Today’s Headlines: Diets, Trans Fats and Nuts

Getting on a diet may matter more than which one. When deciding to cut down on your calories, you probably spend a lot of time analyzing which diet would best…

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Cigarette Smoking Leads to Many Kinds of Cancer, Half of Cancer Death

When cancer and smoking come in the same sentence, many people think about lung cancer. This is because lung cancer was the first to be associated with smoking and the…

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Today’s Headlines: Heartburn, Alzheimer’s Disease and CPR

Some drugs for treating heartburn may increase heart attack risk. Heartburn is an unpleasant symptom of stomach acid refluxing back up into the esophagus. Newer medications, called proton pump inhibitors…

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How a Satisfying Finish Can Skew Your Thinking

What is it you like about a restaurant? Its great appetizers? Its juicy steaks? Or is it maybe whatever you happened to eat last before you left? It’s easy to…

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Today’s Headlines: Placenta Eating, Statins and Multitasking

There’s no evidence for the “health benefits” of placenta eating. A number of celebrities have been making a big deal recently over eating their placenta after birth claiming that it…

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Losing Weight May Help Asthma Symptoms

Asthma and obesity have both been on the rise in the U.S. over the last decade. More than one in three Americans is now obese and more than half are…

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Today’s Headlines: Life Length, Hormone Replacement and Alcohol Problems

New risk scoring test gives prediction for how much life you have left. No one can see into the future, but a group of scientists have put together a risk…

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New Research Comes Closer to Understanding the Causes of Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a debilitating mental illness that strikes young and middle-aged people in the prime of their life and often leaves them unable to work or function effectively in society….

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Today’s Headlines: Contacts, Standing and Infidelity

Contact lenses change eye bacteria, may encourage infection. While some might grimace at the idea of putting anything on their eyeballs, people have been using contacts in the place of…

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Sleep Deprivation and Alzheimer’s Tag Team to Destroy Memory

Researchers have been working for decades to unravel the secrets of Alzheimer’s disease, a type of dementia that seems to be linked to the buildup of certain proteins, called Aβ…

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