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Childhood traumas more common in military members

Jul 23, 2014

By The Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) — Childhood traumas are more common among military members and veterans than among civilians, according to a new study. Researchers say the results support the notion that for some, enlistment serves as an escape from troubled upbringings.

The study is the ...

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Acetaminophen May Not Help Against Back Pain, Study Contends

Jul 23, 2014

By Mary Elizabeth Dallas, HealthDay Reporter

WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Even though its use is often advised by doctors, the painkiller acetaminophen -- best known as Tylenol -- does not help treat lower back pain, according to a new Australian study.

The researchers found the drug ...

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Many U.S. Male Soldiers Had Troubled Childhoods, Study Finds

Jul 23, 2014

By Alan Mozes
HealthDay Reporter

WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. servicemen are more likely to have been exposed to some form of childhood trauma than their civilian counterparts, a large, new survey suggests.

The finding seems to apply solely to military men, not women.

The research ...

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Good Odds for Those Who Need Bone Marrow Donor, Study Finds

Jul 23, 2014

By Dennis Thompson
HealthDay Reporter

WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Most blood cancer patients in the United States who need a bone marrow transplant can find an acceptable match through the National Marrow Donor Program, a new study has determined.

Depending on a patient's race or ...

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Routine Pulse Check May Prevent Second Stroke, Study Says

Jul 23, 2014

By Robert Preidt, HealthDay Reporter

WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Regularly checking the pulse of a stroke survivor may help prevent another stroke, researchers report.

"Screening pulse is the method of choice for checking for irregular heartbeat for people over age 65 who have never ...

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Painful, Itchy Patches Could Be Sign of Skin Cancer

Jul 23, 2014

By Randy Dotinga, HealthDay Reporter

WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Painful or itchy skin lesions could be a warning sign of skin cancer, researchers report.

"Patients sometimes have multiple lesions that are suspicious looking, and those that are itchy or painful should raise high ...

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HIV Meds May Also Help Control Hepatitis C, Study Finds

Jul 23, 2014

By Mary Elizabeth Dallas, HealthDay Reporter

WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For patients infected with both HIV and hepatitis C, HIV antiretroviral therapy may help control both viruses, a small study suggests.

Researchers said doctors could use their findings to improve treatment ...

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Gene Study Gives New Insight Into Puberty in Girls

Jul 23, 2014

By Amy Norton
HealthDay Reporter

WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The timing of a girl's first menstrual period may be determined by hundreds, and possibly thousands, of gene variations, a new study suggests.

Researchers have identified over 100 regions of DNA that are connected to the ...

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Cystic Fibrosis Drug Combo May Be Less Effective Than Hoped

Jul 23, 2014

By Randy Dotinga
HealthDay Reporter

WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A powerful drug combo may not be as effective against cystic fibrosis as previously thought. New lab-based research on human cells suggests that one of the medications might stop the other from working properly.

However,

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Dogs Can Get Jealous, Too

Jul 23, 2014

By Mary Elizabeth Dallas, HealthDay Reporter

WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Jealousy may not be the sole domain of humans, with new research showing dogs can get downright possessive when it comes to the love of their master.

When their owners showed affection toward what was actually ...

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Zydelig Approved for Three Types of Blood Cancer

Jul 23, 2014

By Scott Roberts, HealthDay Reporter

WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Zydelig (idelalisib) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat relapsed forms of blood cancer, including chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), follicular B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (FL) and ...

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Dangerous Use of Growth Hormone Surges Among U.S. Teens

Jul 23, 2014

By Mary Elizabeth Dallas, HealthDay Reporter

WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A growing number of U.S. teens are using synthetic human growth hormone (hGH) to boost their muscles and athletic ability, a new study finds.

The percentage of teens who admit to using hGH jumped to 11 percent ...

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Agents get subsidized 'Obamacare' using fake IDs

Jul 23, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Undercover investigators using fake identities were able to secure taxpayer-subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama's health care law, congressional investigators said Wednesday.

The weak link seemed to be call centers that handled applications for frazzled ...

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Health Highlights: July 23, 2014

Jul 23, 2014

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:

CDC Lab Director Resigns Following Anthrax Scare

The director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention bioterrorism lab that was tied to a recent potential anthrax exposure has ...

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Weight Loss Surgery May Help Ease Urinary Incontinence

Jul 23, 2014

By Kathleen Doheny
HealthDay Reporter

WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Weight-loss surgery appears to have an additional side benefit -- it may improve urinary incontinence symptoms in women, according to a new study.

The study found that nearly half of women in a weight-loss surgery ...

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Many Obese U.S. Kids Think They're Thinner Than They Are

Jul 23, 2014

By Steven Reinberg
HealthDay Reporter

WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many obese and overweight American children and teens look in the mirror and tell themselves their weight is fine, U.S. health officials reported Wednesday.

"Being overweight or obese is associated with adverse health ...

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Health Tip: Eating for Your Age

Jul 23, 2014

By Diana Kohnle, HealthDay Reporter

(HealthDay News) -- Eating the right foods can help you maintain health, energy and help you feel your best.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers these tips for men in their 60s:

  • Eat plenty of fiber- and antioxidant-rich foods.
  • Eggs and leafy green ...

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Survey finds sharp increase in teen use of HGH

Jul 23, 2014

By DAVID CRARY, AP National Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — Experimentation with human growth hormones by America's teens more than doubled in the past year, as more young people looked to drugs to boost their athletic performance and improve their looks, according to a new, large-scale national survey.

In a ...

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Dueling rulings: Courts split on health law clash

Jul 22, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's health care law is snarled in another big legal battle, with two federal appeals courts issuing contradictory rulings on a key financing issue within hours of each other Tuesday.

But the split rulings don't necessarily mean another trip to the Supreme Court ...

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