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Benefits of calorie restriction and fasting

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Over the last few decades, scientists have discovered that long-term calorie restriction provides a wealth of benefits in animals: lower weight, better blood sugar control, even longer l...

 

Scientists discover genes that cause obesity

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University of Virginia scientists have identified 14 genes that can cause and three that can prevent weight gain. The findings pave the way for treatments to combat a health problem that...

 

​ Possible treatment for pancreatic cancer

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MIT engineers, in collaboration with scientists at Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute, have developed a new way to grow tiny replicas of the pancreas, using either healthy or cancerous ...

 

Protein important for motor coordination and exercise performance

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Researchers at Karolinska Institute in Sweden have identified a protein that improves muscular metabolism, motor coordination and exercise performance in mice. The findings, published in...

 

Access to cancer medicines unequal across countries

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Patients in most countries of the world do not have access to basic cancer medicines, according to new research from King's College London Global Oncology Group Professor Richard Sulliva...

 

COVID-19 slows birth rate in US, Europe

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Throughout history, pandemics have been a key driver of human population change, thanks to mortality and declining fertility rates. And, according to a new study co-authored by Seth Sand...

 

Reducing sugar can prevent disease

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Consuming sugary foods and beverages is strongly linked to obesity and diseases such as type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of mortality in the U.S. More than t...

 

Appreciate the first responders in your life

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This year marks the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of 9/11/2001 and today is a great day to do something special for the Firefighters, Police officers, and EMT’s in your life....

 

Heart may alter decision-making brain circuits

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Anxiety, addiction, and other psychiatric disorders are often characterized by intense states of what scientists call arousal: The heart races, blood pressure readings rise, breaths shor...

 

One in three Americans had COVID-19 in 2020

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A new study published in the journal Nature estimates that 103 million Americans, or 31 percent of the U.S. population, had been infected with SARS-CoV-2 by the end of 2020. Columbia Uni...

 

​ Plant based diet may lower heart disease risk

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Eating more nutritious, plant-based foods is heart-healthy at any age, according to two research studies published today in the Journal of the American Heart Association, an open access ...

 

New treatment for depression

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According to the World Health Organization, depression is a leading cause of disability worldwide and the disease affects more than 360 million people every year. The risk of sufferin...

 

Flu shot protects against severe effects of COVID-19

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In a newly published study, physician-scientists at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine have shown that the flu vaccine may provide vital protection against COVID-19.The st...

 

​ 15,000-year-old viruses discovered in Tibet

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Scientists who study glacier ice have found viruses nearly 15,000 years old in two ice samples taken from the Tibetan Plateau in China. Most of those viruses, which survived because they...

 

Rethinking how kids spend recess time

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Recess quality, not just the amount of time spent away from the classroom, plays a major role in whether children experience the full physical, mental and social-emotional benefits of re...

 

​ New study links alcohol use to higher cancer risk

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A new study from the World Health Organization's (WHO) International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), published in the journal Lancet Oncology, has found an association between alcohol ...

 

​ Connection between COVID and the common cold

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A study by Stanford University School of Medicine investigators hints that people with COVID-19 may experience milder symptoms if certain cells of their immune systems "remember" previous en...

 

Stress can turn hair gray -- and it's reversible

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A new study from researchers at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons is the first to offer quantitative evidence linking psychological stress to graying hair in...

 

​ Our brains may not be ready for the Information Age

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Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified specific areas and cells in the brain that become active when an individual is faced with the choice to l...

 

What fuels the 'natural killers' of the immune system

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Despite a name straight from a Tarantino movie, natural killer (NK) cells are your allies when it comes to fighting infections and cancer. If T cells are like a team of specialist doctor...

 

​Controlling insulin production with a smartwatch

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Researchers have developed a gene switch that can be operated with the green LED light emitted by commercial smartwatches. This revolutionary approach could be used to treat diabetes in ...

 

​ Waking one hour earlier cuts depression risk

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Waking up just one hour earlier could reduce a person's risk of major depression by 23%, suggests a sweeping new genetic study published May 26 in the journal JAMA Psychiatry. The study of...

 

Rare COVID-19 response in children explained

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One of the enduring mysteries of the COVID-19 pandemic is why most children tend to experience fewer symptoms than adults after infection with the coronavirus. The immune system response...

 

Using body's immune system to fight cancer​

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A groundbreaking study led by engineering and medical researchers at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities shows how engineered immune cells used in new cancer therapies can overcome p...

