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  • Study casts doubt on some findings about sodium

    Study casts doubt on some findings about sodium
    Are Americans getting mixed messages about how much sodium they should be consuming? Lately, yes, and some of those messages are muddled because studies themselves are muddled, a panel of doctors has concluded. The Institute of Medicine panel...
  • Study: Babies born after moms' weight loss surgery are healthier

    Of the many powers mothers wield, few are more extraordinary than the power to nudge a child's health prospects in one direction or another simply by having incubated that child in her womb. Research is uncovering more and more instances in which a...
  • Novel Middle East virus may take more than a week to sicken victims

    The unfolding mysteries of the illness known as Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus already have the makings of an epidemiological thriller, and two newly published case reports offer grist for whoever writes the screenplay based on the latest...
  • Restaurant meals overloaded with salt, fat, calories, study says

    Restaurant meals overloaded with salt, fat, calories, study says
    Want to satisfy your full day’s requirement of salt, fat and calories? Sit down in a restaurant and order a meal. After an exhaustive analysis of 3,507 possible ways to order 685 meals at 19 restaurants chains in Canada, researchers found that the...
  • Randy Travis hospitalized with viral cardiomyopathy: What is it?

    Country music star Randy Travis was hospitalized in Texas on Sunday with viral cardiomyopathy and is listed in critical condition, according to his website. Viral cardiomyopathy is a form of heart disease in which the heart muscle becomes weakened due...
  • Aerobic exercise as breast cancer prevention: Evidence mounts

    Aerobic exercise as breast cancer prevention: Evidence mounts
    There's a fair amount of circumstantial evidence that regular exercise reduces a woman's risk of developing breast cancer. But contradictory findings, and lingering questions as to how physical activity would work to ward off breast cancer, have clouded...
  • Europeans seemingly healthier than ever -- with some caveats

    The good news from a report just released by the European Environment Agency and the Joint Research Centre at the European Commission is that Europeans are living longer and healthier lives than ever. For that they can thank rigorous government policies...
  • 'Senior moments' may have real link to Alzheimer's disease

    'Senior moments' may have real link to Alzheimer's disease
    The “senior moments” of unreliable memory may be a scientifically valid way to predict Alzheimer’s disease, after all. Alzheimer’s disease experts gathered at an international conference in Boston this week have a fancy name...
  • What changes now that doctors have declared obesity a 'disease'?

    What changes now that doctors have declared obesity a 'disease'?
    Does it really matter if the medical establishment calls obesity a “disease” instead of a chronic health condition or a disorder? It’s a question doctors and public health experts are considering in the wake of Tuesday’s vote...
  • FDA approves an antidepressant for hot flashes

    Is it hot in here, or am I just depressed? For many menopausal women, hot flashes are just depressing. And depression, which affects at least one in four women ages 40 to 59, can intensify the misery of hot flashes, as well. No surprise, then, that a...
  • Do you need to be a vegetarian to lead a healthy life?

    Do you need to be a vegetarian to lead a healthy life?
    Can a vegetarian diet add years to your life? A new study suggests the answer could be yes. After examining the health records of 73,308 people for an average of nearly six years, researchers discovered that vegetarians were 12% less likely to die...