Seafood Mystery Meals (Gallery)
fish, shrimp, fraud, mislabeling
November 27th, 2014
Shrimp varieties may not be as familiar as fish, but that doesn't mean the ones on your dinner plate are what they should be.
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Many People with Dementia May Go Unscreened, Untreated
An older man works on a puzzle in his newspaper
November 26th, 2014
The majority of people with dementia have never seen a doctor about their memory and thinking problems, according to a new study published in Neurology.
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Shared Manicure Tools Linked to Rare HIV Infection
HIV, virus
November 25th, 2014
In a rare case, researchers report that a 22-year-old woman in Brazil who tested positive for HIV likely contracted the virus by sharing manicure instruments with an HIV-infected cousin.
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Artificial Pancreas May Improve Type 1 Diabetes Treatment
An artificial pancreas
November 26th, 2014
An artificial pancreas gives people with type 1 diabetes better control over their blood sugar levels than the conventional diabetes treatment, which involves an insulin pump, according to a new study.
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Smoking in US Declines to All-Time Low
A cigarette is being ground out
November 26th, 2014
The percentage of U.S. adults who smoke cigarettes was 17.8 percent in 2013, a drop from 20.9 percent in 2005, and the lowest rate of smoking since researchers began tracking this figure in 1965.
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Plant-Based Compound May Protect Against Weight Gain
A man stands on a scale
November 25th, 2014
A compound called berberine that is found in plants and some Chinese herbal medicines may trigger the body to burn calories, a new study in mice finds.
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Does Intermittent Fasting Have Benefits? Science Suggests Yes
A woman sits with an empty plate in front of her
November 25th, 2014
Growing evidence is showing that the diet trend of "intermittent fasting" -- which involves eating very few calories on some days, but not others -- may hold benefits for people who want to lose weight or prevent certain diseases, researchers say.
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Have a Cold? Don't Ask Your Doctor for Antibiotics
Woman sick on the couch
November 26th, 2014
Studies show that physicians often write prescriptions based on their beliefs about what patients expect.
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Dreams of Murder May Signal Real-Life Aggression
creep dream of man in tunnel
November 26th, 2014
People who dream about murder may be more aggressive during waking hours, a controversial new study finds.
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Thanksgiving Science: Why Gratitude Is Good for You
thanksgiving family smiling
November 25th, 2014
From lowering blood pressure to relieving depression, expressing gratitude can be a powerful boost to health, experts say.
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