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  1. Type 2 Diabetes Control and Preventing Dementia

    TUESDAY, Sept. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Keeping blood sugar levels in check may have a protective effect against dementia in people who have type 2 diabetes, new Swedish research suggests. "The positive association between [average blood sugar levels] and risk of dementia in fairly young patient

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  2. Brain Scans May Help Schizophrenia Treatment

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A brain scan might someday help psychiatrists quickly determine which antipsychotic drugs work best for patients with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, researchers say. This personalized approach could eliminate a lot o

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  3. Can More Outside Time Help Kids' Eyesight?

    TUESDAY, Sept. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More time outdoors may reduce the odds your young child will need eyeglasses, new research from China suggests. In a three-year study, adding 40 minutes of outdoor activities daily was associated with lower rates of nearsightedness among school-aged Chines

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  4. Daily Aspirin Benefits Those in 50s Most: Report

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Daily low-dose aspirin is best used as a preventive measure against heart disease for people in their 50s, top U.S. experts in preventive medicine have determined. People in their 60s also can take low-dose aspirin to r

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  5. Hand Sanitizers Poisoning More Kids

    Sept. 15, 2015 -- Poison center officials are warning parents and school officials about a troubling trend -- small children becoming intoxicated after drinking alcohol-based hand sanitizer. “A doctor called us about a week and a half ago about two cases he saw the same day at the ER,” says Gaylord

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  6. FDA Bans Sale of New R.J. Reynolds Cigarettes

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has ordered the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. to stop selling four new cigarette brands because they violate provisions of the 2009 tobacco control law. The agency determined that the

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  7. Red Wine Ingredient and Alzheimer's Progression

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- High doses of resveratrol, a compound found in red wine and berries, may have some activity against Alzheimer's disease, a preliminary clinical trial suggests. Resveratrol is an antioxidant that certain plants produce to shi

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  8. Breast-Feeding and Some Babies' Social Development

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers found that among 44 babies with a particular autism "risk" gene, those who were breast-fed longer spent more time looking at images of "happy" eyes and shied away from "angry" eyes. The findings, published online

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  9. This Diet and Olive Oil May Cut Breast Cancer Risk

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Eating a Mediterranean diet, rich with plant foods, fish and olive oil, has been found to be good for the heart, the brain and overall health. Now, a new study out of Spain suggests the diet supplemented with olive oil

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  10. Pregnancy Intervals May Affect Autism Risk

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The amount of time between a woman's pregnancies may matter when it comes to the possible risk of her children developing autism, new research suggests. "Children conceived in less than two years after the birth of thei

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