Are You Sitting Down? If You’re a College Senior, Probably

Are You Sitting Down? If You’re a College Senior, Probably

Forget the freshman 15. Weight gain during the first year of college may be the least of it — the likelihood of packing ...
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New Test May Screen Donated Blood for Fatal Disease-Causing Proteins

New Test May Screen Donated Blood for Fatal Disease-Causing Proteins

A new blood test can diagnose cases of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, a rare, fatal brain disease caused by proteins known as prions, according ...
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Exercise Can’t Undo the Damage of Too Much Screen Time

Exercise Can’t Undo the Damage of Too Much Screen Time

Spending more than four hours a day sitting in front of a television or computer more than doubles your risk of dying from ...
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Melanoma Drug Shrinks Tumors, Study Finds

Melanoma Drug Shrinks Tumors, Study Finds

A new drug aimed at treating advanced melanoma has been found to shrink tumors in 80 percent of patients in an early trial, ...
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Co-Conspirator Cells Contribute to Skin Cancer

Co-Conspirator Cells Contribute to Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is caused when cells grow out of control. But a new study finds there are previously unnoticed cells that help the ...
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YouTube May Help Elderly Dementia Patients

YouTube May Help Elderly Dementia Patients

The video sharing website YouTube could help treat elderly patients’ dementia,  a new study finds. The results show YouTube can be used as ...
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Brain Functioning Decline Higher in Southern ‘Stroke Belt’

Brain Functioning Decline Higher in Southern ‘Stroke Belt’

People who live in the “Stroke Belt” — a group of eight southeastern states where stroke is 50 percent more prevalent than in ...
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8 Tips for Healthy Aging

8 Tips for Healthy Aging

U.S. residents are generally living longer these days, but more and more of them are developing chronic diseases, such as diabetes and heart ...
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Alzheimer’s Vs. Normal Aging: How to Tell the Difference

Alzheimer’s Vs. Normal Aging: How to Tell the Difference

Everyone’s memory gets worse with age, so how can you tell the difference between normal aging and signs of Alzheimer’s disease? There definitely ...
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