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    1. Peanut Allergy Treatment: The Earlier, the Better

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A treatment for peanut allergies may work better if it's given to children earlier, even as young as 9 months, before the body's "allergic program" fully matures, new research suggests. The treatment is called oral imm

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    2. FDA Fast-Tracks Ketamine for Depression Treatment

      Aug. 18, 2016 -- The experimental drug esketamine (also known as ketamine) has been placed on the fast track for U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval for treating major depression, according to Janssen Pharmaceutical. Ketamine -- perhaps best known as a street drug -- is listed by the World He

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    3. Early Prostate Cancer Diagnoses Continue to Fall

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Diagnoses of early prostate cancer continue to decline in the United States, following the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation against routine screening for the disease, researchers report. The screening

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    4. Improper Contact Lens Use Can Damage Eyes: CDC

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Unsafe use of contact lenses -- such as sleeping with them in place or using the same pair for too long -- is triggering serious eye injuries for many Americans, a new report finds. In fact, eye damage occurred in nearly

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    5. McDonalds Pulls Fitness Trackers From Happy Meals

      Aug. 18, 2016 -- Reports of skin irritations have led McDonald's to remove fitness trackers from Happy Meals. "We have taken this swift and voluntary step after receiving limited reports of potential skin irritations that may be associated from wearing the band," company spokeswoman Terri Hickey sai

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    6. Fatty Fish May Curb Eye Risks for Diabetics, Study Finds

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Two servings of fish a week may be enough to lower the heightened risk for blindness that those with diabetes face, a new Spanish study suggests. Diabetic retinopathy is a serious complication of type 2 diabetes resulting f

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    7. Gallstones Linked to Higher Heart Disease Risk

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People who've ever suffered gallstones may have a slightly increased risk of developing heart disease down the road, a large new study suggests. In a group of more than one-quarter million U.S. adults, researchers found tho

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    8. Could Diet in Pregnancy Raise Child's ADHD Odds?

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- An unhealthy diet during pregnancy could influence a child's risk of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a new study warns. Researchers found that a high-fat, high-sugar diet can affect the function of a g

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    9. Two Genes May Help Predict Breast Cancer Survival

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The activity of two genes may help predict certain breast cancer patients' chances of survival and guide their treatment, British researchers report. "We have seen major strides in the treatment of breast cancer, but onc

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    10. Many People Still Without Health Insurance

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Despite an overall rise in health insurance coverage among all Americans, Hispanics, low-income earners and younger adults are still likely to be uninsured, a new survey finds. The Commonwealth Fund report found that mor

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