When Dementia Harms Speech, Native Language Matters

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 22, 2020 — Dementia patients may develop distinct speech and reading problems depending on their native language, a new study finds.
The study included 20 English-speaking and 18 Italian-speaking patients with primary progressive…
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AHA News: Can Social Media Be Good for Your Health?

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 22, 2020 (American Heart Association News) — Combine the vast power and reach of social media, the unlimited resources of websites and apps, and the unquenchable thirst for health information and motivation. The result is a powerful…
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Eating More Veggies Won't Stop Prostate Cancer: Study

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 22, 2020 — Eating a diet high in vegetables and fruits does not slow or cure prostate cancer, according to a new study.
U.S. guidelines say prostate cancer patients might benefit from eating a vegetable-rich diet.
This study…
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Are Antibiotics a Recipe for Obesity in Childhood?

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 22, 2020 — Children who receive multiple antibiotic prescriptions early in life may be vulnerable to obesity, two new studies suggest.
In one study, researchers found that 4-year-olds who’d received more than nine antibiotic…
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Allow Dead Men to Be Sperm Donors, Medical Ethicists Say

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 22, 2020 — Should a dying man be allowed to let doctors harvest his sperm for possible use by strangers after death? Yes, say two medical ethicists in the United Kingdom.
Writing in an article published Jan. 20 in the Journal of…
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Vaping Is the Darling of Instagram

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 22, 2020 — Vaping has been deemed hazardous for your health by public officials across America, but you wouldn’t know it by scrolling through Instagram.
Instead, researchers discovered that Instagram posts that promote use of the…
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This Year's Flu Season Taking Deadly Aim at Kids

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 22, 2020 — How bad or how long this year’s flu season will be remains to be seen. But one thing is already clear: It’s proving to be an especially lethal season for infected children.
Fueled by a strain of influenza that children…
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Super-Cooled Injections Might Ice Away 'Deep Fat'

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 22, 2020 — The Harvard-associated lab that created the “CoolSculpting” process of reducing fat says it’s on the trail of the next advance in nonsurgical slimming.
CoolSculpting freezes fat cells by applying an ice-cold gel pad to…
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