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Loneliness and Longevity

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Healthy Aging, Mental Health, Seniors' Health

Folic Acid May Help Ward Off Stroke in People with High Blood Pressure

Chinese study found significantly lower rates in those who got an extra supply of the nutrient

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CT Scans Might Spot Heart Risks More Clearly in Patients with Chest Pain

Study found they changed treatments, lowered chances of later heart attack than standard care

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Angina, CT Scans, Heart Diseases

Experimental Drug Shows Promise in Lowering Cholesterol, Heart Attack Risk

Adding the 'investigational biologic' evolocumab to statin therapy works better, study says

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Better Treatments Helping People with Enlarged Hearts Live Longer

People with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy are benefiting from defibrillators, other advances

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Other Americans in Sierra Leone May Have Been Exposed to New U.S. Ebola Patient: CDC

Agency said it is monitoring health workers, making contingency plans to fly them home

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Millions of Kidney Failure Patients Die for Lack of Treatment

Dire need for low-cost dialysis techniques that could be used worldwide, researcher says

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Dialysis, International Health, Kidney Failure

Salt May Be Bad for More Than Your Blood Pressure

Study found damage to organs and tissues, even with no sign of hypertension

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Recovery from Bunion Surgery Faster Than in Past

Experts note full recovery generally takes six weeks or less

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E-Cigarette Use in College Tied to Other Risky Behaviors

Study sees link to smoking tobacco, marijuana and drinking alcohol

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Diet and Colon Cancer Risk

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Pregnancy Weight Has Lasting Effect on Child, Study Finds

Kids of obese moms more likely to be too heavy themselves

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Could the Future Be Finger-Stick Free for Diabetics?

New devices make monitoring blood sugar easier, but needle not eliminated yet
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Kidney Disease Can Pose Problems During Pregnancy, Study Warns

Careful monitoring necessary, researchers say

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Some Injured Kidneys May Be OK for Transplant, Study Finds

For reasons that are unclear, certain organs even performed better 6 months after transplant

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Ebola Outbreak Disrupted Routine Medical Care in West Africa

Many childhood vaccinations missed, putting hundreds of thousands at risk for measles, other diseases, study says

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Autism-Linked Genes May Be Tied to Slightly Higher IQ

Those with genes associated with the disorder scored slightly higher on thinking tests, study finds

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Genes and Gene Therapy

More Screening Could Cut Annual Colon Cancer Deaths by 21,000

Coalition aims for 80 percent participation by 2018

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Excessive Use of Medical Scans Varies by Region

Doctors tend to order more imaging technologies in the Northeast, study found

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cancer, Diagnostic Imaging, Health Disparities

Raise Legal Smoking Age to 21, U.S. Expert Panel Says

Such a move would save thousands of lives, lower number of smokers, Institute of Medicine finds

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Tetanus Shot Helped Boost Brain Cancer Survival, Small Study Finds

One patient with glioblastoma still alive nine years later

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Brain Tumors, Immunization, Tetanus

Cochlear Implants May Also Boost Seniors’ Mood, Thinking

Older people with severe hearing loss who received the devices had less depression, better mental skills

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Teen Pot Use and Memory

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Study Highlights Complexity of ‘Hearing Voices’

Many people 'hear' multiple characters, along with having bodily sensations

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Healthy Lifestyle May Guard Against Dementia

Study found seniors who were advised on better eating, exercise scored higher on mental tests

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Dementia, Exercise for Seniors, Healthy Aging

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