Risk Assessments Can Help Prevent Falls

SATURDAY, Sept. 30, 2017 — Falls are a serious problem for many American seniors, but there are a number of ways to reduce the risk, a senior health expert says.
The millions of falls that occur each year threaten seniors’ health, independence and…
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State Policies Can Reduce Alcohol-Related Murders

FRIDAY, Sept. 29, 2017 — Taxes, sales restrictions and other policies aimed at alcohol control appear to reduce the likelihood that murders and other violent crimes will be alcohol-related, according to a new study.
The researchers, from Boston…
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Verzenio Approved for Advanced Breast Cancer

FRIDAY, Sept. 29, 2017 — Verzenio (abemaciclib) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat women with certain advanced forms of breast cancer, the most common cancer in the United States.
More than 250,000 women are…
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Looking at Laughter for Clues to Anti-Social Behavior

FRIDAY, Sept. 29, 2017 — A child’s inability to laugh with others could point to psychopathic behavior later, a new study suggests.
Most people find it natural to join in when they see or hear others laughing, the researchers noted. But laughter…
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A More Accurate Predictor for Alzheimer's?

FRIDAY, Sept. 29, 2017 — A new test that checks for multiple gene variants linked with Alzheimer’s disease may be more effective than testing for a single genetic variant, a new study suggests.
The genetic variant APOE E4 is regarded as the…
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Your Sociability May Hinge on 'Love Hormone'

FRIDAY, Sept. 29, 2017 — If you like to hang out with friends, it might be due to the “love hormone” oxytocin, a new mouse study suggests.
Oxytocin promotes socialization by triggering pleasurable feelings when people get together, said Stanford…
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Dialysis Patients Often End Up Back in the Hospital

FRIDAY, Sept. 29, 2017 — Nearly one-quarter of kidney dialysis patients admitted to the hospital are readmitted within 30 days after discharge, a new study finds.
In many cases, the readmissions are for a different problem than the one that led to…
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Is Gluten-Free Such a Good Idea?

FRIDAY, Sept. 29, 2017 — Gluten-free diets are increasingly popular but not a good idea for everyone, doctors say.
Gluten is a type of protein found in grains such as wheat, rye and barley. Only people with conditions that require them to avoid…
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Tasty Ways to Get More Fiber

FRIDAY, Sept. 29, 2017 — You probably know that it’s a good idea to eat more fiber. But do you know why?
Fiber is found in plant-based foods. It adds volume to your diet, but passes through the intestines quickly because the body can’t digest it….
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