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Gluten-free diet may help people with neuropathic pain

A strict gluten-free diet may help protect against the nerve pain that some people with gluten sensitivity experience, according to a new study. “These findings...
Untreated late effects of breast cancer care might increase depression and anxiety among survivors, Penn study shows

Untreated late effects of breast cancer care might increase depression and anxiety

Treatment advances have increased the five-year survival rate for breast cancer to 90 percent. But, for many of the 2.8 million survivors in the United...
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The onset of Alzheimer’s disease: The importance of family history

You're about to turn 60, and you're fretting. Your mother has had Alzheimer's disease since the age of 65. At what age will the disease...
Higher waist and hip measures may add up to more risk for heart attack among women

Bigger waist and hip may increase heart attack risk in women

Higher waist and hip size are more strongly associated with heart attack risk than overall obesity, especially among women, according to new research. In a...
Eating nuts may aid colon cancer survival

Eating nuts may aid colon cancer survival

People with stage III colon cancer who regularly eat nuts are at significantly lower risk of cancer recurrence and mortality than those who don't,...
Breastfeeding may have long

Breastfeeding may have long-term heart health benefits for some moms

Women with normal blood pressure during pregnancy and who breastfed their babies for at least six months following birth had better markers of cardiovascular...
Can cancer treatment lead to heart disease

Can cancer treatment lead to heart disease?

Advances in cancer treatment have resulted in a growing number of cancer survivors. However, powerful treatments such as chemotherapy, radiation treatments and some cancer drugs...
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Mom’s immune system activation can shape baby’s brain development

A new study reveals that activation of a pregnant mother’s immune system can affect her baby’s brain development. A team of researchers found that short-...
Higher waist and hip measures may add up to greater risk for heart attack among women

Higher waist and hip measures may add up to greater risk for heart attack...

Higher waist and hip size are more strongly associated with heart attack risk than overall obesity, especially among women, according to research in Journal of...
Diet shown to reduce stroke risk may also reduce risk of depression

Diet shown to reduce stroke risk may also reduce risk of depression

People who eat vegetables, fruit and whole grains may have lower rates of depression over time, according to a new study. The study found that...