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Medical Research

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  • Eight diet and exercise mistakes that age you

    Eight diet and exercise mistakes that age you
    Eating too much sugar certainly isn’t wise for your waistline, but overindulging in dessert can also add years to your face. “Good nutrition is a fundamental building block of healthy skin,” explains Leslie Baumann, MD, a dermatologist...
  • Younger Women Often Ignore Early Heart Attack Signs

    Younger Women Often Ignore Early Heart Attack Signs
    Women between the ages of 30 and 55 tend to ignore early heart attack symptoms, which may be part of the reason more young women die from heart attacks than young men, according to new research by Yale School of Public Health. Many women delay seeking...
  • Study: Fast-food limits didn't cut obesity rate in South LA

    A much-hailed law that restricted the opening of new stand-alone fast-food restaurants in one of the poorest sections of Los Angeles did not curb obesity or improve diets, a new study found. City lawmakers passed the zoning ordinance in 2008 that limited...
  • Military children more likely to have a history of suicide attempts

    Military children more likely to have a history of suicide attempts
    California high school students who have a parent in the military are far more likely than those from civilian families to have recently attempted suicide, according to a new study. The findings are based on a survey of ninth and 11th graders at 261...
  • Physical activity offsets risks related to white spots on brain scans

    Q: I recently had a brain MRI after a fall. I did not have a concussion. However, my doctor told me I have white spots. I consider myself a bright 75-year-old. Do I need to worry? A: Radiologists often see white spots on brain scans, both CT scans and...
  • Study of Britain produces first fine-scale genetic map of a nation

    Study of Britain produces first fine-scale genetic map of a nation
    Britain may be famous for preserving its royal DNA, but a genetic analysis of the nation is providing new insights into the "story of the masses," according to scientists. Researchers announced Wednesday that they had created the world's first fine-...
  • Tea: A cup of good health?

    Tea, especially green tea, is often said to be good for your health. But if tea is good for you, how good? And why? It turns out that tea contains substances that have been linked to a lower risk for heart disease, cancer and other health problems. But...
  • Apple's ResearchKit could be boon for medical research, but there are concerns

    CUPERTINO, Calif. You will soon be able to participate in cutting-edge medical research from the comfort of your iPhone. At a hotly anticipated event focused on its new smartwatch earlier this month, Apple surprised attendees by unveiling ResearchKit,...
  • Water fluoridation debate reignites in Western Pennsylvania

    Debates come and go, but there's one — the seven-decades-old battle over fluoridating drinking water — that appears to be rekindling in Western Pennsylvania. Officials in Brackenridge were set to remove fluoride from the town's water supply a...
  • Improper payments by federal agencies reach a record $125B

    Federal agencies set a new record for improper payments last year, shelling out $125 billion in questionable benefits after years of declines. The payments included tax credits for families that didn't qualify, Medicare payments for treatments that might...
  • New Ken Burns documentary features Hopkins cancer care unit

    New Ken Burns documentary features Hopkins cancer care unit
    A new Ken Burns-produced documentary on cancer premiering on PBS later this month features several patient stories and interviews conducted with clinicians and scientists at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center. Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning...