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  1. Younger Women With Diabetes and Heart Attack Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Young women with diabetes are much more likely to have a heart attack than those without the blood sugar disease, new research says. The study from Poland also found that young women who actually had a heart attack were

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  2. Excess Midlife Weight Tied to Earlier Alzheimer's

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Avoiding middle-age spread could be one way to delay the onset of dementia, a new study hints. Researchers found that among 142 elderly adults with Alzheimer's disease, those who were overweight at age 50 tended to develop t

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  3. Pot Overtakes Cigarettes Among College Students

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- On college campuses nationwide, daily cigarette smoking appears to be in steep decline while the rate of smoking pot each day climbs, well, higher. In fact, a new study shows that, for the first time, more U.S. college st

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  4. U.S. Smoking Rate Falls to 15 Percent: CDC

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. smoking rate continues to decline, with just over 15 percent of adults reporting they're current smokers, a new government survey reveals. That's down from nearly 17 percent in 2014 and almost 18 percent in 201

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  5. Medicaid Drives Historic Coverage Gains In CO

    By Katie Kerwin McCrimmon, Health News Colorado Colorado’s uninsured rate has plummeted from a recent high of 15.8 percent four years ago to 6.7 percent this year, and the success of the Affordable Care Act in Colorado is almost entirely the result of Medicaid expansion, according to a much anticipa

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  6. Is Obesity Risk ‘Hardwired’ in the Brain?

    Sept. 1, 2015 -- Some people become obese because their cravings for food are built-in, according to new research. Australian and Spanish research teams came to their conclusions using MRI brain scans to investigate people's responses to pictures of food. They found that a food craving activates dif

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  7. Pure Powdered Caffeine a Serious Health Risk: FDA

    Sept. 1, 2015 -- Pure powdered caffeine poses a serious health risk and is known to have caused the death of two teens in 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. One teaspoon of pure powdered caffeine contains the same amount of caffeine as in about 28 cups of coffee. Use of this product c

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  8. Your Heart Is Likely 'Older' Than You Are

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Three out of four American adults have a heart that's "older" than their years, raising their risk for heart attack or stroke, federal health officials said Tuesday. Your "heart age" is based on a risk profile that incl

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  9. Too Much TV Time Tied to Lung Blood Clot Risk

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who sit around watching TV for hours on end may raise their risk for a sudden and deadly blockage of a lung artery, new research reveals. Called a pulmonary embolism, the condition is described by study author Toru Shi

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  10. Too Little Sleep May Quadruple Your Risk for Colds

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- When you're run down from lack of sleep, you really are more apt to catch a cold, a new study finds. Investigators exposed 164 adults to a cold virus, and found better-rested folks more likely to resist infection. Those who s

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