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  • Eating certain fats might offset some heart risk from weight gain

    Eating certain fats might offset some heart risk from weight gain

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    If you're going to overindulge and gain weight, at least try to make sure the extra calories come from unsaturated fats, a new study suggests.When lean people pack on even a few extra pounds, heart disease risk factors in the bloodstream change – some…

  • Smoking causes 14 million medical conditions in US yearly, study finds

    Smoking causes 14 million medical conditions in US yearly, study finds

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    Smoking is to blame for about 14 million major medical conditions among American adults yearly, a new study shows.That number is higher than the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) last estimate, in the year 2000, which found that American adults suffered…

  • Does the brain's cerebellum make humans special?

    Does the brain's cerebellum make humans special?

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    The brains of apes and humans evolved unusually quickly when it came to the cerebellum, a part of the brain involved in control of movement, researchers say.The finding may change what is considered special about the human brain, scientists added.The unique mental abilities…

  • 14 non-dairy foods that are high in calcium

    14 non-dairy foods that are high in calcium

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    Calcium builds healthy bones and teeth and ensures your muscles, cells, and nerves work properly. Adults need about 1,000 milligrams a day—that's a little more than three 8-ounce glasses of milk—but what if you're vegan, lactose intolerant, or just don't like the taste of dairy…

  • 7 natural ways to soothe a sore throat

    7 natural ways to soothe a sore throat

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    Salt WaterSwishing sea water has merit: Salt kills bacteria, which is why it’s used as a preservative, said Marcia Degelman, author of “Explaining Health” and a massage therapist at the University of California San Francisco’s Osher Center for Integrative Medicine. Studies show that gargling…

  • Breath temperature test may help diagnose lung cancer

    Breath temperature test may help diagnose lung cancer

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    Doctors may be able to diagnose lung cancer by gauging the temperature of exhaled breath.A new study presented to the European Respiratory Society (ERS) International Congress analyzed the breath temperature of 82 people who had been referred to a full diagnostic test after an…

  • Study: Second-hand smoke from e-cigarettes contains toxic metals

    Study: Second-hand smoke from e-cigarettes contains toxic metals

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    Second-hand smoke from electronic cigarettes may be less harmful than their tobacco-laden cousins, but they still release toxins into the air, according to a new study.For the study, published in the Journal of Environmental Science, Processes and Impacts, researchers at the University of Southern…

  • Nearly one in 10 cancer survivors still smokes, study says

    Nearly one in 10 cancer survivors still smokes, study says

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    It's been well documented how smoking wreaks havoc on your body, with tobacco use upping the risk for a variety of cancers—lung, bladder, esophagus, larynx, pancreas, and more—and causing almost one in five deaths in the US and 30% of all cancer deaths, according to…

  • SIDS risk factors vary for older and younger babies

    SIDS risk factors vary for older and younger babies

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    It's a new parent's worst fear: Putting a healthy baby down to sleep, and coming back to find him not breathing.Over the years, researchers have identified some factors that contribute to deaths of infants in their sleep, such as co-sleeping and putting a baby…

  • Feel it in your bones? Back pain not linked with weather

    Feel it in your bones? Back pain not linked with weather

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    Some people with joint and muscle pain say that changes in the weather trigger their symptoms, but a new study contradicts this belief, at least for those with low back pain.Researchers analyzed information from nearly 1,000 people in Sydney, Australia, who went to the…

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