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Comprehensive analysis of human DNA tracks migration, identity

[ad_1] By Steven ReinbergHealthDay reporter THURSDAY, February 21 (HealthDay News) – In the largest such examination of human genetic diversity ever, an international team of geneticists used clues in DNA to track the differences and similarities between people around the world . Report in the February 22 issue of Science, …

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Moderate levels of aerobic fitness may reduce the risk of stroke

[ad_1] THURSDAY, Feb. 21 (HealthDay News) – A moderate level of aerobic fitness can significantly reduce stroke risk in both men and women, according to a large, long-standing study. The study, which is set to be presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference in New Orleans on Thursday, …

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New guidelines for osteoporosis testing

[ad_1] Latest news on women’s health Older men and younger men with risk factors should have a bone density test By Salynn BoylesWebMD Health News Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD February 21, 2008 – For the first time, the nation’s leading osteoporosis group recommends routine bone density testing for both …

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Decreased cognitive impairment in the elderly

[ad_1] Latest news on senior health WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20 (HealthDay News) – Memory loss and thinking problems are becoming less common among older Americans, perhaps due to better education, personal wealth and cardiovascular care. Published online February 20 in Alzheimer’s and dementia, the national study of 11,000 people aged 70 …

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Cancer deaths in the United States in 2005

[ad_1] 5,424 more people died of cancer in 2005 than in 2004, but the cancer death rate is much lower than in 1990 By Miranda HittiWebMD Health News Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD February 20, 2008 – New cancer statistics show an increase in cancer deaths in 2005 and an …

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