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    1. Some Excess Weight May Boost Colon Cancer Survival

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- In what may come as a bit of a surprise, a new study found that overweight colon cancer patients tended to have better survival than their normal-weight peers. "Overweight and obesity have been identified as risk factors

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    2. ADHD Can First Appear in Young Adulthood for Some

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new British study suggests that attention-deficient hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may often develop in the young adult years. Researchers at Kings College London looked at long-term data from 2,200 British twins. They

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    3. Tumor Location Affects Colon Cancer Survival

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Your survival odds against colon cancer may depend on which side of your colon the tumor develops, new research contends. In a study of more than 1,000 men and women with colon cancer that had spread, those whose tumor

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    4. Giving Certain Foods Early May Cut Allergy Risk

      By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors have long warned parents to delay introducing certain foods to babies to decrease the risk of a potential allergic reaction, but a new study suggests that strategy probably doesn't help. The study of about 1,400

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    5. Drug May Help Kids With Sickle Cell Breathe Easier

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children with sickle cell disease may breathe easier when they're given hydroxyurea -- an effective, but underused, drug for the disease, new research suggests. In a study of 94 young people with sickle cell, researchers fo

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    6. Is Your City One of America's Fittest?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Washington, D.C., is the fittest city in the United States for the third straight year, a new report shows. Minneapolis-St. Paul came in second and Denver moved up from sixth last year to third this year, the report said

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    7. Early Palliative Care Seems to Help Caregivers Too

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Palliative care that's offered soon after a terminal cancer diagnosis can also help caregivers, a new study indicates. "This study suggests that early palliative care creates a powerful positive feedback loop in families

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    8. Triclosan May Not Be a Dirty Word After All

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Triclosan, an ingredient used in some antibacterial products and toothpaste, is a dirty word in certain circles. But triclosan might not cause the harms that some fear, new research suggests. "There are a lot of

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    9. High HIV Rates for Gay Men in Some Southern Cities

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Rates of HIV infection among gay and bisexual men are approaching 30 percent to 40 percent in some southern U.S. cities, a new report finds. According to the study, about 39.5 percent of gay and bisexual men in Jackson,

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    10. Epilepsy Drug Lyrica Linked to Birth Defects Risk

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The widely prescribed drug pregabalin (Lyrica) may slightly increase the risk for birth defects, a new study suggests. In a small study, researchers found that among women taking Lyrica during the first trimester of pr

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