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    1. Is U.S. Government Subsidizing Fattening Foods?

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Americans get more than half of their daily calories from seven farm foods that are subsidized by the U.S. government, but a new study suggests those subsidies may be contributing to the obesity epidemic. The problem, accordi

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    2. Top 10 Causes of Death in the U.S.

      July 1, 2016 -- The death rate in the United States hit an all-time low in 2014, but heart disease and cancer were still the top two causes of death, new data from the National Center for Health Statistics shows.  The top 10 were: Heart disease (23.4% of all deaths) Cancer (22.5%) Chronic lung disea

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    3. U.S. Cancer Survivors Living Longer

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- As the American population ages, more older adults will survive cancer and live with other chronic conditions that will burden the health care system, U.S. government health officials report. "Increasingly, we are seeing

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    4. Who's Most Likely to Seek Infertility Help

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly half of people with infertility problems don't seek treatment, according to a new British study. "One of the important and concerning findings in our study is the difference in educational attainment and job status b

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    5. Could 'Zaps' to the Brain Help Fight Glaucoma?

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Electrical pulses to the brain may help restore vision in some partially blind patients, German researchers report. Glaucoma and other types of damage to the eye's optic nerve typically cause permanent damage. But, the new tec

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    6. Trendy Craft Beers: What’s Really on Tap?

      July 1, 2016 -- For anyone who likes to knock back a beer at the end of the day, options abound in ever-increasing numbers. India pale ales (IPAs), stouts, porters, hefeweizens, barley wine beers, and many others make up the spectrum of what are widely known as craft beers. Their popularity has more

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    7. E-Cigs May Damage Cells in Mouth

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many people think electronic cigarettes are a safer alternative to tobacco cigarettes, but a new study suggests that's not the case. In laboratory experiments on cultured cells, researchers from the University of Califor

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    8. 3 Treatments May Help Combat Binge-Eating Disorder

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- New research finds that people struggling with binge-eating disorder -- America's most common, yet likely least-known eating disorder -- may have at least three treatment options to help them curtail their eating. Peop

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    9. Breast Cancer Gene Raises Uterine Cancer Risk Too

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women with a gene mutation known as BRCA1 have an increased risk for a deadly form of uterine cancer, a new study finds. The BRCA1 gene mutation is already well known for significantly increasing the risk of breast and o

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    10. Men Face Greater Risk of Cardiac Arrest

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Men are significantly more likely to have their heart stop suddenly than women are, a new study finds. About one in nine men will suffer a cardiac arrest before the age of 70, compared to about one in 30 women. At age

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