August 2014


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Dads Play Bigger Role in Fetus Development

Fathers may contribute more to the conception and development of a fetus than previously thought.

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Active ImageStudy Links Depression to Alzheimer's Disease

Research shows that the popular Alzheimer's drug Donepezil may delay the progression to Alzheimer's disease in depressed people with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI).

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Active ImageBlame Your Gray Hair on Stress

Those pesky gray hairs that tend to crop up with age really are signs of stress.

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Red Yeast Rice Helps Reduce Cholesterol
Over-the-Counter Supplement Is an Alternative to Statin Drugs


Red yeast rice -- it's been a staple of some Asian countries for more than 1,000 years. As food coloring, it gives Peking Duck its signature red glow. And as herbal medicine, it lowers cholesterol levels.

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Zicam Zinc Nasal Sprays May Damage Sense of Smell, FDA Says
Federal Health Officials Warn Manufacturer to Cease Marketing, Seek FDA Approval


When 45-year-old Mary Ann Brandon of Tyler, Texas, felt a cold coming on two years ago, she reached for a treatment she had never tried before -- Zicam nasal spray.

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Active ImageGroup Therapy for Depression

Group therapy may be the best medicine for adolescent children of depressed adults.

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Active ImageHealthy Living Still Eludes Americans
Study Shows Recommendations on Diet and Exercise Aren't Getting Through


Americans know what they need to do to ward off cardiovascular disease and live longer, but despite health recommendations, most still aren't making smart lifestyle choices, new research indicates.

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Risks of Refusing Childhood Vaccines


Unvaccinated children are 23 times more likely to get whooping cough compared to fully immunized children, according to a new study.

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Menopause May Cause Learning Troubles

The transition to menopause affects more than just your body; it may actually temporarily cause learning troubles for some women, according to the largest study of its kind.

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Lung cancer deaths linked to hormone pills

Findings suggest that smokers should stop taking estrogen-progestin

There's more troubling news about hormone therapy for menopause symptoms: Lung cancer seems more likely to prove fatal in women who are taking estrogen-progestin pills, a study suggests.

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