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  • Sleep problems may increase risk of dementia

    Sleep problems may increase risk of dementia

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    People who have been diagnosed with sleep apnea or have trouble sleeping deeply may be at more risk of developing dementia, a new study suggests. The study, published Wednesday in the journal of American Academy of Neurology, found people who don’t have reduced oxygen in…

  • After colon cancer, activity is linked to better survival

    After colon cancer, activity is linked to better survival

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    More leisure activity - like tennis or jogging – and less TV-time after a colon cancer diagnosis was linked with better survival in a new study.It was an observational study and can’t prove cause and effect, but cancer survivors who watched more than five…

  • Risk study on mining town finds even small amount of asbestos exposure can lead to lung problems

    Risk study on mining town finds even small amount of asbestos exposure can lead to lung problems

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    A long-delayed risk study for a Montana mining town where hundreds have died from asbestos exposure concludes that even a minuscule amount of the substance can lead to lung problems.The 328-page document released Monday will determine when work can end on the cleanup of…

  • Older women who exercise outdoors more likely to stick with it

    Older women who exercise outdoors more likely to stick with it

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    Outdoor workouts left women in a better mood and kept them exercising longer than counterparts who exercised indoors, according to a small study from Canada.Results of the three-month trial involving women in their 50s and 60s suggest that outdoor exercise programs should be promoted…

  • Mediterranean diet linked to slower aging

    Mediterranean diet linked to slower aging

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    Women who eat a Mediterranean-style diet may live longer than those who don't, according to new study that looked at one marker of aging.Women in the study who ate more Mediterranean foods— such as vegetables, fruits, nuts, legumes, unrefined grains, fish and olive oil—…

  • Scientists identify brain regions that may predict success rate for quitting smoking

    Scientists identify brain regions that may predict success rate for quitting smoking

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    Activity in the brain’s self-control center may predict the chance of relapse after an attempt to quit smoking, according to new research from Penn Medicine.Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), researchers studied the neural activity of 80 smokers seeking treatment. Participants were between ages…

  • 7 simple weight-loss foods

    7 simple weight-loss foods

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    Looking to lose weight? You’re not alone. With the majority of Americans wanting to slim down, it’s all too common to hear what you should cut out of your diet to drop a few pounds. For a refreshing change, check out these seven simple foods…

  • 6 health risks of staying in a stranger’s home

    6 health risks of staying in a stranger’s home

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    Holiday travel season is almost here, and this year more people than ever could opt for nontraditional lodging once they reach their destination—renting rooms, apartments, or entire houses on home-sharing websites like Airbnb, HomeAway, and VRBO.(Airbnb had 1 million guests in the last two months…

  • Sickle cell trait tied to kidney disease among blacks

    Sickle cell trait tied to kidney disease among blacks

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    African Americans with sickle cell trait - generally thought to be benign, unlike sickle cell disease - may still be at increased risk of kidney disease, a new study suggests.Based on data for more than 2,000 people, researchers found that about 19 percent of…

  • Tomato-rich diet found to lower risk of prostate cancer

    Tomato-rich diet found to lower risk of prostate cancer

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    When it comes to staying prostate-cancer free, there's nothing like a routine checkup at the doctor's office ... or, easier yet, some tomatoes.It turns out that putting away 10 portions of the not-a-vegetable a week can lower your risk of developing prostate cancer by…

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