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    1. U.S. Suicide Rate Up 24 Percent Since 1999: CDC

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Suicide rates in the United States rose 24 percent between 1999 and 2014, with young girls and middle-aged men accounting for the largest increases, federal health officials reported Friday. By 2014, the total suicide r

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    2. 1 in 8 U.S. Workers Has Some Hearing Loss: CDC

      By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly 13 percent of U.S. workers suffer from at least some hearing loss, a new federal government study finds. And 2 percent of the more than 1.4 million workers tested across nine industry sectors between 2003 and 2012 h

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    3. While Travelers Sleep, Brain Patrols for Danger

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- When you sleep in a new place, a part of your brain remains alert for potential threats, a new study finds. The findings might help explain why many people sleep poorly on their first night in a hotel, a sleep laborator

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    4. Retirement Can Be Golden for Your Health

      By Don Rauf HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Although aging may mean more physical problems, retirement can help people lead healthier lives, a new study from Australia suggests. Researchers found that when folks retire they tend to increase their physical activity, si

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    5. Breast Cancer Meds Won't Raise Risk of These

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Treatment with estrogen-lowering drugs called aromatase inhibitors doesn't raise the risk of heart attacks and strokes among breast cancer survivors, a new study suggests. However, the researchers did find that women wh

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    6. AR Governor Extends Medicaid Expansion

               By David Ramsey        Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson Thursday signed an appropriation bill into law and used a line-item veto to insure continuation of the state’s Medicaid expansion, ending a two-week budget standoff.        The Medicaid expansion covers more than 267,000 Arkansans who make

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    7. These Breast Cancer Meds Not Tied to 'Chemo Brain'

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Some breast cancer patients complain of a fogged mental condition often called "chemo brain," experienced after their therapy. Now, new research suggests that at least one class of chemotherapy drugs, called anthracycli

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    8. Toxic Shock Cases: More Than a Blip?

      April 21, 2016 -- Rylie Whitten used tampons from the time she started getting her period, like most of her peers. She didn’t expect that using a different brand for a few hours at the end of her period would nearly kill her. The 15-year-old from Greenville, MI, was one of five Michigan teens who fe

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    9. People With HIV May Age Faster, Study Suggests

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People with HIV may age prematurely, putting them at increased risk for an earlier death, a new study indicates. With antiretroviral therapy, many people with HIV can expect to live for decades after being infected with

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    10. Common Meds Linked to Dementia

      April 20, 2016 -- Older people who take certain medicines to treat conditions like urinary incontinence, depression, asthma, allergies, and sleeping problems should be warned that their use may bring a higher risk of dementia, scientists say. A small Indiana University study found that people using

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