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Scientists Get Closer to Genetics of Homosexuality in Men
Researchers able to make accurate predictions 70 percent of time in study of twins

Elephants' Cancer-Crushing Secrets May Someday Help People
Humans carry the same protective gene, but in a less aggressive form, study says

Common Gene Variant May Raise Miscarriage Risk, Study Finds
Associated with abnormal number of chromosomes in a cell, it's also linked to failed fertility treatments

Worse Psoriasis, Less Healthy Arteries, Study Finds
Chronic skin disorder linked to increase risk for heart attack and stroke

1 in 8 U.S. Kids Not Protected Against Measles: Report
Researchers point to lower vaccination rates in explaining the troubling trend

Americans Spend More on Health Care, But Fare Worse: Report
Comparison with 12 industrialized nations shows more money spent, but life expectancy is lowest

Research May Help Spot Soldiers at Risk for Workplace Violence
Scientists say they can help predict which personnel may need intensive intervention

Low-Income HIV Patients May Be Doing Better on Obamacare
Virginia data show rates of viral suppression rose on federally funded insurance

Surgery May Raise Survival With Advanced Melanoma: Study
New analysis counters prior notion that tumor removal is useless in such cases, experts say

Colonoscopy Findings Fade Quickly From Memory
Study found the more time between checks, the less likely patients remembered the results

Bike Helmets Protect Against Severe Brain Injury, Study Says
Researchers call for stricter laws

Carrots Do Help Aging Eyes, Study Shows
Leafy greens, brightly colored veggies such as orange peppers also may stave off macular degeneration

Whistle … and Walk … While You Work
Small study found a short stroll restored blood flow in legs after hours of sitting in a chair

Risk of Bladder Cancer Rising for Workers in Many Industries
Odds for the disease are also climbing faster among women than men, research shows

Sensitive Blood Test May Help Rule Out Heart Attack
Researchers say goal is to reduce hospital admissions, medical costs

Surgeon's Experience Tied to Success of Thyroid Removal: Study
Patients should ask how many of these operations the doctor does each year

Health Highlights: Oct. 8, 2015

Health Tip: Stop Late-Night Snacking
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