 

New technology could read your mind - and turn it into text

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For the first time, researchers have deciphered the brain activity associated with trying to write letters by hand. Working with a participant with paralysis who has sensors implanted in...

 

Caffeine craving may be in the blood

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Whether you hanker for a hard hit of caffeine or favor the frothiness of a milky cappuccino, your regular coffee order could be telling you more about your cardio health than you think. ...

 

​ Experimental drug shows promise against Alzheimer's disease

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Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine have designed an experimental drug that reversed key symptoms of Alzheimer's disease in mice. The drug works by reinvigorating a cellul...

 

​ Previously infected COVID-19 survivors may only need one vaccine dose

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Those recovered from COVID-19 had a robust antibody response after the first mRNA vaccine dose, but little immune benefit after the second dose, according to new research. The findings sugge...

 

Gene alterations may stop spread of malaria

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Altering a mosquito's gut genes to make them spread antimalarial genes to the next generation of their species shows promise as an approach to curb malaria, suggests a preliminary study ...

 

Sugar may affect brain development in children

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Children are the highest consumers of added sugar, even as high-sugar diets have been linked to health effects like obesity and heart disease and even impaired memory function. Howeve...

 

Origins of life

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Photosynthesis could be as old as life itself. Researchers find that the earliest bacteria had the tools to perform a crucial step in photosynthesis, changing how we think life evolved o...

 

COVID has made us nicer to man and machine

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Researchers report that people affected by COVID-19 show more goodwill to humans and to human-like autonomous machines. The findings suggest that the coronavirus crisis helped close the ...

 

The bald truth: Altered cell divisions cause hair thinning

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Hair grows from stem cells residing in hair follicles. During aging, the capability of hair follicles to grow hair is successively lost, leading to hair thinning and ultimately hair loss...

 

5 a day: 2 fruit and 3 vegetable servings for longer life

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Higher consumption of fruits and vegetables is associated with a lower risk of death in men and women, according to data representing nearly 2 million adults. Five daily servings of frui...

 

People with SARS-CoV-2 antibodies may have low risk of future infection, study finds

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People who have had evidence of a prior infection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, appear to be well protected against being reinfected with the virus, at least for a few...

 

Reactivating aging stem cells in the brain

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As people get older, their neural stem cells lose the ability to proliferate and produce new neurons, leading to a decline in memory function. Researchers have now discovered a mechanism...

 

The science of siestas: The genetic basis for napping

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How often a person takes daytime naps, if at all, is partly regulated by their genes, according to new research led by investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and published in ...

 

Immune system mounts a lasting defense after recovery from COVID-19

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As the number of people who have fought off SARS-CoV-2 climbs ever higher, a critical question has grown in importance: How long will their immunity to the novel coronavirus last? A new ...

 

Making protein 'superfood' from marine algae

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Marine microalgae-based cellular agriculture is a promising new way to sustainably produce plant-based 'meat' and healthy 'superfoods' for the future. Researchers at Flinders Universi...

 

Test your heart health by climbing stairs

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Climbing four flights of stairs in less than a minute indicates good heart health, according to research presented at a scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). ...

 

COVID-19 reduces U.S. life expectancy

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The COVID-19 pandemic, which claimed more than 336,000 lives in the United States in 2020, has significantly affected life expectancy, USC and Princeton researchers have found. The re...

 

Saccharin does not lead to diabetes in healthy adults

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For those trying to live a healthy lifestyle, the choice between sugar and artificial sweeteners such as saccharin can be confusing. A new study led by researchers at The Ohio State Univ...

 

Covid19 can cause cognitive issues

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More and more evidence is coming out that people with COVID-19 are suffering from cognitive effects, such as brain fog and fatigue. And researchers are discovering why. The SARS-CoV-2 viru...

 

Blood vessel cells and chronic inflammation of obesity

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When a person consumes more calories than needed, the excess calories are stored in the form of triglycerides inside fat tissue, also known as white adipose tissue (WAT). Researchers kno...

 

Plastics pose threat to human health, report shows

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Plastics contain and leach hazardous chemicals, including endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) that threaten human health. An authoritative new report, Plastics, EDCs, & Health,...

 

High-fat diet allows cancer cells to outcompete immune cells for fuel

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Obesity has been linked to increased risk for over a dozen different types of cancer, as well as worse prognosis and survival. Over the years, scientists have identified obesity-related ...

 

Compassionate parenting leads to more generous children

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Young children who have experienced compassionate love and empathy from their mothers may be more willing to turn thoughts into action by being generous to others, a University of Califo...

