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The holiday season is a time with family, friends and fun, but it is also a time that is filled with lots of food...

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Successful weight loss approaches in older adults with obesity can, unfortunately, lead to bone loss and an increased risk of fractures. In a new study,...

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We recently tested 467 makeup products, donated by people in the UK, for bacterial and fungal contamination and found that 90% contained potentially deadly...

Common gut problem linked to high risk of restless legs syndrome

Restless legs syndrome is a sensorimotor disorder, in which patients have a strong, nearly irresistible urge to move the limbs that are often accompanied...

Popular blood pressure drugs may increase suicide risk

Angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) and ACE inhibitors are commonly used to treat high blood pressure, chronic kidney disease, heart failure, and diabetes. They both work...

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently announced a preliminary finding that implicates a vitamin E additive as the potential cause of lung...

These common drugs may increase risk of heart failure

Nearly six million Americans have heart failure, a leading driver of health care costs in the United States. In a new study, researchers found that...

This stuff in your brain could prevent Alzheimer’s disease

In a new study, researchers found that the most common version of a protein called CD33 plays a crucial role in regulating white blood...

This new treatment may help destroy prostate cancer

In a new study, researchers report a novel MRI-guided procedure that uses ultrasound effectively treats prostate cancer with minimal side effects. The incision-free technique could...

These two drugs could ease the passage of kidney stones

Every year, more than half a million Americans visit the emergency room for kidney stone problems. In most cases, the stones eventually pass out of...

Sleep, but not too much, to improve your heart health

In a new study, researchers found that even if you are a non-smoker who exercises and has no genetic risk to heart disease, skimping...

New way to accurately detect pancreatic cysts, prevent pancreatic cancer

In a new study, researchers found a new "virtual biopsy" allows them to definitively diagnose cysts in the pancreas with unprecedented accuracy. This means they...

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