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Probiotics may help lover blood pressure: Study

A new study found that regular consumption of probiotics, or the "good" bacteria found in yogurt, milk and cheese, may help control blood pressure.

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Large twin study suggests that language delay due more to nature than nurture

Language traits analyzed in the study -- vocabulary, combining words and grammar -- were significantly heritable

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Missing sleep may hurt your memory

Lack of sleep, already considered a public health epidemic, can also lead to errors in memory, finds a new study by researchers at Michigan State University and the University of California, Irvine.

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Scripps Florida Scientists Identify Gene that Plays a Surprising Role in Combating Aging

It is something of an eternal question: Can we slow or even reverse the aging process? Even though genetic manipulations can, in fact, alter some cellular dynamics, little is known about the mechanisms of the aging process in living organisms.

HealthNo evidence that California cellphone ban decreased accidents, says Colorado University Boulder researcher


In a recent study, a researcher at the University of Colorado Boulder found no evidence that a California ban on using hand-held cellphones while driving decreased the number of traffic accidents in the state in the first six months following the ban.

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HealthNew study finds one-third of Alzheimer's cases are preventable


Scientists have linked a new protein to Alzheimer's disease, different from the amyloid and tau that make up the sticky brain plaques and tangles long known to be its hallmarks.

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InfantMeasuring nurture: Study shows how 'good mothering' hardwires infant brain

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First telemetric readings in infant rat brain recorded as mother nests, nurses, and grooms pups

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NewsIncidence of stroke in the elderly has dropped by 40 percent over the last 20 years

Loneliness increases risk for premature death in elderly

Good news for an aging population: Rates declined for ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke and mortality in both men and women 65 years and older, reports The American Journal of Medicine

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InfantReddit users help father photoshop photo of deceased daughter


An Ohio father asked the online community on Reddit to help him remember his newborn daughter without the tubes she was dependent on for the six weeks they spent together, ABC News reported Tuesday.

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NewsPeople in leadership positions may sacrifice privacy for security


People with higher job status may be more willing to compromise privacy for security reasons and also be more determined to carry out those decisions, according to researchers.

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NewsWhat do Google searches tell us about our climate change fears?

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Political ideology, education levels affect when people search for climate information

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NewsNickel in iPad causes allergic reaction in 11 year old boy: Report


A report in a respected pediatrics journal said an iPad was the cause of a strange and unexplained rash in an 11-year-old boy.

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HealthFish oil supplements reduce incidence of cognitive decline, may improve memory function

Teenager Recovers from Coma After Taking Fish Oil

Rhode Island Hospital researchers have completed a study that found regular use of fish oil supplements (FOS) was associated with a significant reduction in cognitive decline and brain atrophy in older adults. The study examined the relationship between FOS use during the Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI) and indicators of cognitive decline. The findings are published online in advance of print in the journal Alzheimer's & Dementia.

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HealthWeighty issue: Stress and high-fat meals combine to slow metabolism in women

A once healthy 11-year-old girl was suddenly diagnosed with anorexia that nearly killed her, after her family received a warning that said she was at risk of being overweight.

Study estimates daily effect could add up to nearly 11 pounds in a year

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HealthHIV detected in baby believed to have been cured: Report


Federal officials announced Thursday that a nearly 4-year-old Mississippi girl, thought to have been cured of HIV, has detectable levels of the virus.

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HealthExercise is the best medicine: QUT study


Women would benefit from being prescribed exercise as medicine, according to a QUT study that revealed moderate to high intensity activity is essential to reducing the risk of death in older women.

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HealthThe bigger the better: Cigarette warning labels prompt quit attempts


Cigarette warning labels can influence a smoker to try to quit even when the smoker is trying to avoid seeing the labels, according to a survey of thousands of adult smokers in four countries published by the American Psychological Association.

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HealthWant a higher GPA in college? Join a gym


For those students looking to bump up their grade point averages during college, the answer may not be spending more time in a library or study hall, but in a gym.

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HealthBeing extremely obese cuts a person's lifespan more than cigarettes


It's already common knowledge that obesity can cut life short by causing strokes, but a new study quantifies the toll: the most extreme cases cut a person's lifespan more than cigarettes.

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Adults with Special Needs See Gains, Challenges with Long Term Oral Care

Blizzident: Toothbrush that Cleans the Teeth in Six Seconds Guaranteed

A retrospective study conducted by researchers at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and colleagues reports that among adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, the likelihood of having cavities decreased as the number of years receiving dental care increased. The findings, published in the July/August issue of Special Care in Dentistry, may help improve interventions designed to address the oral health of individuals in this population.

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Greedy CEOs bad for business

Yes, Virginia, there is greed. Greedy managers. Corporate greed. Greedy behavior. In fact, a web database search shows you can find such phrases in the business press over 18,000 times, confirming the subject's popularity in everyday media. But you need not fear greed, Virginia, because believe it or not, you can moderate it.


Woman films herself having a stroke, helps doctors figure out what was wrong (VIDEO)

A quick thinking Canadian woman may have saved her own life by recording her stroke with her smartphone, CBC News reported.


Haters spend more time … hating?

We already know haters are predisposed to be that way. Now we see they also spend a lot of time at fewer activities than their non-hater counterparts. But in a twist of irony, that grumpy person at work may actually be pretty good at their job since they spend so much time on fewer activities, thereby giving them the opportunity to hone their skills in specific tasks. It's all covered in a new study published in the journal Social Psychology.

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Humans have been changing Chinese environment for 3,000 years

Ancient levee system set stage for massive, dynasty-toppling floods

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Rate of induced labor drops in the US, CDC reports

For the past twenty years, there has been a steady increase of the number of induced labors in the United States. Now, that is all changing in recent years, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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