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    1. BP Swings Tied to Faster Decline in Mental Skills

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Fluctuations in blood pressure may be linked to faster declines in thinking skills among seniors, a new study suggests. Among older patients, those whose systolic blood pressure -- the top number in a blood pressure readi

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    2. Late Dinners Won't Doom Kids to Obesity

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Late suppers may not be a recipe for childhood obesity, a new study shows. Some previous research has suggested that the timing of meals could affect the risk of being overweight or obese, the investigators said. British re

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    3. Tai Chi: Rx for Arthritic Knees

      By Don Rauf HealthDay Reporter  MONDAY, May 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Legions of arthritis sufferers try physical therapy and anti-inflammatory drugs to no avail. Now, a new study looks East for relief -- to the martial art tai chi.   Researchers concluded that tai chi offers an alternative to ph

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    4. Could 'Star Trek'-Like Health Device Be Near?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- "Beam us up, Scotty!" U.S. researchers say they've developed a small, wearable health monitor they're likening to the "Star Trek" tricorder. The flexible Chem-Phys patch can be worn on the chest and tracks biochemical and e

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    5. Men's Y Chromosome Loss Tied to Alzheimer's Risk

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Men who lose Y chromosomes from their blood cells as they age may have an increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests. The study of more than 3,200 men found those who already had Alzheimer's were ne

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    6. Extreme 'Preemies' Often Have Lifelong Challenges

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Extremely premature infants often face lifelong challenges, enduring more physical, emotional and social difficulties as adults than their peers born full-term, researchers report. In general, however, these tiny babies g

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    7. Advanced Cancer Patients Lack Info About Disease

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many patients battling advanced cancer lack basic information about their prognosis or treatment, meaning they can't make informed decisions about their care, a small new study suggests. "These were people with highly letha

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    8. Elderly Benefit From Intensive BP Treatment

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Intensive treatment of high blood pressure reduces older adults' risk of heart disease without increasing their risk of falls or other complications, a new study shows. "These findings have substantial implications for the

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    9. Folic Acid for Moms-to-Be as Effective as Thought?

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Fortifying cereals, grains and flour with folic acid has not protected against the risk of certain birth defects as much as experts thought it would, a large, new study suggests. At issue are neural tube defects, which include

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    10. Could a Low-Salt Diet Hurt Your Health?

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A controversial new study contends that a low-salt diet could be dangerous for your heart health. Restricting dietary salt to below 3,000 milligrams a day appears to increase the risk for heart disease similar to that of

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