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    9. Building Muscle Could Boost the Most Important One

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Having more muscle and less fat reduces the risk of early death in people with heart disease, a new study suggests. Doctors should encourage patients to do resistance exercises as part of a healthy lifestyle, rather tha

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    10. Many Manly Men Avoid Needed Health Care

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Macho men are less likely than women to visit a doctor, and more likely to request male physicians when they do make an appointment, researchers say. But these "tough guys" tend to downplay their symptoms in front of male

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