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  1. Botox Lowers AFib Risk After Cardiac Surgery?

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Botox, the toxin-turned-drug therapy best known for its wrinkle-reducing properties, shows potential for preventing dangerous heart rhythms in patients who undergo invasive heart surgery, a small, preliminary study found. At

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  2. Your Plate May Hold the Key to Alzheimer’s

    May 13, 2015 -- Healthy eating can help you stay at an ideal weight and stave off diabetes and heart disease. Now, there’s more and more evidence that a heart-healthy diet is also a brain-healthy diet -- and it may even prevent or slow dementia, which includes Alzheimer's disease. Recent studies sho

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  3. Supplement Linked to Reduction in Skin Cancer Risk

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A cheap and easily available vitamin supplement appears to reduce a person's risk of skin cancer, new research contends. A form of vitamin B3 called nicotinamide is linked to a reduction of non-melanoma skin cancers by

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  4. Some May Be 'Hardwired' for Quit-Smoking Success

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The brains of smokers who manage to quit may be "hardwired" for success, a new study suggests. The study included 85 smokers who underwent MRI scans of their brains one month before they tried to stop smoking. All of the

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  5. Hand-Grip Strength May Provide Heart Health Clues

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter   WEDNESDAY, May 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Testing hand-grip strength could be a cheap and simple way of identifying people at increased risk for heart attack, stroke and premature death, according to a new study. Researchers looked at nearly 140,000 adults who

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  6. Autism May Differ in Brains of Boys and Girls

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new imaging study of preschoolers has seemingly identified gender differences in the way autism may manifest itself in the brain. "This research adds to a growing body of evidence that there are differences between boys a

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  7. Consumer Reports Recommends 15 of 34 Sunscreens

    May 14, 2015 -- Nearly a third of sunscreens tested by Consumer Reports fell short of the promised SPF protection, missing the mark by anywhere from 16% to 70%, according to the organization’s annual sunscreen report. The report also expressed concerns about so-called “natural” sunscreens and claims

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  8. Medical Marijuana Pill Falls Short: Dementia Study

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- So-called medical marijuana pills may not ease the common behavioral symptoms that affect people with dementia, a small study suggests. In a trial of 50 dementia patients, researchers found that pills containing the main ac

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  9. Girls With Autism Fare Worse Than Boys: Study

    By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- While girls are far less likely than boys to be diagnosed with autism, girls with the developmental disorder show more impairments compared to their healthy female peers than comparable sets of boys do, new research su

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  10. Money May Convince Smokers to Quit

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Paying smokers to quit seems to work better than offering them free counseling and nicotine replacement therapy, new research suggests. "Roughly 18 percent of Americans smoke regularly -- a percentage that hasn't chang

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