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Optimal Sleep Time Is 7 to 8 Hours: Study
Adults who say they sleep between seven and eight hours per night miss fewer work days due to sickness than others, according to a Finnish study. The researchers calculate that if insomnia, apnea and other kinds of sleep disturbances were eliminated, the total cost of worker...... [Full Story]
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Dissolving Heart Stent Leads to Less Angina
Abbott's Absorb dissolving heart stent proved as safe and effective one [Full Story]
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The next generation version of Gilead Sciences Inc's $84,000 hepatitis [Full Story]
Drug Boosts Colon Cancer Survival
A new stomach-cancer drug prolonged survival of patients with advanced colon cancer in a late-stage study, which could open the door to wider use of the medication under study, the drugmaker said on Friday. [Full Story]
High-Protein Diet Found to Fight High Blood Pressure
Adults who consume a high-protein diet may be at a lower risk for developing high blood pressure, according to new research out of the Boston University School of Medicine. [Full Story]
Autism Linked to Sex Hormones: Scientists
Lower levels of a key estrogen receptor may play a role in autism spectrum disorders,according to a new study. This link between autism and sex hormones could help explain why the condition is about four times more common among men than women. [Full Story]
Tom Brokaw: I'm Beating Cancer
Tom Brokaw, who filled in on NBC's Today Show anchor desk Thursday, said his cancer 'appears to be gone' and that he is doing well. Brokaw was on set to reflect on the anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks, but took a moment to provide a positive update on his health. [Full Story]
'Fat Shaming' Often Leads to Weight Gain: Study
Discrimination against overweight or obese people, commonly known as 'fat shaming,' does not help them lose weight and may do more harm than good, according to research from London. [Full Story]
Diabetics Have Sixfold Higher Heart Failure Risk: Johns Hopkins
Using a new ultra-sensitive test, Johns Hopkins researchers found that people with diabetes may have a sixfold higher risk of heart failure even if their cholesterol is low and they appear otherwise healthy. [Full Story]
Meditation Beats Migraines: Study
Meditation and other forms of relaxation training might be better than painkillers when it comes to migraine headache relief, according to a new study by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. [Full Story]
Eat More Fish, Save Your Hearing
Eating more fish may reduce the risk for hearing loss, according to a large new study. Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston found that consuming at least two servings of fish and omega-3s each week made a difference. [Full Story]
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