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January 20, 2017


Many With Mental Illness Miss Out on HIV Tests

THURSDAY, Jan. 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- People with severe mental illness are only slightly more likely to be screened for HIV than those in the general population, a new study finds.

Food Stamp Use Linked to Raised Early Death Risk in Study

THURSDAY, Jan. 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Americans who use or are eligible for food stamps have a higher risk of premature death than people who aren't eligible for them, a new study finds.

Brain-Training May Help Ease Ringing in the Ears

THURSDAY, Jan. 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- An online program that "trains" the brain may help people cope with the constant ringing in the ears called tinnitus, a small study suggests.

Genital Herpes Vaccine Shows Promise in Animal Trials

THURSDAY, Jan. 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A new vaccine for genital herpes could be nearing human clinical trials, researchers say.

Abortions in Texas Dropped Dramatically After Restrictions

THURSDAY, Jan. 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A Texas law -- later declared unconstitutional -- that increased travel distances to abortion clinics in the state seems to have led to fewer abortions, a new study suggests.

Skin Cancer Cream Linked to 5 Dog Deaths: FDA

THURSDAY, Jan. 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Five dogs have died from exposure to a skin cancer cream prescribed for people, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Study Ties Inflammation, Gut Bacteria to Type 1 Diabetes

THURSDAY, Jan. 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- People with type 1 diabetes show changes in their digestive system that aren't seen in people who don't have the autoimmune disease, a new Italian study finds.

U.S. Health Care Costs From Birth Defects Total Almost $23 Billion a Year

THURSDAY, Jan. 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- About three of every 100 U.S. newborns have a serious birth defect, and health care costs tied to these difficulties total almost $23 billion annually, new research shows.