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Health News Archive - June 01, 2012

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A new study found that limiting people’s choices for junk food helps them cut back on the amount of calories they eat, but doesn’t help them lose weight.

Mayo Clinic researchers, in collaboration with other research institutions and youth mental health experts, are publishing new guidelines for primary care providers and mental health specialists to manage the common but often complex problem of childhood aggression.

Genetics can help determine whether a person is likely to quit smoking on his or her own or need medication to improve the chances of success.

Indiana University researchers found that the highly active middle-aged subjects in their study appear to avoid the arterial stiffening -- when arteries become less compliant as blood pumps through the body -- that typically comes with aging.

As children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) grow into adulthood, disability due to disease may adversely affect their ability to achieve educational success.

The new 10-20-30 training concept can improve both a person's running performance and health, despite a significant reduction in the total amount of training.

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A new study revealed that women who decided to drink plain water instead of sugary drinks, such as juices or soda, had less of a chance of developing diabetes.

Australian researchers have uncovered a potential new way to regulate the body’s natural immune response, offering hope of a simple and effective treatment for auto-immune diseases.

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A new study found that pedometers could possibly encourage the elderly to mix in more physical activity in their daily schedules.

People with a past history of just a single skin infection may be three times more likely to develop a painful, costly — and potentially deadly — surgical site infection (SSI) when they have an operation.

Word of the Day
saggar
  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.
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