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Today’s Headlines: Breast Cancer, Vaccines and Walnuts

One version of a gene may protect Latinas from breast cancer. The average woman has about a 1 in 7 chance of developing breast cancer at some point in her…

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Aging Positively Leads to Mental and Physical Gains

The media loves to plaster the virtues of youth in magazines, TV shows and billboards whenever it gets the chance. On the flip side, old age is often viewed negatively, and…

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Today’s Headlines: Unsaturated Fats, Ovarian Cancer and Weight Loss

Eating unsaturated fats balances weight gain. Gaining a few pounds may not seem like a big deal, but your body responds to the weight with resistance to insulin (a precursor…

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How Breakfast Changes Your Brain

People tend to fall into one of two camps when it comes to breakfast: those who eat it and those who don’t. While some in the latter camp staunchly deny the…

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Today’s Headlines: Smelling Skin, Typing and Poop Pills

Smell is sensed by more than your nose. While the nose has long been thought to be the main receptor for molecules wafting through the air, it turns out other…

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New Research Approach May Confirm Hypothesized Cause of Alzheimer’s Disease

Despite the fact that millions of Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, little is known about what causes affected individuals to descend into dementia. Two proteins called tau and beta-amyloid were…

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What to Worry About (and Not) When It Comes to Ebola

As an ER doctor, right now I’m thinking a lot about Ebola. It’s in the news, in my inbox and in questions from my patients. Whether it’s an outbreak, a…

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Today’s Headlines: Sandwiches, Intense Experiences and Epidurals

Sandwich eaters consume more sodium and calories. Nothing beats the versatility of the sandwich, a food concept that has spawned thousands of variations. But according to a new study, the…

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Weight-Loss and Sports Supplements Found to Contain Unapproved Stimulant

Recent studies have found that supplements and vitamins often contain additives that may not be listed on the bottle and in some cases may not contain the supplement at all….

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The Red Flags to Look for in Your Bathroom Cabinet

As a kid I remember it was the spot for help after I had banged up a knee, knocked out a tooth or some other calamity resulting from the regular…

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