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    1. Alzheimer's Gene May Show Effects in Childhood

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A gene related to Alzheimer's disease may start to show effects on brain structure and mental sharpness as early as preschool, a new study suggests. Researchers have long known that a gene called APOE is related to the ris

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    2. Obesity More Deadly for Men Than Women

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity is nearly three times more deadly for men than it is for women, new research suggests. In a study of nearly 4 million men and women around the globe, the risk of dying before the age of 70 was 19 percent for m

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    3. 4 in 10 Americans Think Work Affects Their Health

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many Americans think their job takes a toll on everything from their health and stress levels to their eating and sleeping habits, a new poll found. "The takeaway here is that job number one for U.S. employers i

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    4. Epilepsy May Triple ADHD Risk, Study Finds

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children who suffer from epilepsy or fever-related seizures may face a higher risk of also having attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), new Danish research suggests. The findings echo those of some previous

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    5. FDA Approves First of New Drugs for Dry Eye

      July 13, 2016 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday gave the nod to the first of a new class of medications against dry eye disease. Xiidra (lifitegrast) eyedrops are a newly developed type of drug called LFA-1 agonists, the agency explained in a news release. "Normal tear production i

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    6. Rising Blood Sugar Hitting More Obese Adults

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Among obese American adults, control of blood sugar is worsening, leading to more diabetes and heart disease, a new study finds. While blood pressure and cholesterol levels stayed relatively stable among obese adults,

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    7. Zika Drives Heightened Mosquito Fears: Survey

      July 13, 2016 -- The Zika virus hasn’t been found in mosquitoes in the mainland U.S. -- yet. But predictions it will, possibly soon, are driving new concerns about mosquitoes and mosquito-borne illness, a new WebMD survey finds. The survey of 2,700 people found that they are more concerned about mos

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    8. Over 100 Drugs Pose Risk to Heart Failure Patients

      July 12, 2016 -- More than a hundred drugs and supplements, including common medications bought over the counter, may pose a danger to people with heart failure or at risk of heart failure. The threat is so serious that the American Heart Association is warning people with heart failure and their do

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    9. Nerve Zap May Ease Rheumatoid Arthritis

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Electronic stimulation of a nerve running from the brain to the gut may help ease stubborn symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, preliminary research suggests. The study, of 17 adults with the painful autoimmune disease, tested

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    10. Cancer Drug Shows Early Promise for Parkinson's

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A drug used to treat leukemia has shown initial signs of promise for advanced cases of Parkinson's disease, researchers are reporting. Experts stressed that the study was small, and primarily designed to see whether the drug

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