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Junk food cravings linked to brain lapse

Junk food cravings linked to brain lapse

Can’t resist that fat-filled goodie? You can blame it on a brain lapse. Giving in to cravings for high-calorie junk food is associated with a lapse in the part of the brain involved in self-restraint, Canadian researchers report in a ...

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FDA approves new drug to combat melanoma

FDA approves new drug to combat melanoma

Advocates for melanoma research are applauding the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s approval on Thursday of a new drug to treat advanced melanoma. Keytruda (pembrolizumab) is approved for treatment of patients with advanced melanoma that no longer responds to other ...

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Sit Less, Protect Your DNA and Live Longer?

Sit Less, Protect Your DNA and Live Longer?

Spending less time sitting might increase your lifespan by keeping your DNA young, Swedish researchers say. More time spent on your feet appears to lengthen bits of DNA called telomeres. Telomeres, which protect the end of chromosomes (like the tips ...

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More Global Help Needed to Fight Ebola Outbreak

More Global Help Needed to Fight Ebola Outbreak

As the Ebola outbreak continues to overwhelm health-care workers in three West African nations, medical experts from the United States and the United Nations called on Tuesday for a concerted international response to stem history’s biggest outbreak of the often-fatal ...

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CVS changes name, stops tobacco sales early

CVS changes name, stops tobacco sales early

As CVS sharpens its focus on customer health, the nation’s second-largest drugstore chain will tweak its corporate name and stop the sale of tobacco nearly a month sooner than planned. CVS Caremark said it will now be known as CVS ...

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Hormone Might Help Preemies’ Brains

Hormone Might Help Preemies’ Brains

A hormone used to reduce the need for blood transfusions might also protect the brains of premature babies, a new study suggests. Synthetic erythropoietin (EPO), which stimulates red blood cell production, appears to prevent brain damage when used shortly after ...

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PMS Not Linked to Hot Flashes Later

PMS Not Linked to Hot Flashes Later

Women who experience premenstrual syndrome, or PMS, won’t necessarily suffer from hot flashes when they go through menopause, according to a new study. However, women who have PMS are more likely to report other common menopause complaints, such as memory ...

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