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Distractions Hinder Memory

Study finds that the fewer irrelevant items you keep in mind, the more capacity you have for remembering important things.

03/06/2014

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Metabolism Of Drugs May Change As Women Age

As women go through menstruation and then start to develop, their bodies change and drugs may be metabolized differently.

03/04/2014

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Study Of Monkey Brain Is Revealing

Almost all of the neurons in one area of a monkey’s brain – called the face patch – responded at least twice as strongly to faces, as they did to other objects.

03/04/2014

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Most Adults Don’t Treat High Blood Pressure Or Don’t Control It

Blood pressure is not adequately controlled in approximately 75% of adult patients with hypertension.

03/03/2014

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Outlook Is Getting Sunnier

I think I am not alone when I say that we have had our fill of snow, black ice, traffic jams, dreary days and you know the rest. And now, Spring is just around the corner.

02/28/2014

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Back Pain Among Most Common Medical Complaints

No one is immune, but some people are more prone to back pain than others.

02/27/2014

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Formulating A Treatment Plan For Alzheimer’s

Coming up with the best treatment plan for Alzheimer’s disease can be tricky because there are so many variables among patients including aging and overall health.

02/26/2014

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Men’s Bladder Problems Are Common, Treatable

Bladder problems are common in men. Most involve urination, such as having trouble urinating or going too often. But most of these problems can be solved.

02/25/2014

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Understanding Anxiety

Anxiety disorders are treatable. However, many people never seek treatment. They may not realize the severity of their symptoms.

02/24/2014

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HPV Vaccine Effective In Some Ways After Only 2 Doses

It is too early to change recommendations but a Swedish study has found that it might take only 2 doses of the HPV vaccine – not 3 – to offer protection against genital warts.

02/21/2014

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Kids Drinking More Coffee And Energy Drinks

Caffeine has been a choice to boost energy for centuries but the caffeinated beverage of choice for the young seems to be changing.

02/20/2014

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Researchers Map Ancestry And Population Migration Through DNA

Move over all of you ancestry-related web sites. Tracking down family history may have just moved beyond old photos, documents and ship registries.

02/19/2014

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Cold Weather Increases Stroke Fatalities

Researchers have found that the colder the weather the higher the stroke hospitalization rates, and deaths due to stroke.

02/18/2014

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Premature Infants Benefit From Adult Talk

You may feel foolish talking to your unborn baby and tiny infant but, according to an article in the journal Pediatrics, it may pay off!

02/17/2014

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Communication May Ease Some Challenges Of Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is a devastating diagnosis, both physically and mentally, but once a woman gets past the initial shock, it can be very easy to overcome it if you get help.

02/14/2014