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More and more people, particularly older adults, are grappling with loneliness year-round, and a growing body of research suggests that chronic loneliness carries serious...

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Cholesterol-lowering drugs Statins have low side effects

The cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins have demonstrated benefits in reducing the risk of heart attacks and strokes caused by blood clots (ischemic strokes). Since statins...

People with diabetes could enjoy dried fruits but not white bread

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Some men with prostate cancer opt out of surgery

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Obesity, risk of cognitive dysfunction? High-intensity interval exercise may help you

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This new blood pressure app could be used on iPhone easily

In a new study, researchers from Michigan State University invented a proof-of-concept blood pressure app. This app can give accurate readings on an iPhone with...

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You can have blood vessels of a healthy 20-year-old into your 70s

In a recent study, researchers found that having the blood vessels of a healthy 20-year-old into one’s 70s is difficult but possible in Western...

Why people with diabetes need to pay attention to their cholesterol test

For patients who take diabetes medications, fasting before having blood drawn for cholesterol tests contributes to low blood sugar, or hypoglycemia. The study appears in...

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