Americans’ Risk of Dying From Cancer Is Falling, CDC Finds

Your Risk of Dying From Cancer Is Falling: CDC By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The risk that any one American will die from cancer — the cancer death rate — is going down, regardless of sex or race, a new government study reports. However, because the United States […]

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Migraine’s Link to Higher Heart Disease Risk May Not Be Genetic

Migraines and Link to Higher Heart Disease Risk By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People who have migraines have a greater risk for heart disease, but their genes may not be to blame for the connection, new research suggests. Scientists looked at two large studies that pinpointed genetic […]

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European bonds and stocks on the defensive before tight Greek vote

By Marius Zaharia LONDON (Reuters) – European bonds and stocks traded cautiously on Friday before a Greek referendum on EU-prescribed reforms that could determine the country’s future in the euro zone and which polls suggest could go either way. Yields on top-rated German 10-year Bunds, the benchmark for European borrowing costs, fell as some investors […]

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Children with Autism Respond Differently to Smells: Study

Kids with Autism Respond Differently to Smells By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Children with autism spectrum disorders appear to respond to stinky smells differently from children without autism, a new study found. The difference was pronounced enough that researchers could tell who had autism and who didn’t about […]

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Could Blue Eyes Raise Odds for Alcoholism?

Could Blue Eyes Raise Odds for Alcoholism? By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People with blue eyes may be more likely to become alcoholics, a new study suggests. Genetic researchers at the University of Vermont said their findings could help doctors learn more about the roots of alcoholism, […]

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Menopausal Women at Lower Heart Risk Than Men of Similar Age

Menopausal Women: Lower Heart Risk Than These Men? By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Menopause is commonly considered a risk factor for heart disease, as the protective effect of estrogen declines. However, in a new study, researchers found that postmenopausal women had a lower risk of dying from heart […]

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Do Cholesterol Drugs Affect Aggression?

Do Cholesterol Drugs Affect Aggression? By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs might influence a person’s aggressive behaviors, increasing or decreasing their irritability and violent tendencies, a new clinical trial suggests. Men taking statins typically become less aggressive, while women on statins tend to become more aggressive, […]

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Stocks climb on optimism over Greece situation, U.S. economy

U.S. stocks closed higher on Wednesday as investors eyed better-than-expected data and remained optimistic on resolution between Greece and its creditors. ( Tweet This ) “Investors should have higher conviction we are back to trend (on economic growth),” said David Lefkowitz, Senior Equity Strategist at UBS. “I think it’s mostly about Greece (and) a lot […]

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White Men May Get Better Treatment for Abnormal Heartbeat

White Men May Get Better Treatment for AFib By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Women, Hispanics and blacks are less likely than white men to receive optimal treatment for atrial fibrillation in the United States, researchers say. The study of more than a half-million Medicare patients found that women […]

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Under-the-Tongue Hay Fever Pills Offer Little Benefit: Study

Under-the-Tongue Hay Fever Pills: Little Benefit? By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Under-the-tongue pills for hay fever sufferers provide little symptom relief and often come with bothersome side effects, new research finds. Under-the-tongue, or sublingual, therapy is widely used in Europe as an alternative to allergy shots. In the […]

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