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Running Better Than Walking For Maintaining Energy Efficiency In Seniors

Seniors who regularly run several times each week in order to keep fit typically walk as efficiently as someone in their 20s, researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder and Humboldt State...

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Most Excessive Drinkers Are Not Alcoholics

Only 10 percent of men and women who consume too much alcohol are actually alcoholics or alcohol dependent, according to a new government study published Thursday in the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) journal Preventing Chronic Disease.

High Heels Really Do Matter To Men

If it’s help a woman needs, maybe she should wear high heels. That’s the message from Nicolas Guéguen of the Université de Bretagne-Sud in France, after he observed how helpful men are towards women in high heels versus those wearing flat, sensible shoes.

Workplace Authority Affects Men And Women Differently

Females with workplace authority are often faced with resistance and negative stereotypes which can lead to depression.

Celiac Disease Researchers Say Oats May Be Bad As Well

New research reveals that oats are toxic for approximately 8 percent of people with celiac disease.

Fiber Study Shows Shift In Gut Bacteria May Aid In Weight

A new study from the University of Illinois shows that two specific functional fibers may have the potential to assist in weight loss when made part of a long-term, daily diet.

E-Cigarettes Significantly Reduce Tobacco Cravings

In a new study published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, scientists at KU Leuven report that e-cigarettes successfully reduced cravings for tobacco cigarettes, with only minimal side effects.

Speedier Heart Attack Treatment Saves More Lives After All

A national effort to shave minutes off emergency heart attack treatment time has increased the chance that each patient will survive, a new study suggests. But yet the survival rate for all patients put together hasn’t budged.

Common Blood Pressure Drug Does Not Increase Breast Cancer

Women who take a common type of medication to control their blood pressure are not at increased risk of developing breast cancer due to the drug, according to new study by researchers at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Murray, Utah.

Alcoholism Found To Harm Parts Of The Brain Governing

Regularly drinking too much alcohol can cause measurable damage to the brain’s frontal and superior white matter tracts, according to new research appearing in the December 2014 online-only edition of the journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research.

Working The Night Shift May Raise Your Risk Of Weight Gain

New research from the University of Colorado has found that workers who switch to overnight work start to burn less energy, putting them at increased risk for weight gain.

Texting Affects Your Spine And Posture

Frequently hunching over to read or write text messages could be damaging your spine, according to a new Surgical Technology International study that compares looking down at a cell phone to placing a 60-pound weight on your neck.

Soy Spells Fewer Hot Flashes But Only For Certain Women NAMS

Does soy in the diet help with hot flashes? It does, but only for women whose bodies can produce the soy metabolite equol, reports a study of American women just published online in Menopause.

Biochemists Build Largest Synthetic Molecular Cage Ever

These protein containers could be the key to future vaccines for HIV and other diseases.

Police Face Higher Risk Of Sudden Cardiac Death During

Police officers in the United States face roughly 30 to 70 times higher risk of sudden cardiac death when they're involved in stressful situations - suspect restraints, altercations, or chases - than when they're involved in routine or non-emergency activities.

Spice Things Up A Bit At Mealtime For Better Health And

While the old proverb claims that variety is the spice of life, a pair of recently-published studies offers a different take on things by indicating that spices can actually enhance your life in a variety of ways.

High Trans Fat Diets Linked To Diminished Memory In Men

Researchers from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have found that eating a diet high in trans fats could potentially damage the memory of men under the age of 45.

Tired Overworked And Irritable You May Need To Watch Out For

Chronic fatigue, irritability and dejection are hard enough to deal with on their own, but even harder as a collective group known as vital exhaustion.

Bed Bugs Can Transmit Deadly Parasite That Causes Chagas

A new study from Penn Medicine researchers in the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics demonstrated that bed bugs, like the triatomines, can transmit Trypanosoma cruzi, the parasite that causes Chagas disease, one of the most prevalent and deadly diseases in the Americas.

Exploring Link Between Memory Deficit And Misfiring

By disrupting Siberian hamsters' circadian rhythms, Stanford scientists have identified a part of the brain that, when misfiring, inhibits memory. The work could lead to therapies for neurodegenerative diseases in humans.

The Dirty Side Of Personal Hygiene Products

Triclosan, a common antimicrobial in personal hygiene products, causes liver fibrosis and cancer in mice


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