Trans Fats May Hurt Memory
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November 20th, 2014
It might be difficult to carefully avoid all of the tasty foods that contain harmful trans fats, but now there's one more reason to try: A new study shows that this type of fat may damage memory in young people.
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1 in 3 Adults Drink Excessively, but Aren't Alcoholics, CDC Finds
November 20th, 2014
About a third of U.S. adults drink excessively, but most of these people are not alcoholics, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Here Are the Healthiest Chain Restaurants in the US
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November 19th, 2014
A new website ranks popular restaurant chains in the United States based on the healthiness of their food.
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Golf Courses Are Hotspots for Ticks
November 20th, 2014
A round of golf may put you at risk for tick exposure — golf courses are prime habitats for the blood-sucking creatures, experts say.
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Expensive Baby Monitors Give False Reassurance, Researcher Says
A baby wears the Owlet baby monitor on his ankle.
November 20th, 2014
The advent of 'smart' tech has led to new baby monitors meant to give parents peace of mind about their babies' sleep safety. But these devices are untested and offer only false reassurance, one researcher says.
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Antibacterial Soap Ingredient May Cause Cancer in Mice
November 19th, 2014
Long-term exposure to triclosan — an antibacterial ingredient found in soap, toothpaste and other common household products — may lead to liver cancer in mice, according to a new study.
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3D-Printed Hearts Help Surgeons Save Babies' Lives
printed heart
November 19th, 2014
New 3D printed heart replicas are helping to improve surgery in babies with congenital heart defects, researchers say.
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Early-Life Trauma May Help with Managing Stress Later
A black-and-white photo of a woman sitting in a office looking stressed and sad.
November 20th, 2014
Stress in one generation can lead to problems in that generation's offspring, but it may also pass certain benefits on to future generations, new research in mice suggests.
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Want Weight-Loss Tips? Beware of Top Search Results Online
November 19th, 2014
Most of the top results from Internet searches on weight loss guidelines link to unreliable sources, a new study found.
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US States Are a Lot Fatter Than We Thought
An overweight person's midsection
November 19th, 2014
The U.S. state obesity rates are actually higher than previously thought, a new study finds. And the reason why is surprising, researchers said.
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