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Excessive alcohol use strongly linked to early-onset dementia in massive study

A large-scale observational study of over one million adults has confidently linked chronic heavy alcohol consumption with early-onset dementia. The strong association confirms several ...

Wed 21 Feb 18 from Gizmag

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Too much TV could boost your odds for a blood clot

(HealthDay)— Hours spent binge-watching that hot new series might feel great, but it's doing no favors for your blood vessels, new research shows.

3 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Low-carb and low-fat diets face off in new Stanford study

A small, but comprehensive, study from Stanford University researchers has pitted low-fat diets against low-carb diets. After one year the results are in and it's a draw. Frustrating ...

Tue 20 Feb 18 from Gizmag

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Descriptive phrases for how often food should be eaten helps preschoolers better understand healthy eating

Approximately one in four preschoolers in the US are overweight or obese, and poor nutrition in early childhood has enduring consequences to children's cognitive functioning. Preschool, therefore, ...

6 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Dutch prosecutors reject calls for criminal tobacco case

Dutch prosecutors said Thursday they will not open a criminal investigation into four major tobacco companies on charges including attempted murder or manslaughter, saying such a case would ...

14 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Financial structure of early childhood education requires overhaul to make it accessible and affordable for all families

High-quality early care and education (ECE) is critical to positive child development and has the potential to generate economic returns, but the current financing structure of ECE leaves many ...

6 hours ago from Phys.org

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CDC: No change in percentage of uninsured in U.S. from '16 to '17

(HealthDay)—The percentage of uninsured U.S. persons of all ages did not change significantly from 2016 to the first nine months of 2017, according to a report published online Feb. 22 by the ...

2 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Getting sleepy? Fruit flies constantly tune into environmental temperature to time sleep

Humans and fruit flies may have not shared a common ancestor for hundreds of millions of years, but the neurons that govern our circadian clocks are strikingly similar.

Wed 21 Feb 18 from Phys.org

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Pregnant women with hypertension can safely monitor their blood pressure at home

A new Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology study provides evidence that pregnant women with hypertension can safely monitor their blood pressure at home instead of going into a hospital or ...

16 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Instead of nagging your spouse to lose weight, try going on a diet yourself

Tired of nagging your spouse to lose a few pounds? You might get better results by going on a diet yourself.

14 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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