An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but what about a beer a day? Or for that matter, a glass of wine or even a shot of hard liquor? It’s well-established that drinking too much, even every once in a while, is bad for you, but there’s often uncertainty regarding how moderate drinking affects […]

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“Am I pretty enough? Am I doing this right? Should I be going to yoga?” These kinds of anxious, self-judgmental thoughts often run through some women’s minds as they have sex, experts say. But a new study says “mindfulness meditation” training — which teaches how to bring one’s thoughts into the present moment — can […]

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An unusual type of tumor in dogs is contagious — it can be passed from animal to animal, usually during mating. Now a study shows how this sexually transmitted cancer may work: Cancer cells can rejuvenate themselves by stealing the mitochondria, or the cellular “powerhouses,” of the animals they infect. The mitochondria inside the tumor […]

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Here’s a reason to get your flu shot that you probably haven’t considered: infection with swine flu may trigger baldness in a small number of people. A new report from Japan suggests a link between alopecia areata, a condition in which patches of hair fall out, and swine flu. The researchers report that seven patients […]

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Brain regions associated with recognizing patterns tend to light up more in autistic people than the general population, perhaps explaining why those with autism often excel at visual tasks, a new study finds. The brain regions in question are called the temporal and occipital areas, and are associated with perception and recognition of patterns. A […]

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Forget the freshman 15. Weight gain during the first year of college may be the least of it — the likelihood of packing on pounds increases as students ascend to seniority, according to a new study. The results show college students become less physically active, and in turn gain more weight, as they progress through […]

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Providing severe trauma patients with doses of steroids may reduce their risk of developing pneumonia in the hospital, a new study says. Patients that received low doses of the steroid medication hydrocortisone for seven days had a 15 percent lower risk of developing pneumonia compared with those that received a placebo. Patients that received steroids […]

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Spending more than four hours a day sitting in front of a television or computer more than doubles your risk of dying from or being hospitalized for heart disease, according to a new study. And even those who exercise can’t overcome the detrimental effects of too much screen time, said study researcher Emmanuel Stamatakis, of […]

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Of the people who develop Alzheimer’s disease before the age of 60 but do not yet display any memory problems, more than half may be misdiagnosed with other kinds of brain disease, a new Spanish study suggests. Among people in the study who had early-onset Alzheimer’s disease but whose symptoms did not include a failing […]

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A new blood test can diagnose cases of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, a rare, fatal brain disease caused by proteins known as prions, according to U.K. researchers. Prions also cause mad cow disease, or bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE). The test could one day be used to identify contaminated blood and prevent transmission of the disease during […]

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