 

Need to increase HPV vaccine uptake in adolescents

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More than 90 percent of human papillomavirus (HPV)-related cancers could be prevented by widespread uptake of the HPV vaccine. Yet, vaccine use in the United States falls short of public...

 

Which approaches are most effective at reducing COVID-19 spread?

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Researchers have found that physical distancing is universally effective at reducing the spread of COVID-19, while social bubbles and masks are more situation-dependent. The researchers ...

 

Time of day and weight loss

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Restricting meals to early in the day did not affect weight among overweight adults with prediabetes or diabetes, according to preliminary research to be presented at the American Heart ...

 

The New Body Temperature

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In the nearly two centuries since German physician Carl Wunderlich established 98.6°F as the standard "normal" body temperature, it has been used by parents and doctors alike as the meas...

 

Positive outlook predicts less memory decline

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We may wish some memories could last a lifetime, but many physical and emotional factors can negatively impact our ability to retain information throughout life. A new study published...

 

New staging system for prostate cancer

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Doctors and biostatisticians at the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center have led the development and validation of a staging system to better predict outcomes and inform treatment...

 

Electromagnetic fields treat diabetes

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Researchers may have discovered a safe new way to manage blood sugar non-invasively. Exposing diabetic mice to a combination of static electric and magnetic fields for a few hours per da...

 

Older adults using cannabis to treat common health conditions

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With growing interest in its potential health benefits and new legislation favoring legalization in more states, cannabis use is becoming more common among older adults. University of...

 

Genetic risk of developing obesity

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Some people are at higher risk of developing obesity because they possess genetic variants that affect how the brain processes sensory information and regulates feeding and behavior....

 

Severity of COVID-19 cases linked to genetic mutations or antibodies

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People infected by the novel coronavirus can have symptoms that range from mild to deadly. Now, two new analyses suggest that some life-threatening cases can be traced to weak spots ...

 

Artificial pancreas controls type 1 diabetes in children

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A clinical trial at four pediatric diabetes centers in the United States has found that a new artificial pancreas system -- which automatically monitors and regulates blood gluco...

 

Study further pinpoints brain regions that may control fatigue

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Scientists at Johns Hopkins Medicine using MRI scans and computer modeling say they have further pinpointed areas of the human brain that regulate efforts to deal with fatigue. The fi...

 

Many animal species may be vulnerable to SARS-CoV-2 infection

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Humans are not the only species facing a potential threat from SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19, according to a new study from the University of California, Dav...

 

Vitamin C could help over 50s retain muscle mass

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A recent study shows that older people who eat plenty of vitamin C -- commonly found in citrus fruits, berries and vegetables -- have the best skeletal muscle mass. This is important ...

 

New 'molecular computers' find the right cells

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A laboratory breakthrough in cell targeting may improve the safety of cancer-killing CAR T cells Scientists have demonstrated a new way to precisely target cells by distinguishing the...

 

Study of COVID and Diabetes

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As COVID-19 continues to rage across the U.S., researchers are digging deeper into how the virus wreaks havoc on the body, especially for those with a pre-existing chronic illness. No...

 

Vitamin D twice a day may keep vertigo away

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Taking vitamin D and calcium twice a day may reduce your chances of getting vertigo again, according to a study published in the August 5, 2020, online issue of Neurology®, the medical j...

 

Blood test shows promise in the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease

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A new blood test demonstrated remarkable promise in discriminating between persons with and without Alzheimer's disease and in persons at known genetic risk may be able to detect the dis...

 

New CT scan method lowers radiation exposure

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A CT scan technique that splits a full X-ray beam into thin beamlets can deliver the same quality of image at a much-reduced radiation dose, according to a new UCL study. The techniqu...

 

Identifying sources of deadly air pollution

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A new study from University of Minnesota researchers provides an unprecedented look at the causes of poor air quality in the United States and its effects on human health. The researc...

 

Best proteins for building muscle

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On a gram for gram basis, animal proteins are more effective than plant proteins in supporting the maintenance of skeletal muscle mass with advancing age, shows research presented this w...

 

Why we remember certain words

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Thousands of words, big and small, are crammed inside our memory banks just waiting to be swiftly withdrawn and strung into sentences. In a recent study of epilepsy patients and healthy ...

 

Possible Parkinson’s Breakthrough

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Researchers have discovered that a single treatment to inhibit a gene called PTB in mice converts native astrocytes, brain support cells, into neurons that produce the neurotransmitter d...

 

Living environment may be key to longevity

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When it comes to living to the ripe old age of 100, good genes help but don't tell the full story. Where you live has a significant impact on the likelihood that you will reach centenari...

