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    1. Many Addicts Go Without Meds to Curb Opioid Abuse

      By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The United States is in the grip of an epidemic of opioid abuse. However, new research suggests that drugs that help addicts kick their habit after hospitalization are too seldom used. "Given the high rates at which follow-up

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    2. FDA Investigating Migraine Patch Skin Reactions

      June 3, 2016 -- The FDA is looking into the risk for serious burns and potential permanent scarring from a patch used to treat migraines, the agency said in a statement Thursday. The sumatriptan iontophoretic transdermal patch is called Zecuity. It's meant for a single use and is battery-powered. It

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    3. Report Hints Zika Can Spread Through Oral Sex

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new report from France suggests that the Zika virus can be transmitted through oral sex. Zika is typically spread through the bite of the Aedes Aegypti mosquito, but the new case adds to building evidence that the virus

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    4. Ovarian Cancer Patients and Life-Extending Surgery

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Surgery may significantly extend ovarian cancer patients' lives, but one in five women does not have the procedure, a new study finds. "Though surgery isn't right for every patient, we suspect that some women do not receive

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    5. 15.5 Million Americans Now Surviving Cancer: Report

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer survivors in the United States reached record numbers this year -- 15.5 million -- and the American Cancer Society predicts they'll total more than 20 million in another decade. But along with these success stori

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    6. Low-Dose Aspirin and Longer Colon Cancer Survival

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Colon cancer patients who take low-dose aspirin may have a somewhat better chance of surviving the disease, a large study hints. Norwegian researchers found that among over 23,000 colon cancer patients, those who used aspiri

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    7. Meditation Can Help Breast Cancer Survivors

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Mindfulness meditation seems to help breast cancer patients better manage symptoms of fatigue, anxiety and fear of recurrence, a new study suggests. Previous research has found that mindfulness meditation can reduce str

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    8. Weight-Loss Surgery May Boost Survival

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Weight-loss surgery might significantly lower obese people's risk of premature death, a new study finds. About five years after surgery, the death rate was just over 1 percent for those who had weight-loss surgery and 4 p

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    9. Prince Died From Fentanyl Overdose

      June 2, 2016 -- Pop superstar Prince, found dead more than a month ago at his estate outside Minneapolis, died from an overdose of the powerful opioid fentanyl, authorities said Thursday. Prince, whose full name was Prince Rogers Nelson, was 57. In its report, the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office l

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    10. Base Quit-Smoking Day on Menstrual Cycle?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Certain weeks of a woman's menstrual cycle may be better than others for quitting smoking, a small study suggests. Success was less likely when a "quit day" fell during the follicular phase, or first half of the monthly

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