Certain Female Vets May Face Higher Dementia Risk

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12, 2018 — The toll of U.S. military service can be steep for female veterans, with depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and brain injury each significantly raising the odds of later dementia, new research suggests.
The study,…
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How the Mediterranean Diet Can Help Women's Hearts

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12, 2018 — Women who stick to a Mediterranean diet have a 25 percent lower risk of heart disease — and researchers say they’re starting to understand why.
“Our study has a strong public health message that modest changes in known…
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Obesity to Blame for Almost 1 in 25 Cancers Worldwide

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12, 2018 — Overweight and obesity accounted for nearly 4 percent of all cancers globally in 2012, and that rate is likely to rise in coming decades, a new study suggests.
Rates of excess body weight have been increasing worldwide…
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Eczema Can Drive People to Thoughts of Suicide: Study

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12, 2018 — Nearly 28 million Americans are affected by the skin condition eczema, and for some it may become so chronic and severe they consider suicide, new research shows.
A new review of data from 15 studies, involving over…
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Just How Clean Is That Stethoscope?

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12, 2018 — For doctors and nurses in hospitals, hand-washing between patients is a must. But what about their stethoscopes?
A new hospital study finds that stethoscopes are laden with a wide range of bacteria. Some, such as…
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