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  1. 'Dignity Therapy' Gives Comfort to Dying Patients

    July 6, 2011 -- Dignity therapy -- a short course of psychotherapy that focuses on helping patients with terminal illnesses to go over things that are most meaningful to them and document their legacy -- can improve  the end-of-life experience, a study shows. "Dignity therapy can bring comfort and e

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  2. Hiding Your Age? Don't Spit

    June 22, 2011 -- If you want to hide your age, don't spit. UCLA researchers' new saliva test can tell a person's age within five years -- so far, the most accurate test for age. "With just a saliva sample, we can accurately predict a person's age without knowing anything else about them," Eric Vilai

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  3. FDA Prepares for Nanomedicine Revolution

    June 21, 2011 -- New technology now makes it possible to create atomic-scale drug particles, diagnostic tools, and biological medical devices -- and the FDA is struggling to regulate the fast-growing field. Noting the "critical need to learn more" about the impact of nanotechnology on medicines and

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  4. Olive Oil Linked to Reduced Stroke Risk

    June 15, 2011 -- Cooking with heart-healthy olive oil and using it for salad dressing may cut stroke risk, according to new research published online in Neurology. In the new study, seniors who regularly used this healthy monounsaturated fat had a 41% lower risk of stroke compared to their counterpa

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  5. U.S. Life Expectancy Lags Behind

    June 15, 2011 -- The life expectancy in most counties in the U.S. lags substantially behind those in the nations with the best life expectancy, according to a new report. In some counties, the life expectancy is similar to that in much less developed countries, the researchers found. ''It is a wake-

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  6. Scientists Find New Clues to Aging

    June 13, 2011 -- A mutant protein known to be involved in the rare premature aging condition known as progeria appears to play a role in normal aging, too, scientists report. The mechanism that triggers premature aging also seems to trigger normal cell aging. The finding is expected to offer new clu

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  7. Testosterone Decline: Not Inevitable With Age?

    June 7, 2011 -- Testosterone decline is not inevitable with age, according to Australian scientists. Older men in excellent health can maintain their hormone levels, they say. ''What we found was, when you consider all the possible influences, age had no effect on testosterone levels in these very h

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  8. Decade's Top 10 Public Health Achievements

    May 19, 2011 -- Controlling infectious diseases like AIDS and tuberculosis, doing a better job of fighting tobacco use, improving motor vehicle safety, and reducing heart disease and death have been named by the CDC as being among the 10 top public health achievements of the first decade of the 21st

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  9. Alzheimer's Caregivers May Be at Risk for Dementia

    May 13, 2011 -- Husbands and wives who care for a spouse with Alzheimer's disease or another kind of dementia may face an increased risk of mental decline themselves, a new research review shows. "It is incredibly ironic, but also, it makes sense," says study researcher Peter P. Vitaliano, PhD, an a

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  10. Vehicle Accident Deaths Cost States Billions

    May 11, 2011 -- Deaths caused by motor vehicle crashes cost an estimated $41 billion in the U.S. in medical and work-loss expenses in the CDC’s most recent annual estimate. The estimates are from 2005, the most recent year for which cost and crash data are available. The analysis shows that just 10

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