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Can scientists ‘hack’ memory?

Can scientists ‘hack’ memory?

Modern science brings us endless possibilities to help our bodies and our minds stay healthy, but some recent scientific pursuits have also been the center of controversy. One of these is researchers’ interest in manipulating memories. Is this feat possible, and if so, why would we want to achieve it? In this Spotlight feature, we […]

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Poor diet biggest risk factor for early deaths worldwide

Poor diet biggest risk factor for early deaths worldwide

A major study has found that unhealthful eating is responsible for more deaths worldwide than any other risk factor, including smoking. A diet low in nutrients may cause more deaths worldwide than smoking or other unhealthful habits, suggests new research. The Global Burden of Disease Study looked at dietary consumption between 1990 and 2017 in […]

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Is Beauty In Your DNA?

Is Beauty In Your DNA?

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Skin News THURSDAY, April 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, but it might also be tucked away in a handful of genes. Using genetic information on nearly 4,400 white adults, researchers found that certain genetic mutations were tied to people’s beauty ratings from […]

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Elder Abuse On the Rise in America

Elder Abuse On the Rise in America

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Senior Health News THURSDAY, April 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — As the American population ages, elder abuse rates are increasing, particularly among men, federal health officials reported Thursday. Between 2002 and 2016, the rate of assaults among men 60 and older jumped 75%, while it rose 35% among women between […]

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Voice-Assisted Tech Can Be a Driving Hazard

Voice-Assisted Tech Can Be a Driving Hazard

Latest Prevention & Wellness News FRIDAY, April 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The risks of using voice-based technology in your car may be greater than you think. Many consider this technology safer than using their hands to operate devices while driving, but it’s not risk-free, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety warns. Mental distractions can […]

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Health Tip: When to Cut Down on Caffeine

Health Tip: When to Cut Down on Caffeine

(HealthDay News) — Millions of Americans rely on caffeine for a morning or afternoon energy boost. Latest Prevention & Wellness News However, relying too much on caffeine can cause unpleasant side effects such as migraines, stomach aches and irritability, says Mayo Clinic. Signs you should curb caffeine use are: You drink more than four cups […]

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Gender Pay Gap Significant Among Infertility Doctors

Gender Pay Gap Significant Among Infertility Doctors

Latest Pregnancy News THURSDAY, April 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — In the medical world of baby-making, males rule. A new study finds that female obstetrician-gynecologists who specialize in reproductive endocrinology and infertility get paid far less than their male colleagues. Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus note that far more women than […]

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Scientists Spot Brain Cells That Control Traumatic Memories

Scientists Spot Brain Cells That Control Traumatic Memories

Latest Mental Health News THURSDAY, April 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — If you’ve ever been suddenly and unexpectedly reminded of a past trauma, you may wonder if those old fears will ever stop haunting you. Now, neuroscientists say they’ve discovered a group of brain cells that control frightening memories, and they suggest that the finding […]

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Baby-Led Eating: A Healthier Approach

Baby-Led Eating: A Healthier Approach

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Healthy Kids News FRIDAY, April 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — With childhood obesity rates soaring, prevention should start at a very early age. One approach gaining in popularity is baby-led weaning. This means that, when solid foods are introduced, ideally at 6 months, parents let the baby feed himself or […]