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  • Vegan communities growing, along with research on health benefits

    No, vegans are not extraterrestrials from a planet orbiting Vega, although many might consider their dietary habits to be completely alien. Plant-only eaters represent a mere 2 percent of the population; another 5 percent describe themselves as...
  • TAU research links Alzheimer's disease to brain hyperactivity

    Tel Aviv — Patients with Alzheimer's disease run a high risk of seizures. While the amyloid-beta protein involved in the development and progression of Alzheimer's seems the most likely cause for this neuronal hyperactivity, how and why this...
  • Speech Class: 75 Years Ago, A Dignified Lou Gehrig Bows Out

    Speech Class: 75 Years Ago, A Dignified Lou Gehrig Bows Out
    Lou Gehrig received a silver trophy from his manager, but he could not lift it, or hold it for very long. He had to set it down on the grass. Then Joe McCarthy walked Gehrig toward a bank of microphones to make the most famous and enduring speech ever...
  • Rare bumblebee rebounding? Sightings create hopeful buzz

    SEATTLE For Will Peterman, the first thrill was spotting a rare, Western bumblebee north of Seattle last summer. The second was when the calls and emails started rolling in. Once abundant throughout the Western United States, the bumblebee with the...
  • Gut bacteria linked to rheumatoid arthritis

    Gut bacteria linked to rheumatoid arthritis
    Scientists can't predict what triggers rheumatoid arthritis, a mysterious and painful autoimmune disorder that causes inflammation in the joints. But they're targeting an intriguing new suspect: the trillions of microbes living and working inside the gut....
  • Walking improves mood, eases fatigue in those with Parkinson's disease

    Walking improves mood, eases fatigue in those with Parkinson's disease
    In yet another endorsement for getting on your feet and walking, researchers said Wednesday that people with mild to moderate Parkinson’s disease may improve their motor function, mood, fatigue levels and more by taking regular aerobic walks....
  • Thorough evaluation needed to determine if surgery an option for patient with emphysema

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My father, 68, has advanced emphysema. Medication for it doesn't seem to help as much as it used to. We've heard that volume reduction surgery is sometimes used in cases like his. What does this surgery involve? What are the benefits?...
  • Nature's dying migrant worker

    SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY, Calif. On a cool January day in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains, Steve Ellis culled his sick bees. The only sounds were their steady buzz and the chuffing of the smoker he used to keep them calm as he opened the hives, one...
  • What Doctors Know: Chill out! Safeguard your health by learning to control stress

    Source: Pacific Prime Insurance whatdoctorsknow.com Just like germs, a certain amount of stress is actually good for you, and virtually a necessity to maintain balanced mental, physical and emotional health. However, being able to differentiate...
  • Pet Vet: Ear canal issues prevalent problem for pups

    Alice is a 4-year-old golden retriever who lives with Karen, her caretaker. Alice has had a very good life, spending most of her time with Karen both inside and outside the house. She is walked every day for at least two miles and is very active....
  • How to fix a broken market in antibiotics

    How to fix a broken market in antibiotics
    The drugs don't work - and neither does the market, when it comes to antibiotics. When sophisticated bugs that medicines used to kill within days start to fight back and win, all of healthcare, and the people it keeps alive, is in trouble. Take...