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23 Feb

Stress and Obesity

Long-term stress raises the risk of obesity, new study finds.

22 Feb

Breast Cancer and Lifestyle Changes

Physical activity may be the most important lifestyle factor in reducing breast cancer recurrence and death, study finds.

21 Feb

Quality of Melatonin Products

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Lower Back Disk Surgeries May Benefit All Ages

THURSDAY, Feb. 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- People of all ages seem to benefit from surgery for a slipped or bulging ("herniated") disk in the lower back, a new study suggests.

Older patients, over the age of 65, actually seemed to experience greater lower back relief than their younger peers, the researchers found.

However, ...

Can an Apple a Day Keep COPD Away?

THURSDAY, Feb. 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Eating lots of fruits and vegetables is good for everyone -- and may even help current and former smokers avoid chronic lung disease, a new investigation reveals.

Apples, pears, green leafy vegetables and peppers appear to offer protection against COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease),...

Too Many Stroke Victims Don't Get Clot-Busting Drug: Study

THURSDAY, Feb. 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Stroke victims can be saved through the timely use of a powerful clot-busting drug, but certain groups of patients still aren't getting the medication quickly enough to help, a new study reveals.

Blacks, Hispanics, women, seniors on Medicare and people in rural areas are less likely to be tre...

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  • February 23, 2017
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A Stressed Life May Mean a Wider Waistline

THURSDAY, Feb. 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Days filled with stress and anxiety may be upping your risk of becoming overweight or obese, British researchers say.

The researchers said they found a link between high levels of the stress hormone cortisol and excess weight.

"We don't know which came first, the greater body weight...

  • Kathleen Doheny
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  • February 23, 2017
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Common Virus May Be Linked to Heart Disease, Diabetes in Some Women

THURSDAY, Feb. 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A common virus may make some women more susceptible to both heart disease and type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests.

Scientists at the University of California, San Francisco found normal-weight women under age 50 who were infected with cytomegalovirus (CMV) were more likely to have metaboli...

  • Mary Elizabeth Dallas
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  • February 23, 2017
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Smart Kids Prone to Dumb Choices on Pot, Booze

THURSDAY, Feb. 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Smart students usually know better than to light up a cigarette. But when it comes to drinking alcohol or smoking marijuana, these same whiz kids are likely to let knowledge take a backseat to "party" time.

New research from the United Kingdom revealed that students who excel in English, math...

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