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    1. No Link Between Coffee and Cancer: Experts

      June 15, 2016 -- There isn't enough proof to show a link between coffee and cancer, and coffee is no longer classified as a possible carcinogen, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) says. "I'm not really sure why coffee was in a higher category in the first place," Owen Yang, an ep

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    2. Panel: Start Colon Cancer Screening at Age 50

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Reiterating a recommendation last made in 2008, an influential U.S. panel of health experts is advocating that regular colon cancer screening begin at age 50 and continue until at least age 75. However, the U.S. Prevent

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    3. Novel Brain Cancer Treatment Taps Into Sound Waves

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Brain cancer patients might benefit from an implantable ultrasound device that appears to enhance chemotherapy treatment, a small study says. Researchers from the Pitie-Salpetriere Hospital in Paris and other French i

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    4. Timing of Zika Infection in Pregnancy May Be Key

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The danger of Zika-related birth defects may be confined to maternal infections that occur during the first two trimesters of a pregnancy, a new study suggests. Colombian and U.S. researchers studied almost 12,000 pre

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    5. This Can Help HIV Patients Battling Lymphoma

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People living with HIV are at high risk for lymphoma, and a new study concludes that stem cell transplant should be standard treatment in these cases. The transplants should be "autologous" -- meaning the cells come fro

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    6. Skin Cancer Check? Do Some Sole-Searching

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Sunlight is considered the leading cause of melanoma, but daily wear-and-tear appears to promote the deadly skin cancer in at least one place where the sun rarely shines, researchers say. Stress and damage caused by w

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    7. Top 5 Costly Inpatient Conditions for Hospitals

      June 15, 2016 -- Sepsis, a life-threatening illness when an infection spreads through the body, was the most expensive condition treated in U.S. hospitals in 2013. Then came: Osteoarthritis Newborn care Complications from devices, implants, or grafts Heart attacks That's all according to a brief fro

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    8. Sleep Apnea Tied to Complications After Angioplasty

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Sleep apnea may increase the risk of serious complications in people who have undergone angioplasty to clear blocked heart arteries, researchers say. In angioplasty, also called percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI),

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    9. FAQ: New 'Stomach Pump' Weight Loss Device

      June 15, 2016 -- There’s a new option for obese people who might be struggling to lose weight, but it may not be for the faint of heart. On Tuesday, the FDA approved a device called the AspireAssist. It doesn’t involve major surgery -- it works by removing some of what's in your stomach through a tu

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    10. Yellow Fever Outbreak: Is the U.S. at Risk?

      Editor’s note: This story was updated June 23, 2016, with updated case numbers and WHO emergency vaccination in two African countries. April 28, 2016 -- An ongoing yellow fever outbreak in Africa has global health and infectious diseases experts concerned. The virus is mosquito-borne and can be dead

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