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Neuroscientists say daily ibuprofen can prevent Alzheimer's disease

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A Vancouver-based research team led by Canada's most cited neuroscientist, Dr. Patrick McGeer, has successfully carried out studies suggesting that, if started early enough, a daily regimen of the non-prescription NSAID (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug) ibuprofen can prevent the onset of Alzh...
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Good for body and mind: Women who go for a walk at least twice a week reduce their risk of heart failure by 20 percent

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(Natural News) According to a recent study, “[walking] for at least 40 minutes several times per week at an average to fast pace is associated with a near 25-percent drop in the risk of heart failure among post-menopausal women.” Dr. Somwail Rasla, a cardiologist at Saint Vincent Hospital, ex...

1 in 3 young adults say they’ve ridden with an impaired driver

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One-third of young adults aged 19 and 20 report riding in a motor vehicle with an impaired driver at the wheel at least once in the past year, a new study reports. Marijuana use, not alcohol, was more likely to be the cause of the impairment. Researchers used data from the NEXT Generation Healt...

Study suggests uncertainty in e-cigarettes' usefulness for quitting smoking

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An analysis of data from a previous study of more than 1,350 smokers intending to quit after a hospitalization found that those who reported using electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) during the study period were less likely to have successfully quit smoking 6 months after entering the study. The...

Hoverboard injuries speeding U.S. kids to the ER

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(HealthDay)—Hoverboards may look cool, flashy and fun, but they're less safe than you might think.

Prenatal choline intake increases grey and white matter in piglets

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Choline intake during pregnancy can influence infant metabolism and brain development, according to a series of studies from the University of Illinois. Although the role of choline in neurodevelopment has been studied before in rodents, the new research, done with pigs, has more relevance to hum...

Cell tower radiation confirmed to cause cancer in animals

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(Natural News) It’s not surprising that so many people have cancer nowadays. Carcinogens are in the water we drink, the food we eat and the air we breathe. We might be able to control what we choose to eat and drink, but the invisible dangers you’re exposed to in your daily life are another s...

In D.C., Mothers Are Dying From Pregnancy at Twice the National Rate

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Maternity Desert, a new documentary from The Atlantic, follows Amber Pierre, a 24-year-old African-American woman living in southeast D.C. Pierre is pregnant with her second child. After two previous miscarriages, she is navigating a high-risk pregnancy that, combined with her Medicaid coverage, ...

New MRI scanner could revolutionize diagnosis and treatment of brain tumors

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When Reem Itani learned she had a brain tumor, she was distraught—but not for the obvious reason. Her endocrinologist told her the tumor was "MRI-negative," meaning it didn't appear on a brain scan, a concept unfamiliar to Itani even after years in medical school and residency.

Drug-related mortality rates are not randomly distributed across the US

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Between 2006 and 2015 there were more than 515,000 deaths from drug overdoses and other drug-related causes in the US. The economic, social, and emotional tolls of these deaths are substantial, but some parts of the US are bearing heavier burdens than others. Evidence from the first national stud...

Top sports leagues heavily promote unhealthy food and beverages, new study finds

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The majority of food and beverages marketed through multi-million-dollar television and online sports sponsorships are unhealthy -- and may be contributing to the escalating obesity epidemic among children and adolescents in the US.

Swimming in the ocean off the coast of first-world countries found to increase risk of illness

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(Natural News) You’ve finally saved enough to enjoy that long-planned vacation by the deep blue sea. You dream of long days and nights feeling the soft sand on your bare feet, the gentle wind blowing on your face. Your snorkeling gear is ready. So, too, are your swimming paraphernalia, includin...

Yoga can increase blood flow, aiding in repair and regeneration of tissue

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(Natural News) Research has found out that yoga improves the way our organs function. In particular, yoga stimulates bone marrow stem cells trafficking to the blood surrounding it. This, in turn, helps reduce inflammation, reduce apoptosis, revive lost cells and delay the aging process. The resu...

Louise Slaughter, Scientist and Congresswoman, Dies

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Trained in microbiology, Slaughter championed science, women's health, and consumer protections as a member of the US House of Representatives.
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Waning Protection from Vaccination Explains Rise in Mumps Cases

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A study finds that the vaccine's effects wear off as a person ages, suggesting a need for booster shots.
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AIDS Researcher Emerges as Top Candidate to Head CDC

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Robert Redfield would replace Brenda Fitzgerald, who resigned in January over unresolved conflicts of interest.
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Sarah-Jayne Blakemore: ‘It is, strangely, acceptable to mock and demonise teenagers’

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Ads from Inoreader • Remove The neuroscientist, who has written a book on the teenage brain, on the turmoil of a...

Proposed US Spending Bill Boosts Science Funding

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NIH, NSF, and the DOE's Office of Science will be among the agencies with budget increases if the omnibus bill is passed.

Recipients of Experimental Herpes Vaccine File Lawsuit

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The suit claims that Rational Vaccines, the company of recently deceased researcher William Halford, violated US and international laws when it carried out the procedure.

Drug for Stills Disease Shows Promise in Phase 2 Trial

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Patients with the rare autoimmune condition, highlighted in the Oscar-nominated film The Big Sick, currently have limited treatment options.

Ayurvedic medicines found to be safe and effective alternative treatment for osteoarthritis of the knee

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(Natural News) Aging is a given. Because of this, most people can’t avoid diseases related to aging like hypertension, cataract, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and osteoarthritis (OA). Statistics show that OA is the most widespread joint disorder among people aged 60 years old and above in the U.S. Ar...