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  1. Alzheimer's Blood Test a 'Major' Step Closer: Study

    July 8, 2014 -- A major advance has been made in creating a blood test to predict when at-risk people will develop Alzheimer's disease, according to scientists. In a study that included more than 1,000 people, the British researchers identified proteins in the blood that were 87 percent accurate in

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  2. Cervical Cancer Vaccine Might Not Boost Clot Risk

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Concerns that the human papillomavirus vaccine may increase the risk of serious blood clots seem unfounded, a new study says. The study of half a million Danish women who received the HPV vaccine, which protects against

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  3. Severe Obesity Cuts Up to 14 Years Off Life: Study

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who are severely obese may lose as many as 14 years off their life, a new study suggests. U.S. researchers pooled data from 20 previous studies and found that a body mass index (BMI) greater than 40 -- considered

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  4. Men Develop Breast Cancer, Too

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- While rare, breast cancer does occur in men and is often diagnosed at a later age and stage than in women, experts say. Each year in the United States, about 2,000 cases of male breast cancer are diagnosed and about 500 men

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  5. Kids on Tight Schedules May Lose Out, Study Says

    By Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Which approach to parenting is best: tiger mom or free range? A new study suggests that kids may need a little more latitude with their free time instead of having their days packed with lessons, sports and structure

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  6. Kids With Same-Sex Parents Score High in Health

    July 7, 2014 -- Children of same-sex parents are healthier and happier than children in the general population, a new study says. Researchers surveyed 500 children of same-sex parents in Australia. About 80 percent of the youngsters had female parents and about 18 percent had male parents, the Washi

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  7. Hookah Smoking Popular Among Well-Heeled Teens

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- While American teenagers have increasingly been saying "no" to cigarettes over the past decade, almost one in five high school seniors now say they have smoked a hookah pipe, a new survey shows. A form of smoking that has been

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  8. Obesity May Raise Risk of COPD

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Obese people, particularly those with excess belly fat, may face a higher risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a new study suggests. The researchers report that women with a waist size of rough

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  9. Many Anesthesiologists Fail to Wash Hands: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Anesthesiologists may need to improve their hand hygiene habits during surgery, because they might be putting patients at risk for infections, a new study suggests. Researchers observed anesthesiologists during operations a

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  10. Genes May Be Key to Great Musicians

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Chopin, Vivaldi and Bach may have had natural musical talent, and then some. A new study suggests accomplished musicians are genetically programmed to commit to the long hours of practice needed to become skilled musicians.

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