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  1. Pesticide Used Decades Ago and Breast Cancer Risk

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Although the pesticide DDT was banned in the United States in 1972, women exposed to the chemical while they were still in the womb may be more likely to develop breast cancer than women who had less exposure to the pes

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  2. Legalizing Medical Pot May Not Raise Teen Use

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- When states legalize medical marijuana, this does not lead to greater use of the drug by teens, a new study suggests. The findings are published June 15 in The Lancet Psychiatry. "Our findings provide the strongest eviden

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  3. Some Face Key Gap in Obamacare Women’s Coverage

    By Michelle Andrews Having a baby is a common women’s health event, yet insurance coverage isn’t always assured. Although the federal government recently clarified that many insurance plans must cover prenatal care as a preventive service without charging women anything out of pocket, it didn’t addr

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  4. New Drug Shows Promise Against Psoriasis

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many patients with the skin disease psoriasis showed significant improvement when taking an experimental drug called ixekizumab, according to a late-stage, phase 3 clinical trial. "The visible effects of psoriasis can hav

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  5. Herpes Virus Tied to Angina Risk, Study Suggests

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There seems to be a higher risk of angina -- chest pain related to clogged blood vessels -- in the small number of people who have a type of herpes virus lurking in their genes, a new study suggests. Canadian researchers

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  6. Breast-Feeding May Have Dental Benefits for Kids

    By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The more babies breast-feed, the less likely it is that they will develop any kind of misalignment in their teeth later on, a new study shows. But pacifiers can negate some of that potential benefit, even if the children are

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  7. Smoking and Major Cancer Deaths in Those Over 35

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- About half of U.S. deaths caused by certain cancers -- including lung, colon and pancreatic tumors -- can be attributed to smoking, a new American Cancer Society study estimates. In 2011, nearly half of the almost 346,00

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  8. More Research Hints at Chocolate's Heart Benefits

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Eating milk chocolate or dark chocolate regularly may lower your risk of heart disease and stroke, a new study suggests. Middle-aged or older folks who ate as much as 3.5 ounces of chocolate a day seemed to receive heart

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  9. Seeing Your Own Clogged Arteries Can Spur Change

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Seeing images of their narrowed heart arteries may convince some heart disease patients to adopt a healthier lifestyle and take prescribed medications, a new study suggests. "Seeing their calcified coronary arteries on the

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  10. Dieters May Lose Fewer Pounds When They Do This

    By Carrie Myers HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Choosing which diet you like best may not mean you'll lose more weight. In fact, picking a weight-loss plan based on your food preferences might backfire and lead to less weight loss, new research suggests. After comparing

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