Beware of Stressful Events in the Evening

FRIDAY, Dec. 14, 2018 — Stress in the evening may take more of a toll on your body than stress at other times of day, a new study suggests.
The reason? Later in the day, the human body releases lower levels of the hormone that helps ease stress,…
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A Family Tragedy Highlights Carbon Monoxide Danger

FRIDAY, Dec. 14, 2018 — It was a chilly morning in Louisville, so Juvenal Garcia Mora warmed up the car inside the garage before planning to drive his two children to school.
By the next day, all three were dead — victims of a tragedy that…
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U.S. Flu Activity Low Right Now, but Rising: CDC

FRIDAY, Dec. 14, 2018 — Flu season is getting off to a slow but steady start, a U.S. health official said Friday.
As of now, only Georgia is seeing high levels of infections, but cases are being reported throughout the nation.
“Flu activity is…
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Approach That New Gene Testing Kit With Caution

MONDAY, Dec. 17, 2018 — Lots of Americans will unwrap a scarf or sweater this holiday season. But a growing number will receive a gift that’s potentially life-changing: an at-home genetic testing kit.
Home DNA testing yields clues to ancestry and,…
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Gene Tweaking Prevented Obesity in Mice

FRIDAY, Dec. 14, 2018 — A modified version of the CRISPR gene-editing technique could help fight obesity without having to alter any genes, a new study in mice suggests.
CRISPR, an acronym for a family of DNA sequences, generally involves cutting…
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Crohn's, Colitis May Be Tied to Prostate Cancer

FRIDAY, Dec. 14, 2018 — Men with inflammatory bowel disease have a significantly greater risk of prostate cancer, a new study finds.
About 1 million men in the United States have inflammatory bowel disease, which includes Crohn’s disease and…
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AHA: Thyroid Problems Linked to Worsening Heart Failure

FRIDAY, Dec. 14, 2018 (American Heart Association) — The thyroid is a tiny powerhouse. The gland, which is located at the base of the neck, releases hormones that control how the entire body uses energy and affects an array of organs throughout the…
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Does Diabetes Damage Brain Health?

FRIDAY, Dec. 14, 2018 — Diabetes has been tied to a number of complications such as kidney disease, but new research has found that older people with type 2 diabetes can also have more difficulties with thinking and memory.
During a five-year…
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The Lowdown on Low-Fat Milk (It's All Good)

FRIDAY, Dec. 14, 2018 — Calcium is best known as a building block of strong bones, and studies show that getting it from the source — milk — is more effective than supplements.
Nutritionists also are learning that it has another important role…
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