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    1. Diabetes Ups Risk of Heart Attack Death

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People with diabetes are much more likely to die after a heart attack than people without the blood sugar condition, a new study finds. Researchers included 700,000 people in the study. All of them were hospitalized with a

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    2. Scans May Spare These Patients From Chemo

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A certain type of medical scan can be used to help spare some Hodgkin lymphoma patients from the severe side effects of chemotherapy, a new study suggests. Researchers found that PET imaging can identify patients whose H

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    3. Healthy Living Slashes Cancer Risk

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A healthy lifestyle that includes regular exercise and eating nutritiously can lower your risk of developing cancer by as much as 45 percent, a new evidence review concludes. The review also found that people who follo

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    4. Sprained Ankle May Have Longer-Term Health Effects

      By E.J. Mundell HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many Americans have suffered through an ankle break or sprain, but new research suggests these injuries might have a larger effect on health. The study, based on a survey of thousands of adults, found that people with inj

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    5. FluMist Nasal Flu Vaccine Ineffective: CDC Panel

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Americans may have to do without the easier, nasal spray form of flu vaccine next flu season, a panel of experts decided Wednesday. That's because the medicine, called FluMist, has been largely ineffective in children in

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    6. Southern States Lagging in Tough Smoking Bans

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Smokers in southern states can still find plenty of places to spread secondhand smoke to others, a new report finds. In fact, no states in the U.S. Southeast have comprehensive smoke-free laws to protect nonsmokers from

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    7. Republicans Unveil Plan To Replace Health Law

               By Julie Rovner        Six years after promising a plan to “repeal and replace” the federal health law, House Republicans are finally ready to deliver.        The 37-page white paper, called “A Better Way,” includes virtually every idea on health care proposed by Republicans going back at l

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    8. Behavior Woes Hamper More Boys vs. Girls in School

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Behavior problems are more likely to hold boys back in school than girls, a new study shows. "When I compared 4- and 5-year-old boys and girls who had the same levels of behavior problems -- including difficulty sustain

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    9. Zika Can Also Strike Eyes of Adults: Report

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors in Brazil report that a man infected with Zika developed a potentially severe eye condition, in another sign that the dreaded virus can harm vision in both babies and adults. "Zika patients should report every s

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    10. This at Bedtime Could Temporarily Rob Your Sight

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A short-lived optical sensation can lead some smartphone users to mistakenly believe they've lost sight in one eye, British doctors report. The temporary vision loss can affect people who read their smartphone in the

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