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24 Feb

Gum Disease and Stroke Risk

Adults with periodontal disease may be at increased risk of ischemic stroke, new study finds.

23 Feb

Stress and Obesity

Long-term stress raises the risk of obesity, new study finds.

22 Feb

Breast Cancer and Lifestyle Changes

Physical activity may be the most important lifestyle factor in reducing breast cancer recurrence and death, study finds.

The Brain Can Produce Its Own Sugar: Report

FRIDAY, Feb. 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists are reporting that the brain naturally produces fructose, a type of sugar associated with obesity and type 2 diabetes.

The Yale University researchers said follow-up studies will investigate how fructose affects the brain and eating behavior.

Fructose is found in fruits, v...

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Prison Time Can Be Deadly … to Health

FRIDAY, Feb. 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Prison time can exact a deadly toll on health, new research suggests.

Being behind bars puts people at greater risk for both developing certain types of cancer and dying from their disease, Canadian researchers found.

"We know that people who spend time in jails and prisons in Canada ...

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Do You Need an Antibiotic?

FRIDAY, Feb. 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Hoping to lessen their misery, most people would like to know whether the respiratory illness they've got could be helped by an antibiotic.

The key to finding out may lie in your nose. Or, more specifically, the mucus in your nose.

Researchers from Duke Health in Durham, N.C., said th...

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Live Healthy, Live Longer

FRIDAY, Feb. 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Want to live a longer, healthier life?

Try five simple lifestyle recommendations, a public health expert says.

"Stay up to date on immunizations, screening exams for specific types of cancer [e.g., colorectal cancer screening for men and women, and breast and cervical cancer screening...

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Can Depression Up Odds for Arthritis Linked to Psoriasis?

FRIDAY, Feb. 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Depression in people with the chronic inflammatory skin disease psoriasis increases the risk of getting the joint condition known as psoriatic arthritis by about 37 percent, new research indicates.

The finding raises concerns because depression is not uncommon in people with psoriasis, accord...

More Booze Won't Beat Back That Hangover

FRIDAY, Feb. 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Contrary to what you might want to believe, a hair of the dog isn't the best remedy after a night of heavy drinking, a substance abuse expert warns.

"There's no scientific evidence that having an alcoholic drink will cure a hangover," said Laura Veach. "It will, at best, postpone one."

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