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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. Meds Prevent HIV Transmission With Unprotected Sex

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- HIV transmission is highly unlikely among straight couples who have sex without condoms when one partner carries the virus but takes medication, new research suggests. For gay couples in the same scenario, the risk seems

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    6. 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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    7. More Older Americans Cared for at Home

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- More older Americans with chronic health problems are opting to live at home, relying on help from family, paid caregivers or friends, a new study finds. In 2012, half of seniors with a disability had some type of home

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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. Pedal Away From Type 2 Diabetes

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Opting for two wheels rather than four could lower your risk for type 2 diabetes, new research suggests. The study found that people who bike to work or regularly cycle for fun were less likely to get the illness.

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