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    1. Most Americans Are Eating Better

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- More than half of Americans were eating healthier in 2012 than they were in 1999, a new study finds. In fact, the percentage of adults with poor diets dropped from 56 percent to 46 percent during that period. By 2012, p

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    2. Top-Rated Children’s Hospitals Ranked

      June 21, 2016 -- Boston Children's Hospital is No. 1 in the United States for 2016-2017, ranking in the top 5% for eight of 10 pediatric specialties in U.S. News & World Report's 10th annual rankings. Each year, U.S. News ranks the top 10 pediatric hospitals for each of 10 specialties: cancer, cardi

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    3. Another Potential Use for Statins?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists believe they've discovered another property of cholesterol-lowering statins. The drugs may significantly reduce the risk of infection in stroke patients, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed the medical r

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    4. HHS Targets Young Adults for Obamacare Enrollment

      By Phil Galewitz Amid early signs that insurance premiums under the Affordable Care Act might rise significantly next year, administration officials Tuesday previewed their plans to increase enrollment in the marketplaces, particularly among young adults who have been slow to sign up. Open enrollmen

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    5. Long Work Hours May Hurt Your Health

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Years of working long hours may help you climb the career ladder, but those hours may take a steep toll on your health -- and that's especially true for women, new research says. "People who habitually put in a lot of l

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    6. First Human Trial of Zika Vaccine Set to Begin

      June 20, 2016 -- Scientists are preparing to conduct the first human trial of a Zika vaccine. The phase I trial will assess the safety and effectiveness of the Zika DNA vaccine GLS-5700 in 40 healthy volunteers. The vaccine triggered strong immune system responses in animals, suggesting it can preve

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    7. Nearly 10 Million in U.S. Are Severely Nearsighted

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- About 9.6 million Americans are severely nearsighted, a new study finds. Rates of nearsightedness -- also known as myopia -- in the United States rose from 25 percent in the early 1970s to 40 percent around 2000, the stud

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    8. Fertility Treatment Not Tied to Twin Birth Defects

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Twins born after fertility treatments may be susceptible to different -- and fewer -- birth defects than other twins, new research suggests. The study confirms that twins have a higher risk of birth defects than singleton

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    9. Exercise May Help Thwart Ovarian Cancer

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Lack of exercise is associated with an increased risk of ovarian cancer and of death from the disease, two new studies suggest. "Women may be overwhelmed with mixed messages about physical activity or exercise recommendat

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    10. Many Don't Get Life-Extending Lung Cancer Surgery

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many patients with advanced lung cancer might live longer if treated surgically, but few go that route, new research indicates. A study of U.S. patients with late-stage non-small cell lung cancer found only 11 percent underw

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