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Research May Help Spot Soldiers at Risk for Workplace Violence

THURSDAY, Oct. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) — With a newly developed computer model, researchers were able to successfully predict which 5 percent of U.S. Army soldiers committed more than one-third of all major Army workplace violent crimes over a six-year period.
The researchers said that the model could help identify service members who need intensive interventions. […]

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Common Gene Variant May Raise Miscarriage Risk, Study Finds

THURSDAY, Oct. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Scientists report that a common gene variant may be linked to both early pregnancy loss and failed in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments.
The variant in a woman’s genome, which causes errors in the cell replication process, is strongly associated with risk of aneuploidy — an abnormal number of chromosomes […]

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Carrots Really Are Good for Your Eyes, Study Finds

Your parents may have told you, “Eat your carrots, they’re good for your eyes,” and a new study suggests they were on to something.

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10-Minute Walk May Help After Hours of Sitting

If you have to sit almost all day while you work, take a short walk whenever you can.

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1 in 8 American Kids is At Risk for Measles

In a finding that underscores the dangers of not vaccinating all children for measles, researchers estimate that one in eight American children are vulnerable to this highly infectious disease.

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Worse Psoriasis, Less Healthy Arteries, Study Finds

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Oct. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The skin disorder psoriasis appears linked with artery inflammation, raising the odds for heart disease, a new study says.
“As the amount of psoriasis increases, the amount of blood vessel inflammation increases,” said senior investigator Dr. Nehal Mehta, a clinical investigator with the U.S. National Heart, […]

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Scientists Get Closer to Genetics of Homosexuality in Men

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Oct. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Scientists are reporting that they’ve linked the way genes in certain regions of the human genome work to influence sexual orientation in males.
The findings don’t explain how such variations in the workings of these genetic regions might affect sexuality in one or both genders. But […]

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Bike Helmets Protect Against Severe Brain Injury, Study Says

THURSDAY, Oct. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Wearing a bicycle helmet significantly reduces the risk of serious brain injury and death from a crash, a new study shows.
Researchers analyzed the medical records of more than 6,200 people who suffered a traumatic brain injury in a cycling crash. Of those patients, just over one-quarter were wearing […]

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Surgery May Raise Survival With Advanced Melanoma: Study

THURSDAY, Oct. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) — New research suggests that for patients with melanoma that has spread to the abdomen, surgical removal of the tumor can extend survival.
The study was led by Dr. Gary Deutsch, now a surgical oncologist at North Shore-LIJ Health System in Great Neck, N.Y. His team tracked outcomes for […]

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Colonoscopy Findings Fade Quickly From Memory

THURSDAY, Oct. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The longer it’s been since their last colonoscopy, the more likely patients are to forget important details about their procedure, a new study finds.
In the study, 200 people were asked to recall the date of their last colonoscopy and the findings. Their answers were compared to their health […]

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Low-Income HIV Patients May Be Doing Better on Obamacare

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Oct. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Low-income HIV patients who enrolled in Obamacare may be faring better than they did on traditional state assistance, a new study suggests.
At least that’s the case in Virginia, where the study was done. Researchers found that people infected with HIV (the virus that causes […]

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Americans Spend More on Health Care, But Fare Worse: Report

THURSDAY, Oct. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A new global report shows that money doesn’t buy everything when it comes to health care in the United States.
When compared to 12 other industrialized nations, Americans shelled out the most cash on health care services, but they fared worst in terms of life expectancy, according to the […]

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Risk of Bladder Cancer Rising for Workers in Many Industries

THURSDAY, Oct. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Despite efforts by lawmakers and manufacturers to protect workers and provide safe working environments, the risk of bladder cancer is still rising in certain industries, a new study finds.
Most cases of this common form of cancer develop following exposure to carcinogens that are inhaled, ingested or come into […]

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Elephants’ Cancer-Crushing Secrets May Someday Help People

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Oct. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) — What weighs upwards of 14,000 pounds, can live well past 70 years, and almost never gets cancer? The elephant.
Scientists hope that by decoding the cancer-fighting skills of the world’s biggest land animal they might gain new insights into how to better fight human disease.
Now, a […]

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Surgeon’s Experience Tied to Success of Thyroid Removal: Study

THURSDAY, Oct. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Patients who undergo thyroid removal may be less likely to suffer complications if their surgeon performs many such surgeries each year, a new study says.
Removal of the thyroid gland, located at the base of the neck, is a common operation. More than 72,300 total thyroidectomies are performed in […]

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Sensitive Blood Test May Help Rule Out Heart Attack

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A new, highly sensitive blood test may help doctors quickly rule out heart attack for almost two-thirds of people who seek emergency room treatment for chest pain, a new study suggests.
Researchers said their findings could potentially reduce unnecessary hospital admissions and substantially lower health-care costs.
“Until now, there were […]

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Contaminated Cucumbers Now Linked to 730 Illnesses

A salmonella outbreak that has been linked to contaminated cucumbers imported from Mexico has now caused 732 illnesses in 35 states, U.S. health officials said Tuesday.

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