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Alzheimer’s disease can strike women and men differently

[ad_1] By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter The ravages of Alzheimer’s disease may strike later in women than in men, but once they set in, women tend to deteriorate much faster than men, according to a new study. Something known as cognitive reserve helps the aging brain function better for longer, …

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Mediterranean diet could keep aging brains sharp

[ad_1] Latest news on diet and weight management By Colin Tweedy HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY February 25, 2021 (HealthDay News) Helping your brain stay sharp as you age can be as simple as changing the food on your plate at dinner time, a new study suggests. The study focused on the …

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Facebook reflects the real you

[ad_1] Profiles on social networking site reflect reality By Bill HendrickWebMD Health News Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD February 18, 2010 – The image you present to the world on Facebook is likely to reflect the real you. This finding comes from a study by psychologists who investigated whether people …

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Smoking increases the misery of the homeless

[ad_1] Latest news on prevention and wellness By Amy NortonHealthDay reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) – Smoking is common among homeless people, and it’s costing them much of the little money they have, according to a new study. The research, looking at more than 300 homeless adults who …

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Health Highlights: February 18, 2010

[ad_1] Here are some of the latest developments in health and medical news, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Expect health insurance rate increases, HHS warns Large increases in health insurance premiums are likely to be common in the coming years, warns a US Department of Health and Human Services …

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Pot smokers susceptible to other addictions, study results

[ad_1] Latest news on prevention and wellness By Steven ReinbergHealthDay reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) – Pot smokers may be at a much higher risk of developing addiction to other drugs or alcohol, according to a new study. Researchers found that adult marijuana use was associated with a …

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New aid in weight loss?

[ad_1] Latest news on diet and weight management THURSDAY, Feb. 18 (HealthDay News) – An amino acid called isoleucine may play an important role in weight loss, a new study suggests. Japanese researchers fed mice a diet high in fat (45% of calories from fat) for six weeks. After the …

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More Evidence Smog May Increase Stroke Risk

[ad_1] By Steven ReinbergHealthDay reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) – As air pollution levels rise, so does the risk of stroke, suggests a new study. The researchers used data from the United States and China. These two countries are the largest producers of greenhouse gases in the world …

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Screens, HPV vaccine less beneficial in older women

[ad_1] Latest news on sexual health THURSDAY, Feb. 18 (HealthDay News) – As women age, they receive fewer benefits from frequent human papillomavirus (HPV) screening and vaccinations to prevent the virus, new research shows. Although infection with certain types of HPV can lead to cervical cancer, there is a vaccine …

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