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    1. Teen Obesity May Mean Liver Disease Later

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Older teen boys who are overweight or obese could be at increased risk for severe liver disease later in life, a new study suggests. The research included nearly 45,000 Swedish males who entered military service in their

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    2. CDC Reports 6 Cases of Zika-Caused Birth Defects

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- In the first reporting of Zika-related birth defects in the United States, federal health officials said Thursday that three babies have been born with these birth defects while three pregnancies have been lost because

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    3. Caffeine's Jolt Can Sometimes Be Short-Lived

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Caffeine no longer improves alertness or mental performance after a few nights of sleep restriction, according to a new U.S. military study. "These results are important, because caffeine is a stimulant widely used to co

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    4. Timing of Zika Infection in Pregnancy May Be Key

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The danger of Zika-related birth defects may be confined to maternal infections that occur during the first two trimesters of a pregnancy, a new study suggests. Colombian and U.S. researchers studied almost 12,000 pre

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    5. Panel: Start Colon Cancer Screening at Age 50

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Reiterating a recommendation last made in 2008, an influential U.S. panel of health experts is advocating that regular colon cancer screening begin at age 50 and continue until at least age 75. However, the U.S. Prevent

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    6. FAQ: New 'Stomach Pump' Weight Loss Device

      June 15, 2016 -- There’s a new option for obese people who might be struggling to lose weight, but it may not be for the faint of heart. On Tuesday, the FDA approved a device called the AspireAssist. It doesn’t involve major surgery -- it works by removing some of what's in your stomach through a tu

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    7. Sleep Apnea Tied to Complications After Angioplasty

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Sleep apnea may increase the risk of serious complications in people who have undergone angioplasty to clear blocked heart arteries, researchers say. In angioplasty, also called percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI),

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    8. Novel Brain Cancer Treatment Taps Into Sound Waves

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Brain cancer patients might benefit from an implantable ultrasound device that appears to enhance chemotherapy treatment, a small study says. Researchers from the Pitie-Salpetriere Hospital in Paris and other French i

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    9. Increases In 2017 Obamacare Premiums Projected

               By Phil Galewitz        Next year’s premiums for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act could rise more than in past years in most markets and declines might be rare, according to a preliminary analysis of insurers’ plans.        Overall, premiums for a popular type of plan — the sec

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    10. Top 5 Costly Inpatient Conditions for Hospitals

      June 15, 2016 -- Sepsis, a life-threatening illness when an infection spreads through the body, was the most expensive condition treated in U.S. hospitals in 2013. Then came: Osteoarthritis Newborn care Complications from devices, implants, or grafts Heart attacks That's all according to a brief fro

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