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In a recent study, researchers find that cancer cells can be killed with metal from the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs. The results show that...

Sleep is more important than healthy diet and exercise in a healthy lifestyle

For many people, that goal of having a healthy lifestyle involves improvements in diet and exercise but rarely sleep. It is easy to fall off...

Toxic metal may play a role in autism development

In a recent study, researchers find that environmental metal and metalloid pollution (lead, mercury, aluminum, and arsenic) may induce autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). The finding...

Why US healthcare costs so much

There is substantial waste in U.S. healthcare, but little consensus on how to identify or combat it. New research from the University of Chicago Booth...

Training muscle strength could boost your heart health

A new study shows that regular physical exercise and muscle strength training could improve cardiovascular health. The finding is published recently in the scientific journal...

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People with high blood pressure are more inclined to take their medications correctly if an app on their smartphone reminds them, a new study...

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A new way to assess the impact of normal aging on bones, joints and muscles has been proposed that could provide a benchmark for...

Healthy dining in convenience stores?

People turn to convenience stores to grab on-the-go food while traveling or as the only alternative when fresh food options like grocery stores are...
Common household cleaning products may cause overweight in kids

Common household cleaning products may cause overweight in kids

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The connections among obesity, brain and gene

The connections among obesity, brain and gene

Clinicians should consider how the way we think can make us vulnerable to obesity, and how obesity is genetically intertwined with brain structure and...
The more you smoke, the greater your risk of a heart rhythm disorder

The more you smoke, the greater your risk of a heart rhythm disorder

The more you smoke, the greater your risk of a heart rhythm disorder called atrial fibrillation. That’s the finding of a study published in the...
Artificial intelligence can identify lung cancer type and genetic changes

Artificial intelligence can identify lung cancer type and genetic changes

A new computer program can analyze images of patients' lung tumors, specify cancer types, and even identify altered genes driving abnormal cell growth, a...
Sugar pills could relieve pain for certain chronic pain patients

Sugar pills could relieve pain for certain chronic pain patients

Someday doctors may prescribe sugar pills for certain chronic pain patients based on their brain anatomy and psychology. And the pills will reduce their pain...
7 ways to prevent and manage childhood obesity

7 ways to prevent and manage childhood obesity

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Boys and girls share similar math abilities at young ages, study finds

Boys and girls share similar math abilities at young ages, study finds

A new study shows boys and girls don't have an innately different ability to understand numbers. There has been much speculation about whether lower female...

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