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Most Women Don’t Know Warning Signs Of A Stroke

Stroke kills more women than men – it is the third leading cause of female death. But, according to the American Heart Association, less than half of women know the signs.

03/27/2014

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Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs Recommended For Half The Adult Population

Are we a country that is relying too much on medications to help extend our lives? New guidelines recommend statin drugs for half the adult population.

03/26/2014

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Promising Alternative To A Colonoscopy

There is no test for colon cancer more accurate than a colonoscopy but an experimental testing of stool samples holds promise.

03/25/2014

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Nature Vs. Nurture – It May Not Be One Or The Other

People often pit their genes against their lifetime experiences when looking at physical and emotional traits but this is often a big mistake.

03/24/2014

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Public Transit Users More Physically Active Than Commuters

A study of physical activity and transit use, determined that walking prior to and immediately after transit trips is actually quite good for you – and an unexpected form of exercise.

03/21/2014

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Pre-Hypertension Increases Risk Of Stroke

A study of people with blood pressure higher than 120/80 but lower than 140/90 found they were 66% more likely to develop a stroke than people who had normal blood pressure.

03/20/2014

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‘Tone Deaf’ Could Be Inherited Trait

Now you have an excuse if you can’t sing. A new study shows that musical aptitude is a complex behavioral trait and is at least partially inherited.

03/19/2014

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Some Ovarian Cancer Associated With Obesity

There is new research that suggests for the first time that some cases of ovarian cancer are associated with obesity.

03/18/2014

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Whooping Cough Still Widespread

Most people who have heard of pertussis, or whooping cough think it was eradicated 30 years ago. Not so.

03/17/2014

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Testosterone Therapy Not Without Risks

New research has raised concerns about the risk for heart attacks and strokes in some men who take testosterone.

03/14/2014

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‘Buzzed’ Driving May Pose Serious Risk

There is a recent trend to warn people about ‘buzzed driving’ because it may pose a serious danger to the driver and others.

03/13/2014

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Sleep Deprivation May Increase Risk For Obesity

New research shows that if you don’t get the sleep you need, your risk for obesity goes up.

03/12/2014

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Cutting Out Soda And Sports Drinks Could Dramatically Reduce Sugar Intake

Almost 36 percent of added sugars in the American diet come from beverages.

03/11/2014

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Electronics May Be Depriving Children Of Much-Needed Sleep

According to a survey of more than 1,100 parents, children aren’t getting the sleep they need.

03/10/2014

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Addiction Researchers Zero In On Amino Acids In The Brain

If there’s a way we can attack addictions, try to understand them and deal with them, so much the better. Researchers say Amino acids in the brain may be key.

03/07/2014