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    1. Cancer Experts Endorse CDC's HPV Vaccine Guidelines

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The American Cancer Society has endorsed the U.S. government's HPV vaccination recommendations, which include immunizing all preteens against the sexually transmitted human papilloma virus. In a new report, the ca

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    2. Clues to Zika's Threat to Fetus, and Stopping It

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Maternal infection with the mosquito-borne Zika virus can pose serious dangers to the fetus. Now, scientists say they've gained new insight into how the virus infects the fetus, and a potential means of preventing infecti

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    3. Healthy Fats Can Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Eating more healthy fats, like nuts, seeds and vegetable oils, while limiting animal fats and refined carbohydrates, can help prevent or control type 2 diabetes, new research suggests. The large study found these

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    4. U.S. Teen Diabetes Rate Exceeds Prior Estimates

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- More American teens have diabetes or prediabetes than previously thought, and many don't know they have the blood-sugar disease, a new study finds. Nearly 1 percent of more than 2,600 teens studied had diabetes -- with

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    5. Number of Advanced Prostate Cancer Cases Soars

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- New cases of advanced prostate cancer in the United States have skyrocketed 72 percent in the past decade, a troubling new study shows. The biggest increase was among men aged 55 to 69, with a 92 percent jump seen over

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    6. IVF Won't Raise Risk for Breast Cancer

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women who undergo in vitro fertilization (IVF) to boost their odds of having a baby aren't at increased risk of breast cancer, according to Dutch researchers. Their study of more than 25,000 women found no "signif

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    7. Even High-Fat Mediterranean Diet Good for You

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Even a high-fat Mediterranean diet may protect against breast cancer, diabetes and heart disease, a new review finds. "If you adhere to a Mediterranean diet, you will probably have fewer heart attacks and strokes, and w

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    8. Hormone Therapy Won't Help Memory After Menopause

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women who take estrogen after menopause may believe it helps them maintain their memory and thinking skills, but a new study suggests they are mistaken. Researchers found no change in mental ability associated with estr

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    9. Covered CA Health Plan Rates To Jump 13% In 2017

               By Chad Terhune and Pauline Bartolone        California’s Obamacare premiums will jump 13.2 percent on average next year, a sharp increase that is likely to reverberate nationwide in an election year.        The Covered California exchange had won plaudits by negotiating 4 percent average r

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    10. Backyard Chicken Trend Can Be Risky

      July 19, 2016 -- A growing number of chickens and other live poultry are moving from farms to backyards across the United States -- as pets, producers of fresh eggs, and, if you really want to get your hands dirty, as providers of fertilizer (think chicken poop). But their rise in popularity has bro

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