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  1. Brain Changes May Differ by Race With Alzheimer's

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Alzheimer's disease seems to develop differently in the brains of black patients than in whites. And, black people seem more likely to suffer different types of brain changes that also contribute to dementia, a new st

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  2. Despite Benefits, Few States Mandate HPV Vaccine

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Almost a decade after the HPV vaccine was first recommended for girls, only two U.S. states and Washington, D.C., require the immunization, a new study finds. What's more, researchers say, most U.S. states do require other v

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  3. Too Much Sitting May Raise a Woman's Cancer Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Lots of time spent sitting may increase a woman's odds for cancer, but it does not seem to have a similar effect on men, a new study suggests. "Longer leisure time spent sitting was associated with a higher risk of total

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  4. Wider Statin Use Could Save Thousands More Lives

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New expert guidelines from two major cardiologists' groups may boost doctors' ability to spot patients who should take cholesterol-lowering statin drugs, researchers said. The updated guidelines were released in 2013 by t

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  5. Your Food May Not Be What You Think It Is

    July 23, 2015 -- The food you’re placing in your grocery cart may not be exactly what it says it is. One-hundred percent olive oil? It could have canola or peanut oil. Honey? Might be mostly cane syrup. Parmesan cheese in a can? You might be shaking a little wood pulp out with the cheese. And there’

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  6. Antidepressant Plus NSAIDs May Up Brain Bleed Risk

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Taking both an antidepressant and a painkiller such as ibuprofen or naproxen may increase risk of a brain hemorrhage, a new study suggests. Korean researchers found that of more than 4 million people prescribed a first-time

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  7. Barber Foods Recalls Stuffed Chicken Breasts

    July 13, 2015 -- About 1.7 million pound of frozen, raw stuffed chicken breasts are being recalled by Barber Foods due to possible salmonella contamination. An initial recall of about 58,000 pounds of the chicken breasts produced on Jan. 29, Feb. 20 and April 23 was announced on July 2 after an outb

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  8. Surgery May Beat Drugs for Ulcerative Colitis

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Surgery may extend the lives of older adults with the inflammatory bowel disease ulcerative colitis, new research suggests. A study of thousands of adults with the condition compared results of surgery to those of long-t

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  9. Pesticide Chemicals, Brain Issues in Kids Linked?

    July 13, 2015 -- Pyrethroids are chemicals commonly used in products aimed at killing insects, head lice, and fleas on pets. They were created to replace now-banned chemicals in insecticides and other products.  But new research is raising questions about their safety as well, linking them to brain

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  10. Can Prenatal Gene Tests Spot Cancer in Mom-to-Be?

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Abnormal results on noninvasive, prenatal genetic tests don't always indicate a problem with the fetus. In some cases, these tests may uncover maternal cancers, a new study reports. "If the test comes back abnormal, the

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