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Popular Antioxidant Seems to Spread Skin Cancer Cells in Mouse Research
But link between N-acetylcysteine and melanoma progression needs more study

Sun Exposure in Teen Years May Delay Onset of MS: Study
But researchers only found a connection, not cause-and-effect link

Excess Weight Helps Women With Heart Failure, Hurts Men: Study
This isn't an excuse for females to gain extra pounds, researcher says

Tanning Bed Use, Skin Cancer Rates High Among Gay Men: Study
Experts note future prevention efforts need to target this group

Suicide Risk May Rise for Some After Weight-Loss Surgery
Expert says that the life changes that follow can make it hard for these patients to cope

Cigarettes May Sabotage Alcoholics' Recovery
Smokers were twice as likely as nonsmokers to resume drinking, study finds

Bedtime Texting May Be Hazardous to Teens' Health
Researcher suggests placing limits on technology use

Medical Marijuana Seems Safe for Chronic Pain Patients, Study Finds
And the drug modestly reduced people's pain scores

Early Detection Still Key to Breast Cancer Survival: Study
Despite advances in treatment, finding smaller tumors linked to better results

Ovarian Tissue Transplant Can Help Some Women Have Kids After Cancer Treatment
Researchers in Denmark report a success rate of about 30 percent

PTSD Can Affect Female Vietnam War Vets, Too: Study
They're at higher risk than women stationed in U.S. during the same time

More Than 730 Illnesses Reported in Latest Salmonella Outbreak
Four deaths have also been linked to tainted cucumbers, CDC officials report

Sex May Boost Female Immune System to Aid Fertility
Effect appears to work regardless of when in a woman's cycle sex occurs, study finds

Health Highlights: Oct. 6, 2015

Health Tip: Teaching Kids to Wash Hands
A good habit that could help prevent illness

Health Tip: Make Good Gluten-Free Choices
Gluten-free doesn't necessarily mean healthy

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