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  1. Aging Brains and Vulnerability to Alzheimer's

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Age is the greatest risk factor for Alzheimer's disease, and researchers now think they know why that's the case. New cutting-edge technology reveals that as you age, your brain becomes less and less capable of flushin

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  2. Jimmy Carter: Melanoma Has Spread to Brain

    Aug. 20, 2015 -- Former President Jimmy Carter outlined Thursday an aggressive course of treatment that he'll follow to attack the melanoma that was discovered in his liver and has spread to his brain. In a remarkably candid and detailed press conference, Carter, 90, talked about his plan to fight t

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  3. Contact Lens Wearers Take Chances With Their Eyes

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Most contact lens wearers close their eyes to safety recommendations, a new U.S. government study finds. Nearly all of the 41 million Americans who use contact lenses admit they engage in at least one type of risky behav

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  4. Can What You Eat Affect Your Mental Health?

    Aug. 20, 2015 -- What's for dinner? The question is popping up in an unexpected place -- the psychiatrist's office. More research is finding that a nutritious diet isn't just good for the body; it's great for the brain, too. The knowledge is giving rise to a concept called "nutritional (or food) psy

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  5. 9 Factors May Be Key to Alzheimer's Risk

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Up to two-thirds of Alzheimer's cases worldwide may stem from any of nine conditions that often result from lifestyle choices, a broad research review suggests. Those include obesity (specifically, high body mass index, an

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  6. Black Women Less Likely to Survive Uterine Cancer

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Uterine cancer rates are rising in the United States, particularly among black and Asian women, according to a new study that also found black women are more likely to die of the disease. Researchers analyzed more than

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  7. Insulin Pumps Cut Risk of This in Type 1 Diabetes

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with type 1 diabetes who use insulin pumps seem to have a much lower risk of dying from heart disease or stroke prematurely than those who rely on multiple daily injections of insulin, new research suggests. "As

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  8. Weight Loss While You Relax? Mouse Study Details

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Fat-burning that leads to weight loss while you sleep or relax sounds like a promise from a quack fad diet, but new genetic research into the causes of obesity suggests it might be possible. Researchers have found a g

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  9. Norovirus Can Go Airborne Through Vomit

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- When people infected with norovirus vomit, they release virus particles into the air that can infect other people, researchers report. Norovirus is often called the "cruise ship" virus due to numerous outbreaks at sea.

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  10. Workaholics May Face Higher Stroke Risk: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of workers who put in lots of overtime may be upping their odds for a stroke, a new study contends. "Working long hours is associated with a significantly increased risk of stroke, and perhaps also coronary hea

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