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  1. Are We Taking Some Medicines for Too Long?

    July 17, 2015 -- At any given time, almost half of all Americans are using at least one prescription drug. That’s not to mention all the over-the-counter medications we take without a prescription. We take a lot of medicine. But are we using some for too long? In the long run, some medications can d

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  2. Radiation Use and 'Low-Risk' Prostate Cancers

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Higher doses of radiation may improve survival in men with medium- and high-risk prostate cancers, but it does not do the same for those with low-risk disease, a new study suggests. As is the case with many cancers, doctor

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  3. Could That Before-Dinner Drink Make You Eat More?

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Having a drink before dinner really may make some people eat more -- by focusing the brain's attention on food aromas, a small study suggests. The effect is modest, and not universal, the researchers said. But the findings, r

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  4. Beach Sand More Likely Than Water to Make You Sick

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Heading to the beach this weekend? A new study finds that when it comes to germs, beachgoers may have more to fear from the sand they sit on than the water they swim in. Studies done with water and sand from Hawaiian beach

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  5. Magnetic Pulses to Brain May Ease Ringing in Ears

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Magnetic pulses to the brain may provide lasting relief to many people with tinnitus, new research suggests. The nearly 45 million Americans with tinnitus hear a persistent ringing, buzzing, hissing or other sound even whe

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  6. Many Young Women Taking Up 'Very Light' Smoking

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- While overall smoking rates are falling in the United States, a new study points to one exception: Young women who often opt for "very light" smoking. The study defined a very light habit as smoking five or fewer cigaret

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  7. Most Obese People Will Never Reach Normal Weight

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Weight loss is considered a major health goal for people who are obese, but the reality is that few reach a normal weight or keep any lost pounds off, a new study shows. In any given year, obese men had a 1-in-210 chance of

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  8. Vitamin B12 Supplements May Not Help Some Seniors

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Vitamin B12 supplements are known to benefit seniors with severe B12 deficiency, but they may not help those who are just moderately deficient, a new study suggests. "Many people may be taking vitamin B12 supplements on a r

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  9. U.S. High-Risk Areas for Lyme Disease Increasing

    July 16, 2015 -- There has been a significant increase of areas in the United States where people are at high risk for Lyme disease, a federal government study says. There are now 260 counties where the number of Lyme disease cases is at least twice as high as what's expected given the size of a cou

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  10. 2 Million Pounds of Chicken Products Recalled

    July 16, 2015 -- About 1.9 million pounds of frozen, raw, stuffed and breaded chicken products have been recalled by Aspen Foods due to possible salmonella contamination. The products were produced between April 15, 2015 and July 10, 2015 and have "best if used by" dates between July 14, 2016 and Oc

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