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    1. Red Hair, Pale Skin Genes Raise Melanoma Risk?

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- DNA that's tied to red hair, fair skin and freckles may also be highly linked to a person's genetic odds of skin cancer, new research suggests. The study's British authors estimate that having the gene is roughly

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    2. Cancer Drug Shows Early Promise for Parkinson's

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A drug used to treat leukemia has shown initial signs of promise for advanced cases of Parkinson's disease, researchers are reporting. Experts stressed that the study was small, and primarily designed to see whether the drug

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    3. Meds Prevent HIV Transmission With Unprotected Sex

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- HIV transmission is highly unlikely among straight couples who have sex without condoms when one partner carries the virus but takes medication, new research suggests. For gay couples in the same scenario, the risk seems

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    4. Heart Failure, Cancer Risk Link?

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People who develop heart failure after a heart attack may also face a higher risk of cancer, a new study suggests. And, they may be prone to cancers affecting the lungs or the digestive system, according to the researchers

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    5. Fewer Allergies in Kids Who Suck Thumb, Bite Nails

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- If your kid's nail-biting or thumb-sucking habit drives you nuts, you'll be happy to hear that a new study suggests those habits may have a health benefit. Children who suck their thumb or bite their nails past preschool age

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    6. Are E-Cigs Slowing Teen Anti-Smoking Push?

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Declines in teenage smoking in the United States may be slowing because of the popularity of electronic cigarettes, a new study contends. "We found evidence that e-cigarettes are recruiting at least some youth who likely w

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    7. Many Use Antibiotics Without Consulting Doctor

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Adding to fears about the overuse of antibiotics, a new Texas study finds that one in every 20 adults has hoarded the drugs and used them without a doctor's guidance. For years, health experts have warned that over

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    8. Study Links Severe Head Injury to Parkinson's Risk

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A traumatic brain injury with loss of consciousness may increase the risk of developing Parkinson's disease, new research suggests. "It could be that the head injury itself initiates a cascade of effects that ultimately

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    9. Could More Fruits, Vegetables Make You Happier?

      July 14, 2016 -- Eating up to eight servings of fruit and vegetables a day could make you feel happier, new research suggests. Experts have long recommended a diet with lots of fruits and vegetables to help guard against cancer and heart disease. But, researchers say, it’s hard to persuade people to

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    10. Utah Man 1st Zika-linked Death in Continental U.S.

      July 11, 2016 -- An elderly resident of Utah who died at the end of June is the first fatality in the continental United States linked to infection with the Zika virus, local health officials said Friday. The resident, whose name and age were not revealed, had traveled to an undisclosed destination

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