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Homeless, Mentally Ill Youth Benefit From Housing Program

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A subsidized independent-living intervention appears to help homeless young people with mental illness get and keep a roof over their heads, a new Canadian study indicates.

Called Housing First, the program has previously been tested with homeless adults with mental illness, and has been fo...

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Your Biological Clock: Why Some Age Faster Than Others

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Some adults age faster biologically than others, and may die early even if they have healthy lifestyles, researchers report.

The international team of scientists analyzed DNA in blood samples from more than 13,000 people in the United States and Europe and used an "epigenetic clock" to pred...

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  • September 28, 2016
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Secondhand Smoke More Insidious Than Thought

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Nonsmokers can be exposed to secondhand cigarette smoke without realizing it, and be unaware that they are at increased risk for lung cancer and heart disease, a new study suggests.

The discovery highlights the need for a more accurate way to assess secondhand smoke exposure than having pat...

  • Robert Preidt
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  • September 28, 2016
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FDA's Cancer-Drug Reviewers Often Join Industry Later: Study

TUESDAY, Sept. 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Among federal employees who review new cancer-drug applications for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, about half who leave to work elsewhere end up working for the industry they once regulated.

That's what researchers at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) concluded after followi...

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  • September 28, 2016
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Doctors Often Neglect Their Own Mental Health

TUESDAY, Sept. 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Wary of the stigma of a mental health diagnosis and its toll on their careers, physicians often avoid getting help for depression and other mental illnesses, a new survey suggests.

Researchers surveyed more than 2,000 female physicians to assess treatment barriers.

Nearly half of t...

  • Karen Pallarito
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  • September 28, 2016
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Food Flavors May Come From Surprising Sources

TUESDAY, Sept. 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- When is a lemon not a lemon? When it's "lemon flavor" in a processed food or drink.

The flavorings found in many foods and beverages may come from surprising sources. But, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said you can find out what's really in your foods by checking the ingredients list ...

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