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  • Being underweight linked to higher dementia risk

    Being underweight linked to higher dementia risk

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    In the largest study ever to look at relationships between body weight and likelihood of developing dementia, researchers found that being too thin appears to carry the greatest risk.Among nearly two million people in the U.K. observed over time, those who were underweight had…

  • Muscle weakness may contribute to tension headaches

    Muscle weakness may contribute to tension headaches

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    Strength training might help prevent tension headaches, or at least reduce their pain, according to a small Danish study.Researchers found that neck and shoulder muscles were up to 26 percent weaker in people with regular tension headaches, compared to those without. They also saw…

  • Exercise won’t fix the obesity epidemic, researchers argue

    Exercise won’t fix the obesity epidemic, researchers argue

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    The food industry has helped push the belief that people's sedentary lifestyles are solely to blame for widespread obesity, three researchers argue in a new editorial. And by doing so, the industry has deflected attention from the role that sugary drinks and junk food play…

  • 7 herbs to relieve kids’ allergy symptoms

    7 herbs to relieve kids’ allergy symptoms

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    Most of us may be enjoying the spring weather, but experts agree this year will be a rough one for allergy sufferers. And for parents who are looking to avoid over-the-counter drugs and all their potential side effects, herbal remedies might be a natural, alternative…

  • 5 time-saving superfoods

    5 time-saving superfoods

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    It’s often hard enough to eat right when you have time, but when you’re racing against the clock it becomes even more challenging. “Plan ahead! It’s a little change you can make with big benefits. When you are prepared with healthy snacks, a packed lunch…

  • This drug could be better than medical marijuana

    This drug could be better than medical marijuana

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    Pain, insomnia, nausea, and some psychological conditions are among the health issues medical marijuana is used to treat—but the drug can come with frustrating side effects like dizziness, dry mouth, and telltale red eyes.Plus, not everybody wants to get high, a doctor notes. Another…

  • Beetroot juice may help lower blood pressure

    Beetroot juice may help lower blood pressure

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    Daily consumption of beetroot juice for four weeks significantly lowered blood pressure in hypertensive patients compared with a placebo juice, according to a report in the February issue of Hypertension.Beetroot juice also helped to relax arteries and improve blood-vessel function.Beetroot juice, or beet…

  • Gradual smoking cessation may be possible with nicotine addiction pill

    Gradual smoking cessation may be possible with nicotine addiction pill

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    A nicotine addiction pill can help smokers quit gradually when they can't go cold turkey, a study finds, suggesting that it may be time to revisit practice guidelines that focus primarily on immediate cessation. Smokers who took the pill, sold as Chantix in the U.S.…

  • Hormone replacement therapy linked to increased risk of ovarian cancer, study finds

    Hormone replacement therapy linked to increased risk of ovarian cancer, study finds

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    An analysis of over 50 studies suggests an association between short-term use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) during menopause and a 40 percent increased risk of developing ovarian cancer. The study, published Thursday in the journal The Lancet, reviewed data from 21,488 women who lived…

  • The best workout move you’re not doing

    The best workout move you’re not doing

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    Want to take your workout to the next level? Consider adding deadlifts to your strength routine.A new study published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research found that folks who performed the exercise twice weekly for 10 weeks experienced an uptick in torque…

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