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If you're over 60, drink up: Alcohol associated with better memory

Researchers from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, University of Kentucky, and University of Maryland found that for people 60 and older who do not have dementia, light alcohol ...

Wed 22 Oct 14 from Medical Xpress

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Gradual weight loss no better than rapid weight loss for long-term weight control

Contrary to current dietary recommendations, slow and steady weight loss does not reduce the amount or rate of weight regain compared with losing weight quickly, new research published in The ...

Thu 16 Oct 14 from Medical Xpress

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Scary part of Halloween is sugar, calories in trick-or-treat bag

For most kids Halloween is all about the candy. It is estimated that each child's bag of goodies contains about 4,800 calories, has 3 cups of sugar and 1 cups of fat. The real horror in the ...

Wed 22 Oct 14 from Medical Xpress

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Dispositional mindfulness associated with better cardiovascular health

Pay attention to the implication of these new research results: People who pay more attention to their feelings and experiences tend to have better cardiovascular health.

Thu 23 Oct 14 from Medical Xpress

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Many in US have poor nutrition, with the disabled doing worst

A new study finds that most U.S. adults fail to meet recommended daily levels of 10 key nutrients, and those with disabilities have even worse nutrition than average.

Thu 23 Oct 14 from Medical Xpress

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New study shows that shifting precipitation patterns affect tea flavor, health compounds

A team of researchers including Montana State University professor Selena Ahmed has found that shifting patterns of precipitation affect key chemicals responsible for the flavor and health properties ...

Wed 22 Oct 14 from Medical Xpress

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Intense heat causes health problems among sugar cane workers

Hard work under hot sun causes health problems for sugar cane workers in Costa Rica, such as headache, nausea, and renal dysfunction. The presence of symptoms is also expected to increase in ...

Fri 24 Oct 14 from Medical Xpress

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CVS tacks tobacco payment to prescription network

First, CVS Health pulled tobacco from its store shelves. Now, it plans to make some customers think twice about filling prescriptions at other stores that still sell smokes.

Tue 21 Oct 14 from Medical Xpress

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Mother's gestational diabetes linked to daughters being overweight later

Women who developed gestational diabetes and were overweight before pregnancy were at a higher risk of having daughters who were obese later in childhood, according to new research published ...

Thu 23 Oct 14 from Medical Xpress

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US lawmaker: New case raises questions on Ebola

The new case of Ebola diagnosed in New York City has raised "even more questions about procedures in treating patients and risks to Americans," a Republican committee chairman said Friday.

Fri 24 Oct 14 from Medical Xpress

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