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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. Jobs With the Highest Suicide Rates

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Can the type of job you choose affect your risk of suicide? Possibly, according to a new U.S. report that found for certain occupations, the odds of suicide were significantly higher. From 2000 to 2012, the overall rat

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    5. 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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    6. Dogs May Spot Low Blood Sugar in Diabetics: Study

      June 28, 2016 -- Dogs could help protect type 1 diabetes patients against dangerous drops in blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia), according to researchers. They believe dogs can detect higher levels of a chemical called isoprene in the breath of diabetes patients when they develop hypoglycemia, which

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    7. Memory Loss: Normal or a Sign of Trouble?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Mild memory lapses such as forgetting where you put your keys or reading glasses, though worrisome, are normal, experts say. But certain memory problems -- such as putting your car keys in the fridge -- may indicate a mo

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    8. Clinics Selling Unapproved Stem Cell 'Therapies'

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Hundreds of clinics across the United States are marketing unapproved stem cell treatments for conditions ranging from aging skin to spinal cord injuries, a new study finds. In an online search, researchers found at least 5

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    9. This Disorder Significantly Boosts Heart Risks

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People who inherit a genetic disorder that causes high levels of "bad" LDL cholesterol have an increased risk for heart disease and hardened arteries, a new study finds. The condition is called heterozygous familial hype

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    10. FDA Approves Eye Implant for Aging Boomers

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- An implant that helps the aging eye focus on small print and nearby objects has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The implant is placed in the cornea (the clear, front surface) of one eye in people

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