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Does a Low-Fat Dairy Habit Boost Parkinson's Risk?

By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Though you might think eating low-fat dairy foods is a healthy move, new research suggests the habit is tied to a slight rise in the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease. Experts who reviewed the study stressed that the …

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High Thyroid Hormone Levels and Stiffer Arteries

By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Middle-aged and older folks with elevated levels of a thyroid hormone may face a higher risk of developing hardened blood vessels, a new Dutch study suggests. Hardened blood vessels (atherosclerosis) develop when plaque builds up on blood vessel …

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Depression May Hasten Death After Heart Diagnosis

By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Heart patients who subsequently develop depression may be about twice as likely to die over the next 10 years as those without mental health troubles, a new study suggests. Depression — which is common after a heart diagnosis …

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Older Bones Benefit From Dairy Plus Vitamin D

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) — A combination of vitamin D supplements and certain dairy foods may protect against age-related bone loss, a new study indicates. Consumption of milk, yogurt and cheese was associated with higher bone mineral density in the spine and less …

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Colon Cancer Rising Among Gen Xers, Millennials

By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Americans in their early 50s and younger — Gen Xers and millennials — are experiencing significant increases in colon and rectal cancer, a new study reports. And this may portend an overall increase in colon and rectal cancer …

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Diabetes Risk May Be Higher for Adults With HIV

By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 31, 2017 (HealthDay News) — People infected with the virus that causes AIDS may be more likely to develop diabetes, new research suggests. In the study, the prevalence of diabetes was almost 4 percent higher among HIV-positive adults than the general population. …

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Study Suggests Newer Cholesterol Drugs Are Safe

By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) — A combination of drugs that drastically lowers “bad” cholesterol levels appears safe for heart patients, but whether it prevents heart attacks or strokes isn’t yet known, researchers report. “It may be that people need very low cholesterol levels …

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Good News for Older Women With Early Breast Cancer

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Older women treated for a very early form of breast cancer, called ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), do not have an overall increased risk of early death compared to their peers, a new study finds. “Being diagnosed with …

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Severe Side Effects From Breast Cancer Therapy

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) — About half of early stage breast cancer patients experience severe side effects from their treatment, a new study finds. “It’s in patients’ best interest to receive their treatments on time and on schedule, whenever possible, to give them …

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Childhood Asthma May Encourage Obesity

“Children who don’t feel well [due to asthma] can’t exercise,” she said. Also, “part of it is fear.” They’re afraid of an asthma attack. That inactivity can lead to obesity, Hernandez-Trujillo said. Doctors usually prescribe two types of medication for asthma: a long-term control inhaler; and a quick-relief, or rescue, …

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