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  1. A New Way to Treat High Cholesterol?

    Editor's note: Updated July 28, 2015. June 10, 2015 -- A new class of medications on the horizon can lower "bad" LDL cholesterol to unheard-of levels. The new class is called PCSK9 inhibitors. The FDA approved the first drug, called alirocumab (Praluent), on July 24. An FDA advisory panel has recomm

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  2. Daily Value for Added Sugars Coming to Food Labels

    July 24, 2015 -- Food manufacturers will be required to tell consumers how much sugar is added to their products and show how the amount compares to recommended daily limits under new changes to nutrition labels proposed by the FDA on Friday. Many nutritionists and public health experts blame rising

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  3. Dementia Risk May Be Dropping With Generations

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that people born after 1930 may have a lower risk of developing dementia than the generation before them, adding to evidence that the incidence of dementia may be declining in the United States and elsew

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  4. Medical Marijuana May Pose Risk to Teens: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who have legal permission to use medical marijuana are 10 times more likely to say they're addicted than those who get the drug illegally, a new study shows. University of Michigan researchers looked at nearly 4,400

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  5. Sushi Linked to Salmonella Outbreak: CDC

    July 24, 2015 -- Store-bought sushi made with tuna is the main cause of a salmonella outbreak that's sickened 62 people in 11 states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. Investigators linked the outbreak to frozen yellowfin tuna that was processed in Indonesia and sold by the Osamu

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  6. These Meds May Help Some With Early Breast Cancer

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There's more evidence that two classes of inexpensive generic drugs reduce the risk of death in postmenopausal women with early breast cancer, a pair of new British studies find. The two classes of drugs -- called aromat

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  7. Good News, Bad News In Medicare Trustees Report

    By Phil Galewitz As Medicare approaches its 50th anniversary next week, the federal program got some welcome financial news Wednesday: Its giant hospital trust fund will be solvent until 2030, and its long-term outlook has improved, according to a report from the program’s trustees. But the report w

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  8. Some Cancer Survivors View Smoking as Less Risky

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer survivors who continue to smoke view the habit as less risky than survivors who quit, and they're more likely to spend time with smokers, a new study shows. Researchers from the American Cancer Society als

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  9. Well-Off, Over 50: Risk for Problem Drinking

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Are you over 50, making a good income, physically healthy and active? A new British study suggests you might need to be wary of one potential downside: a higher risk for excessive, problem drinking. A team led by Jose Ip

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  10. U.S. Oncologists Decry High Cost of Cancer Drugs

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Soaring costs for cancer drugs are hurting patient care in the United States, a group of top oncologists claim. "High cancer-drug prices are affecting the care of patients with cancer and our health care system," Dr. Aya

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