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Heart Scans Only Useful in Prescribing Statins Under Certain Conditions

As long as inexpensive statins, which lower cholesterol, are readily available and patients don’t mind taking them, it doesn’t make sense to do a...

Stressful experiences have big, immediate effects on children’s health

Science has shown that children who experience stressful events are more likely to face poor health outcomes as adults, but new research shows the...

Making diabetes screening more available at the dentist’s office

You may have diabetes and not even know it. According the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 25.8 million people have diabetes. Of these,...

New sugar-test to reduce false-positive cancer diagnoses

The world’s most widespread test for ovarian cancer reports false-positives in 94 of 100 diagnosed cases. Now, chemists at the University of Copenhagen working...
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Low IQ in teen years ups risk of early-onset dementia

Men who at the age of 18 years have poorer cardiovascular fitness and/or a lower IQ more often suffer from dementia before the age...

Blood test IDs those at-risk for cognitive decline, Alzheimer’s within 3...

Researchers have discovered and validated a blood test that can predict with greater than 90 percent accuracy if a healthy person will develop mild...

For older drivers, study finds, one drink may be one too...

You may have only had one glass of wine with dinner, but if you’re 55 or older, that single serving may hit you hard...

Nasal filter looks promising for allergy sufferers

Clinical research from Aarhus University suggests that a newly developed type of filter can help people with nasal symptoms from seasonal hay fever A small...

Misplaced protein causes heart failure

Study shows how changes in the organized cell membrane network of heart muscle leads to heart failure Colchicine, a drug that's used to treat gout,...

Researchers use Lumosity to spot early cognitive impairment in cirrhosis patients

Peer-reviewed study published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology A new study from the University of Washington has found that performance on Lumosity games can...

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