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  • 5 dangerous food myths to stop believing right now

    5 dangerous food myths to stop believing right now

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    With so much diet and nutrition information readily available at our fingertips, the world is becoming more and more health-conscious. These days, it's no longer just about counting calories, food fads, or "good vs. bad"—but about a balance that will leave your body not only…

  • How diet and lifestyle can impact your family’s genetic disease risk

    How diet and lifestyle can impact your family’s genetic disease risk

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    While you may have a family history of obesity, diabetes, heart disease or even cancer, studies on how environmental factors influence and regulate gene activity— epigenetics— suggest day-to-day choices can defy supposed genetic predispositions and fight disease.In 2000, a groundbreaking experiment at Duke University…

  • Testosterone rules for women ahletes are unfair, researchers argue

    Testosterone rules for women ahletes are unfair, researchers argue

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    Elite women athletes are currently barred from competing in top-tier competitions, such as the Olympic Games and World Championships, if their testosterone levels are too high. But for women with naturally high levels, this regulation may be premature, as the only two large studies done…

  • Smokers who quit may have brains hard-wired for success

    Smokers who quit may have brains hard-wired for success

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    Smokers who kick the habit could be hard-wired for success, thanks to greater communication between two regions of the brain that may play a role in controlling the urge to reach for cigarettes, a U.S. study suggests. Researchers reviewed brain scans of smokers who tried…

  • 30 minutes of daily exercise helps men live longer

    30 minutes of daily exercise helps men live longer

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    Even people who are older may see a longevity benefit from exercising: Older men who exercise 30 minutes a day tend to live longer than their couch-potato counterparts, a new study finds.In the study of men in their 60s and 70s, those who routinely…

  • How songs can help hospital patients breathe

    How songs can help hospital patients breathe

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    Scientists have discovered proof that music is its own kind of medicine, at least when it comes to patients on a ventilator. In a study out of the University of Pittsburgh, 22 males and six females coming off of mechanical ventilation after at least four…

  • Healthy diet tied to lower risk of cognitive decline

    Healthy diet tied to lower risk of cognitive decline

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    Older people who eat healthy, with more fruits and vegetables, nuts and fish in their diets, may be less likely to experience declines in thinking and memory over time, according to a new international study. “It is likely that a healthy diet has effects on…

  • Toxic gut bacteria: New treatment could prevent repeat infections

    Toxic gut bacteria: New treatment could prevent repeat infections

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    In people who become infected with the difficult-to-treat gut bacteria called C. diff, the infection often comes back after treatment. But a new study suggests a way to ward off future infections: Give patients a nontoxic strain of the same bacteria that is causing the…

  • Tainted synthetic marijuana sickens users in Connecticut

    Tainted synthetic marijuana sickens users in Connecticut

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    Connecticut police say they are investigating a batch of tainted synthetic marijuana that has sent about a dozen people to the hospital.Cpl. Stanley Parizo Jr. with the Willimantic Police Department says they began receiving calls at about 8 a.m. Monday of people exhibiting psychotic…

  • Chewing gum may have played a role in 19-year-old UK woman’s death, report says

    Chewing gum may have played a role in 19-year-old UK woman’s death, report says

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    Samantha Jenkins was only 19-years-old when she died on June 3, 2011, from what is believed to be complications stemming from her excessive chewing gum habit. An investigation into her death revealed that the teen, from Llanelli, south Wales consumed up to 14 sticks a…

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