The MIND Diet May Help Prevent Alzheimer’s

The MIND Diet May Help Prevent Alzheimer’s Want another great reason to eat healthy? The food choices you make daily might lower your odds of getting Alzheimer’s disease, some scientists say. Researchers have found that people who stuck to a diet that included foods like berries, leafy greens, and fish had a major drop in […]

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Daily Aspirin Taken by More Than Half of Older U.S. Adults

Majority of Older U.S. Adults Take Daily Aspirin By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Slightly more than half of middle-aged adults and seniors in the United States take aspirin daily to prevent heart attack, stroke or other serious illnesses, a new survey has found. Leading medical associations recommend use […]

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Cigars Pose Dangers Similar to Cigarettes

Cigars Pose Dangers Similar to Cigarettes By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Smoking cigars carries the same risk of death as smoking cigarettes, a new review finds. “The results reinforce the fact that cigar smoking carries many of the same health risks as cigarette smoking. Cigar smoking is linked […]

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Cigars Pose Dangers Similar to Cigarettes

Cigars Pose Dangers Similar to Cigarettes By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Smoking cigars carries the same risk of death as smoking cigarettes, a new review finds. “The results reinforce the fact that cigar smoking carries many of the same health risks as cigarette smoking. Cigar smoking is linked […]

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Quit Smoking at Any Age to Live Longer

Quit Smoking at Any Age to Live Longer April 24, 2015 — It’s never too late to stop smoking, experts say. They’ve found that even quitting after your 60th birthday can help add years to your life. Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center reviewed info from 25 different studies involving 503,905 people from Europe […]

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Prices of MS Drugs Soaring, Study Finds

Prices of MS Drugs Soaring, Study Finds By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The prices of multiple sclerosis drugs have skyrocketed in the past two decades, in some cases rising more than 700 percent, a new study shows. The huge price increases have occurred even though newer drugs have […]

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Adult-Onset Allergies

Why Do You Have Allergies All of a Sudden? If you’ve made it to adulthood without allergies, that’s great. You might not be off the hook, though. You don’t have to be a child to have a first bout of hay fever or red, itchy skin. Half of new allergies happen in adults, most often […]

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2nd U.S. Ice Cream Maker Pulls All Products After Listeria Threat

FRIDAY, April 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — For the second time this week, a major U.S. manufacturer of ice cream has recalled all of its products because of possible contamination with the bacteria listeria. Ohio-based Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams said Thursday that it was recalling all of its ice creams, sorbets and ice cream sandwiches, […]

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Genes May Determine Whether You’re Mosquito Bait

Genes May Determine Whether You’re Mosquito Bait By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Your genes may affect whether mosquitoes prefer to snack on you or someone else, a new study shows. In experiments with identical and fraternal twins, a team at the London School of Hygiene Tropical Medicine discovered […]

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Heroin Use Levels Off in U.S., But Still High: Report

Heroin Use Levels Off in U.S., But Still High By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Levels of heroin use in the United States have stabilized but are still high, federal officials reported Thursday. In 2013, about 681,000 Americans aged 12 and older said they had used heroin in the […]

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