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Iron consumption can increase risk for heart disease, study says

A new study from the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington has bolstered the link between red meat consumption and heart disease by finding a strong association between heme ...

Wed 23 Apr 14 from Medical Xpress

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Spouse's sunny outlook may be good for your health

(HealthDay)—Marriage vows often include the promise to stick together for better or for worse, and research now suggests that when it comes to your health, having an optimistic spouse is better.

Tue 22 Apr 14 from Medical Xpress

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Team finds link between sleep and immune function in fruit flies

When we get sick it feels natural to try to hasten our recovery by getting some extra shuteye. Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania found that this ...

Mon 21 Apr 14 from Medical Xpress

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Workplace ladder falls a major cause of deaths, injuries, CDC says

(HealthDay)—Workplace tumbles off of ladders are a major cause of injury and death among American employees, a new study says.

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Navy OKs changes for submariners' sleep schedules

The U.S. Navy has endorsed changes to submarine sailors' schedules based on research into sleep patterns by a military laboratory in Connecticut.

Sun 20 Apr 14 from Medical Xpress

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Take the bat, leave the candy: Researchers find unhealthy foodscape at youth baseball field

'Take me out to the ballgame' doesn't exactly conjure up images of apple slices and kale chips. The more likely culprits include French fries, soda and the occasional box of Crackerjacks.

10 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Lower birth weight, less breastfeeding linked to adult inflammation and disease

Individuals born at lower birth weights as well as those breastfed less than three months or not at all are more likely as young adults to have higher levels of chronic inflammation that contributes ...

Tue 22 Apr 14 from Medical Xpress

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Key milestone for brown fat research with a ground-breaking MRI scan

The first MRI scan to show 'brown fat' in a living adult could prove to be an essential step towards a new wave of therapies to aid the fight against diabetes and obesity.

Wed 16 Apr 14 from Medical Xpress

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High-calorie and low-nutrient foods in kids' TV

Fruits and vegetables are often displayed in the popular Swedish children's TV show Bolibompa, but there are also plenty of high-sugar foods. A new study from the University of Gothenburg explores ...

Wed 23 Apr 14 from Medical Xpress

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No connection between induced labor, autism

(HealthDay)—There is no connection between inducing labor in childbirth and autism, according to a new statement released Monday by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Tue 22 Apr 14 from Medical Xpress

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