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    1. Wide Variation Seen in 'Dense' Breast Diagnoses

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A woman's odds of being told she has "dense" breasts may depend on which radiologist reads her mammogram, a new study finds. The study, which involved centers in four U.S. states, found that radiologists varied widely in how

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    2. Is There a New Way to Get Zika?

      July 18, 2016 -- The CDC is investigating a Zika mystery: how a Utah resident got the virus without traveling or sexual contact. The new case is a relative and caregiver of an elderly Zika patient who died in late June. The deceased man had traveled to an area where Zika is spreading, and lab tests

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    3. Gut Bacteria May Hold Clues to Chronic Fatigue

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Chronic fatigue syndrome -- a condition that continues to baffle doctors -- may be influenced by a person's intestinal bacteria -- sometimes called gut microbiome, new research finds. "Patients with chronic fatigue syndr

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    4. 9 Out of 10 Strokes Could Be Prevented: Study

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability but the vast majority of strokes are preventable, according to a new study. Researchers discovered that 10 controllable risk factors account for 90 percent of all s

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    5. Midlife Memory Lapses May Be Normal Part of Aging

      July 15, 2016 -- Midlife memory lapses may reflect a shift in how your brain forms and retrieves memories, not a decline in thinking skills, a new study suggests. Researchers at the Douglas Brain Imaging Centre of McGill University in Montreal found that during a memory-related task, a brain region

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    6. Do ADHD Medicines Boost Substance Abuse Risk?

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Parents often worry that their children who take stimulants to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be at higher risk for substance abuse later. Now, a surprising new study finds that risk was actual

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    7. Are Women's Cornea Transplants Riskier From Men?

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women who undergo a cornea transplant may have a worse outcome if their donor is a man, a new study suggests. Subtle differences between men and women may increase the risk of failure or rejection for up to five ye

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    8. 1st Woman-to-Man Sexual Zika Transmission Reported

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A New York City woman who became infected with the Zika virus on a trip outside the United States passed the infection to her boyfriend during sex, city health officials reported. It's the first reported case of female-t

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    9. Zika Outbreak May 'Burn Out' Within 3 Years

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A team of British experts in disease outbreaks believes that the Zika epidemic afflicting Latin America will end within three years. They based their estimate on modeling using available data on the outbreak, whi

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    10. Normal Weight May Not Protect Against Diabetes

      By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Type 2 diabetes has long been considered a disease of the overweight and obese, but a new study challenges that notion. It finds nearly one in five normal-weight people has prediabetes -- a condition that can lead to typ

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