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  • Lose weight to gain brain power? Study says it may work

    Weight-loss surgery can make you thinner. But can it make you smarter too? It’s a question that scientists have wondered about, since they know the reverse is true. Studies have shown that brain function declines in people who have too many...
  • E-cigarettes should be regulated and sales restricted, WHO says

    E-cigarettes should be regulated and sales restricted, WHO says
    Electronic cigarettes should be regulated globally, and the devices should not be used in indoor public places or sold to minors, the World Health Organization said Tuesday. Its report warns that it might take decades before there is conclusive evidence...
  • Can stem cells help mobility after stroke?

    MIAMI When Bruce Daily woke up after having lumbar surgery a year ago, he realized he couldn't move the right side of his body. "It took me a long while to figure out I wasn't gonna walk again," he said. "I knew I was down." Daily, 69, had gone in for...
  • Navigating Robin Williams' suicide with young adults

    Navigating Robin Williams' suicide with young adults
    As a parent of maturing children, I find few conversations more difficult to navigate than those involving sex, drugs and alcohol. Add to the list now Robin Williams and suicide. Anyone old enough to have a Facebook or Twitter account including my...
  • Youth e-cigarette use rising; heart group calls for regulation

    Are electronic cigarettes a bridge to help people quit smoking or a gateway to start smoking young? Either way, a leading heart health organization says it’s high time that federal laws prohibit the sale of these devices to minors, and it recommends...
  • As kids get fatter, fewer parents can tell their children are obese

    As kids get fatter, fewer parents can tell their children are obese
    Researchers have identified a new culprit in the epidemic of childhood obesity: parents who can’t even tell that their pudgy kids are overweight. A new study in the journal Pediatrics finds that American parents are significantly less likely to...
  • Multiple sclerosis: What you need to know about the disease

    What is MS? Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot...
  • Prescription painkiller deaths fall in medical marijuana states

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Researchers aren't sure why, but in the 23 U.S. states where medical marijuana has been legalized, deaths from opioid overdoses have decreased by almost 25 percent, according to a new analysis. "Most of the discussion...
  • E-cigarettes may be tempting non-smoking youths to smoke: CDC study

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Electronic cigarettes may be more tempting to non-smoking youths than conventional cigarettes, and once young people have tried e-cigarettes they are more inclined to give regular cigarettes a try, U.S. researchers said on Monday. A...
  • 'The Strain': Anti-vampire forces unite in 'For Services Rendered'

    'The Strain': Anti-vampire forces unite in 'For Services Rendered'
    Day turns to night, via an eerie eclipse, and vampires all over New York City are having a field day right out in the open. Now would be a good time for the titular heroes of "The Strain" to push past their doubts, resolve their control issues and marshal...
  • Music festival to benefit Lyme research, awareness

    Music festival to benefit Lyme research, awareness
    Musicians will sing and strum and play the harmonica Thursday night in Annapolis night to raise funds — and awareness — for Lyme disease. Headlining the Ticked Off Music Fest will be Les Stroud, a TV survivalist and musician from Canada. He'...