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Melanoma, Condom Usage & Heart Problems

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A new study in Europe estimates sunbed use causes nearly 3,500 cases of melanoma every year - about 5% of all cases. Researchers say sunbed users raise their risk of getting skin cancer by 20%. That risk doubles if they start indoor tanning before they are 35 years old.


More high school students are using condoms than 20 years ago, according to new statistics from the CDC. But researchers say more work needs to be done to protect young people from the AIDS virus. Currently 40% of new HIV infections occur in people younger than 30. The CDC says about 60% of sexually active high school students say they use a condom. That's an improvement from 46% in 1991.


And a significant number of seniors are missing out on treatment that could prolong and improve their quality of life. British researchers studied a group of people in their late 80's and found a quarter of them had undiagnosed, serious heart problems that could be treated easily. The study's authors recommend people over 85 who have trouble breathing get their heart checked.

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