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  1. Aging Brains and Vulnerability to Alzheimer's

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Age is the greatest risk factor for Alzheimer's disease, and researchers now think they know why that's the case. New cutting-edge technology reveals that as you age, your brain becomes less and less capable of flushin

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  2. Contact Lens Wearers Take Chances With Their Eyes

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Most contact lens wearers close their eyes to safety recommendations, a new U.S. government study finds. Nearly all of the 41 million Americans who use contact lenses admit they engage in at least one type of risky behav

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  3. Jimmy Carter: Melanoma Has Spread to Brain

    Aug. 20, 2015 -- Former President Jimmy Carter outlined Thursday an aggressive course of treatment that he'll follow to attack the melanoma that was discovered in his liver and has spread to his brain. In a remarkably candid and detailed press conference, Carter, 90, talked about his plan to fight t

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  4. Those With Few Moles and Deadlier Skin Cancer Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who have many moles are at increased risk for melanoma skin cancer, but people with fewer moles may be more likely to develop a more aggressive form of the disease, a new study suggests. Melanoma is the deadliest

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  5. Psoriasis Linked to Higher Risk of Depression

    By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with psoriasis may be twice as likely to experience depression as those without the common skin condition, regardless of its severity, a new study suggests. "Psoriasis in general is a pretty visible disease," said s

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  6. Eating on the Run May Mean Eating More Later

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Eating "on the go" may thwart people who are watching their weight, new research suggests. The study, involving three groups each with 20 women, tested the effects of various forms of "distracted" snacking -- eating while w

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  7. 9 Factors May Be Key to Alzheimer's Risk

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Up to two-thirds of Alzheimer's cases worldwide may stem from any of nine conditions that often result from lifestyle choices, a broad research review suggests. Those include obesity (specifically, high body mass index, an

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  8. Early Stage Breast Cancer Not a Death Sentence

    By Emily Willingham HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Only 3 percent of women diagnosed with an early stage of breast cancer will die of their disease within 20 years, and more aggressive treatment does not improve that high survival rate, a new study suggests. "The good

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  9. Can What You Eat Affect Your Mental Health?

    Aug. 20, 2015 -- What's for dinner? The question is popping up in an unexpected place -- the psychiatrist's office. More research is finding that a nutritious diet isn't just good for the body; it's great for the brain, too. The knowledge is giving rise to a concept called "nutritional (or food) psy

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  10. 'Low T' Therapy Has Yet to Be Proven: FDA

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Testosterone supplements have long been marketed to aging men as a fountain of youth and virility, but there is still no proof they are safe or effective, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Writing in the

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