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  1. Does Facebook Lead Young Women to Dangerous Diets?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study provides insight into how Facebook use by young women can lead to poor body image and risky dieting. The study included 128 college-aged women who completed an online survey about their eating habits and their

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  2. Big Swings in Blood Pressure Could Spell Trouble

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Wide blood pressure fluctuations may signal an increased risk of heart disease and early death, researchers say. The large study of people taking blood pressure medication found that variations of more than 14 mm Hg in s

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  3. Expert Panel Recommends Depression Questionnaire

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Part of your next visit to your family doctor's office should be spent filling out a questionnaire to assess whether you're suffering from depression, an influential panel of preventive medicine experts recommends. What'

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  4. Teens Using E-Cigs More Prone to Take Up Smoking

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Teenagers who use electronic cigarettes may be more likely to smoke the real thing, new research suggests. The study, which included almost 2,100 California high school students, found that one-quarter had ever "vaped" (tried

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  5. Low-Nicotine Cigs Won't Necessarily Help Quitting

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, July 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Low-nicotine cigarettes alone don't help smokers quit over the long term, a new study finds. "We don't know that very low-nicotine cigarettes will not reduce nicotine dependence, but progressively reducing nicotine conte

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  6. New Skin Cancer Drug Approved by FDA

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new drug to treat the most common form of skin cancer has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Odomzo (sonidegib) was cleared to treat locally advanced basal cell carcinoma in patients who cannot under

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  7. A New Way to Treat High Cholesterol?

    Editor's note: Updated July 28, 2015. June 10, 2015 -- A new class of medications on the horizon can lower "bad" LDL cholesterol to unheard-of levels. The new class is called PCSK9 inhibitors. The FDA approved the first drug, called alirocumab (Praluent), on July 24. An FDA advisory panel has recomm

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  8. Dementia Risk May Be Dropping With Generations

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that people born after 1930 may have a lower risk of developing dementia than the generation before them, adding to evidence that the incidence of dementia may be declining in the United States and elsew

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  9. Medical Marijuana May Pose Risk to Teens: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who have legal permission to use medical marijuana are 10 times more likely to say they're addicted than those who get the drug illegally, a new study shows. University of Michigan researchers looked at nearly 4,400

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  10. Daily Value for Added Sugars Coming to Food Labels

    July 24, 2015 -- Food manufacturers will be required to tell consumers how much sugar is added to their products and show how the amount compares to recommended daily limits under new changes to nutrition labels proposed by the FDA on Friday. Many nutritionists and public health experts blame rising

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