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  1. Thinning Retina Seen as Early Warning Sign for Parkinson'sRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 16 | HON

    Your eyes could provide early evidence that you're developing Parkinson's disease, a small study out of South Korea suggests. People with early Parkinson's appear to experience a thinning of their retinas, which are the light-sensitive nerve cells that line the back of the eye, the researchers reported.

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  2. Medical Marijuana a Hit With SeniorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 5, 2018 | HON

    In a new survey, those who turned to it for treating chronic pain reported it reduced pain and decreased the need for opioid painkillers. Another patient put it this way: "It [medical marijuana] is extremely effective and has allowed me to function in my work and life again.

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  3. Cataract Surgery Tied to Fewer Car Crashes for SeniorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 28, 2018 | HON

    Data on more than half a million Canadian seniors shows that traffic accident rates fall after drivers undergo a needed cataract surgery. The effect was relatively modest -- about a 9 percent decline -- but suggest that "improvements in visual function from cataract surgery are associated with decreased driving risks," according to a team led by Dr. Matthew Schlenker, of the Kensington Eye Institute in Toronto.

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  4. More Evidence That Vaping May Help Some Smokers QuitRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 21, 2018 | HON

    There's new research suggesting that a switch over to e-cigarettes can help cigarette smokers kick their habit -- even if initially they didn't intend to. The small British study of 40 people "found that vaping may support long-term smoking abstinence," lead researcher Dr. Caitlin Notley, of Norwich Medical School, at the University of East Anglia, said in a university news release.

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  5. Many With Severe Allergies Don't Carry an EpiPen: StudyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 21, 2018 | HON

    Issues with cost or lack of training mean that more than half of U.S. adults at risk of a severe allergic reaction didn't use a lifesaving EpiPen or other epinephrine auto-injector during a recent attack. That's the finding from a new study of more than 900 adults with potentially life-threatening allergies.

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  6. Allergies More Common in Kids With AutismRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2018 | HON

    "More research is needed to determine whether there is a causal relation between allergies and autism, or something else causes both conditions," said senior study author Dr. Wei Bao, an assistant professor at the University of Iowa. Thomas Frazier, chief science officer for the advocacy group Autism Speaks, said, "Parents and clinical providers should be aware of the increased prevalence and ensure that individuals receive appropriate evaluation for allergies with subsequent treatment.

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  7. Another Drug to Prevent Migraines Shows PromiseRead the original story w/Photo

    May 29, 2018 | HON

    Earlier this month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Aimovig , the first migraine prevention drug ever developed. Galcanezumab cut in half the number of days that most patients suffered from a migraine in a month, and did so without significant side effects, researchers reported.

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  8. FDA Approves First Drug Aimed at Preventing MigrainesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 18, 2018 | HON

    The millions of Americans who suffer from migraine may have a new source of hope -- the first drug aimed at preventing the headaches gained U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval on Thursday. Researchers have found that the injected drug, called Aimovig , can prevent migraines if other treatments have failed to do so.

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  9. Deadly Falls On the Rise Among U.S. SeniorsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 11, 2018 | HON

    The number of seniors dying from falls has increased dramatically over the past decade, U.S. health officials reported Friday. Across the nation, the rate of deaths from falls among those 65 and older increased 31 percent from 2007 to 2016 -- from about 18,000 to nearly 30,000, researchers found.

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  10. Even Living Near a Farm Might Help Prevent AllergiesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 1, 2018 | HON

    While allergists have long known that farm life helps prevent allergies in kids, new research shows the benefit might even extend to adults who live near a farm. The findings "are indicative of potentially beneficial health effects of living in close proximity to farms," said a team led by Dr. Lidwien Smit, of Utrecht University in the Netherlands.

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  11. New Therapy May Prevent Tough-to-Treat MigrainesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 17, 2018 | HON

    The millions of Americans who suffer from migraine may have a new source of hope -- the first of a new class of drugs that harness the immune system to ward off the headaches. Erenumab works by blocking a key brain "neurotransmitter" chemical that sends out pain signals, the research team explained.

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  12. Spring Sneezin' Season Has SprungRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 12, 2018 | HON

    If you suffer from allergies, you already know that pollen is in the air -- even in the parts of the United States with unseasonably cool temperatures. So what kind of allergy season can we expect this year? Don't scoff: There is some evidence that climate change and increasingly warm temperatures may lead to more pollen each year.

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  13. One Man Got a Nasty Surprise From World's Hottest Chili PepperRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 9, 2018 | HON

    Forget what a hot chili pepper can do to your stomach: A new case report suggests that eating some of the hottest ones may give you a headache that can send you to the emergency room. A young man was taking part in a hot chili pepper eating contest and ate a particularly potent type called the Carolina Reaper, according to doctors from Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown, N.Y. The man immediately suffered dry heaves and over the next several days experienced intense neck pain and headaches, each of which lasted just a few seconds.

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  14. Smokers' Diets Let Them Down, TooRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 5, 2018 | HON

    People who smoke already face a greater risk of illnesses and early death, and a new study suggests their diets aren't doing their health any favors either. The researchers found that compared to ex-smokers and people who never smoked, tobacco users have diets with a much higher energy density.

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  15. 2 Out of 3 Tanning Bed Users Have Never Had a Skin Cancer CheckRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 4, 2018 | HON

    Even though it's widely known that tanning bed use greatly increases the odds for skin cancer, 70 percent of Americans who've used the devices have never had a doctor check them for the disease. The researchers also found that people who frequent tanning salons are more likely to use a low-SPF sunblock, further raising their odds for skin cancers.

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  16. As Pot Smoking Rises, Users Might Also Turn to CigarettesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 28, 2018 | HON

    A smoke is a smoke is a smoke: New research suggests that folks who smoke pot may be more prone to taking up -- or returning to -- the cigarette habit. "Among individuals that I have treated, the majority of those who smoke cannabis as well as cigarettes often have a more difficult time quitting, do not want to give up their cannabis use, and are more likely to relapse to cigarette smoking," said Patricia Folan.

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  17. Another Downside of Weight Gain: Toenail FungusRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 23, 2018 | HON

    So say Korean researchers, who report that unhealthy weight gain ups a person's odds for disfiguring toenail fungal infections. In fact, people who are statistically obese have more than double the rate of the infection, known as onychomycosis, compared to slim people, the study of nearly 9 million adults found.

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  18. FDA Considers Lowering Nicotine Levels in CigarettesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 15, 2018 | HON

    In an unprecedented move, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday said it plans to cut the amount of addictive nicotine in the nation's cigarettes. "We see a historic opportunity here to use that product standard to potentially more rapidly migrate smokers off of combustible cigarettes, that we know cause a lot of death and disease related to tobacco use, and potentially onto products that can provide adults with access to nicotine without all the harms associated with combustion," FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb said during a media briefing.

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  19. More U.S. Teens Seeing Ads for E-CigarettesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 15, 2018 | HON

    A new report finds the number of American teens who view ads extolling the pleasures of e-cigarettes is on the rise. Since studies show that ads for tobacco products are tied to upticks in use, the trend is worrisome, according to researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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  20. Keep a Spring in Your Step With Sunday's Time ChangeRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 7, 2018 | HON

    Come Sunday morning, the clocks will jump ahead one hour, but experts say there are ways to take the sting out of that lost hour of sleep. "Setting the clock ahead in the spring is harder than sleeping an extra hour in the fall," said Dr. Steven Feinsilver, director of the Center for Sleep Medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City.

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