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  1. Testicular Cancer: Genes Account for Half the Risk

    Sept. 9, 2015 -- Almost 50% of the risk of getting testicular cancer comes from the DNA passed down from our parents, according to a new study. Typically, genetics accounts for just 20% of the calculation doctors make to gauge someone's odds of getting other types of cancer, say scientists at The In

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  2. Study Shows How Overeating May Lead to Diabetes

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Everyone knows that high-calorie diets are tied to obesity and, too often, to type 2 diabetes. Now, a small study suggests that gorging on food can quickly tip the body into a "pre-diabetic" state. The research

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  3. Vaginal Mesh Surgery Dangers May Be Overstated

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Surgical mesh appears to be relatively safe for treating urinary incontinence in women, despite concerns raised by U.S. regulators, a new report contends. Only one out of every 30 women who receive a synthetic vaginal

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  4. Diabetes a Concern for Half of Americans

    Sept. 8, 2015 -- Half of Americans have diabetes or are well on their way to getting it, a new study estimates. As the U.S. population has grown older and heavier, the number of people who are having trouble controlling their blood sugar has climbed.   Related Reading   Is Diabetes in Your Future? T

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  5. Rosacea Caused Half by Nature, Half by Lifestyle

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of Americans may wonder what caused them to develop the chronic skin disease rosacea. New research suggests the reason is half environmental and half genetic. On the environmental side, sun exposure is the key con

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  6. Beware Unregulated Stem Cell Treatments, Experts Warn

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Hundreds of clinics across the United States are offering unapproved stem cell treatments for conditions from baldness to heart failure and Alzheimer's disease, researchers report. "These for-profit stem cell clinics

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  7. These Workouts May Help Hearts in Type 2 Diabetes

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that short bouts of high-intensity exercise could help reverse some early cardiac changes in people with type 2 diabetes. "Interestingly, the data also suggest that this type of high-intens

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  8. Could Marijuana Chemical Help Ease Epilepsy?

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A chemical found in marijuana might help prevent epilepsy seizures, but drug laws have hampered research efforts, a new study says. Cannabidiol is one of the main active chemical compounds found in pot. But it doesn't

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  9. New Cholesterol Drugs Overpriced, Analysis Says

    Sept. 9, 2015 -- Two newly approved drugs to fight high cholesterol are extremely overpriced compared to the health benefits they give to patients, a new analysis finds. The drugs in question, Repatha and Praluent, currently cost more than $14,000 per year, and because millions of Americans have hig

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  10. Quitting Smoking May Delay MS Progression

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Multiple sclerosis progresses faster in people who continue to smoke compared to smokers who quit after their diagnosis, a new study finds. "This study demonstrates that smoking after MS diagnosis has a negative impact on

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