 

'Fat burning' molecule has implications for treatment of obesity

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Obesity affects more than 40 percent of adults in the United States and 13 percent of the global population. With obesity comes a variety of other interconnected diseases including cardi...

 

Blood pressure medications help frail, elderly people live longer

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Taking blood pressure medication as prescribed helped even the frailest elderly people (65 and older) live longer, and the healthiest older people had the biggest survival boost, accordi...

 

Sugars could be the key to an earlier, more accurate test for prostate cancer

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A new type of test that uses complex sugars to detect prostate cancer earlier and with greater accuracy is being developed by researchers at the University of Birmingham. The test wor...

 

Spicing up a meal may lower inflammation

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Adding an array of spices to your meal is a surefire way to make it more tasty, but new Penn State research suggests it may increase its health benefits, as well. In a randomized, con...

 

Coffee linked to lower body fat in women

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Women who drink two or three cups of coffee a day have been found to have lower total body and abdominal fat than those who drink less, according to a new study published in The Journal ...

 

Vitamin D linked to low virus death rate, study finds

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A new study has found an association between low average levels of vitamin D and high numbers of COVID-19 cases and mortality rates across 20 European countries. The research, led by ...

 

Diabetics and COVID19: Blood sugar level is key

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A study reported in the journal Cell Metabolism on April 30 adds to the evidence that people with type 2 diabetes (T2D) are at greater risk of a poor outcome should they become infected ...

 

Link between obesity and sleep loss

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Can staying up late make you fat? A growing body of research has suggested that poor sleep quality is linked to an increased risk of obesity by deregulating appetite, which in turn leads...

 

Diet may help preserve cognitive function

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According to a recent analysis of data from two major eye disease studies, adherence to the Mediterranean diet -- high in vegetables, whole grains, fish, and olive oil -- correla...

 

Trial drug can significantly block early stages of COVID-19

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A study performed on mice shows an engineered virus might be able to block coronavirus infections. No vaccines exist that protect people against infections by coronaviruses, includ...

 

Trial drug can significantly block early stages of COVID-19

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An international team led by University of British Columbia researcher Dr. Josef Penninger has found a trial drug that effectively blocks the cellular door SARS-CoV-2 uses to infect its ...

 

A look at allergies and heart health

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Spring brings warmer temperatures, blooming flowers and for millions of Americans the arrival of allergy season. When seeking relief, people with allergies who are concerned about he...

 

New coronavirus stable for hours on surfaces

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New research finds that the virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is stable for several hours to days in aerosols and on surfaces. Scientists found that severe acute resp...

 

Indoor sports may lead to vitamin D deficiency

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A new study assesses vitamin D status and supplementation of college athletes. Researchers found that the majority of athletes were vitamin D insufficient and a daily vitamin D supplemen...

 

Eating less calories prevents negative effects of aging

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If you want to reduce levels of inflammation throughout your body, delay the onset of age-related diseases, and live longer, eat less food. That's the conclusion of a new study by ...

 

Hearing Aids May Delay Cognitive Decline

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Wearing hearing aids may delay cognitive decline in older adults and improve brain function, according to promising new research. Researchers have tested the use of hearing aids in...

 

Late fall may be best time of year to try to conceive

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A new study finds couples may conceive quicker in late fall and early winter, especially in southern states. In the US, birthdays peak in early September, but in Northern states - and Sc...

 

Love Matters: How parents’ love shapes children’s lives

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Research about how the affection between parents shapes their children's life has been hard to come by. A new study uses unique data from families in Nepal to provide new evidence. The s...

 

Lab that plugs into your phone can diagnose illnesses

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Engineers have created a tiny portable lab that plugs into your phone, connecting it automatically to your doctor through a custom app. The lab is the size of a credit card and can diagn...

 

How stress causes gray hair

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Scientists have found evidence to support long-standing anecdotes that stress causes hair graying. Researchers found that in mice, the type of nerve involved in the fight-or-flight respo...

 

Worst Flu Season in years predicted

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The United States may be gearing up for one of the worst flu seasons in years, health experts predict. · Northern and western states are now being hit hard. · Currently the influenza B ...

 

Baby and adult brains 'sync up' during play

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It's not your imagination -you and your baby really are on the same wavelength. A team of researchers has conducted the first study of how baby and adult brains interact during natura...

 

Lower cancer rates reported

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Scientists say lower smoking rates, earlier detection and better drugs are responsible for a steady decline in cancer deaths since 1991. The U.S. cancer death rate dropped 2.2 percent...

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