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Obesity Protects Seniors From Dementia: Oxford Study
Obesity in old age may actually offer some protection against dementia, according to new research. The study also confirmed that obesity early in life - from childhood to middle age - is linked with dementia later in life. ... [Full Story]
Sex is a part of nature, said screen legend Marilyn Monroe. I go along [Full Story]
A growing number of Americans on work disability chronically use powerful [Full Story]
The air in American cities is getting safer to breathe, the U.S. [Full Story]
Low-Nicotine Cigarettes Don't Encourage More Smoking
People who use reduced-nicotine cigarettes don't smoke more to make up [Full Story]
People who tend to blame others for their suffering and think setbacks [Full Story]
Deadliest Skin Cancers Found on Head, Neck
The speed at which cancer cells grow may help doctors diagnose and treat the most aggressive melanomas, researchers say. Using this measure, investigators have found that the deadliest skin cancers occur most often on the head and neck. [Full Story]
Exercise Lowers Irregular Heartbeat Risk: Stanford Study
Regular exercise may help older women avoid a condition that causes a life-threatening irregular heartbeat, a new study shows. Physically active postmenopausal women had a 10 percent lower risk of developing atrial fibrillation. [Full Story]
3 Drug-Free Migraine Treatments That Really Work
Migraines strike 36 million Americans and account for $17 billion in medication and other treatment costs every year. But health experts say three scientifically proven migraine treatments are as effective as expensive drugs and other therapies. [Full Story] |
Baseball Star Curt Schilling Blames Chewing Tobacco for Mouth Cancer
Former major league pitcher Curt Schilling says he's battling mouth cancer and blames 30 years of chewing tobacco use. Schilling discussed details of his cancer on WEEI-FM in Boston. He announced he had cancer in February, but had not disclosed what kind. [Full Story]
Is Breakfast Overrated?
Breakfast, it turns out, may not be the most important meal of the day. In fact, new research suggests it may be the most overrated meal of the day, at least when it comes to weight loss, cholesterol, and metabolism. [Full Story]
Scientists Uncover Root Cause of Diabetes
Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes are both caused by the same underlying biological mechanism, scientists have discovered. The finding, reported in the FASEB Journal, could point the way to new treatments. [Full Story]
Coffee May Fight Gum Disease
Coffee lovers, rejoice. There's yet another reason to enjoy your morning cup of joe. Boston University researchers have determined antioxidants in coffee may fight gum disease in a new study involving military veterans. [Full Story]
Older People Sleep Less - Now We Know Why
A group of brain cells collectively act as a 'sleep switch' that may account for why so many older people have difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep, new research has found. [Full Story]
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