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Does poor oral health impact brain function?

Does poor oral health impact brain function?

Perceived stress may detrimentally impact oral health which, in turn, may lead to cognitive decline among specific elderly communities, according to two new studies. New research finds connections between oral health in older adults and cognitive function. Oral health can be a surprisingly good indicator of a person’s well-being. Not only can oral diseases reduce […]

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What to know about cataract surgery

What to know about cataract surgery

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How to eat 1,200 calories a day

How to eat 1,200 calories a day

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What to know about condoms and allergies

What to know about condoms and allergies

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What are the best prenatal vitamins to take?

What are the best prenatal vitamins to take?

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How do superstitions affect our psychology and well-being?

How do superstitions affect our psychology and well-being?

Today is Friday the 13th, and vast numbers of people across the world will avoid going about their usual business because they fear this day will bring them “bad luck.” In this Spotlight feature, we examine the psychological mechanisms behind superstitious thinking.Some people think that encountering a black cat is a sign of bad luck. […]

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Calorie restriction plus exercise can make bones more fragile

Calorie restriction plus exercise can make bones more fragile

Calorie restriction, especially in combination with exercise, can make bones smaller and weaker, according to new research in mice. Can restricting calories and exercising make bones smaller and weaker? In contrast, exercising while on a full calorie diet can benefit bone health, say the researchers. They describe their investigation and its results in a recent […]

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E-cigarette vapors, even without nicotine, may harm lungs

E-cigarette vapors, even without nicotine, may harm lungs

A recent study in mice might shed some light on why electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are harmful, even when there is no nicotine present in the vapors themselves. A new study may offer valuable insights into the effects of vaping. A study out of the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX, found that chronic exposure […]