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23 Feb

Stress and Obesity

Long-term stress raises the risk of obesity, new study finds.

22 Feb

Breast Cancer and Lifestyle Changes

Physical activity may be the most important lifestyle factor in reducing breast cancer recurrence and death, study finds.

21 Feb

Quality of Melatonin Products

Melatonin content of supplements may not be as advertised, study finds.

Many Opioid Addicts in Treatment Take Narcotics on the Side

THURSDAY, Feb. 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Opioid addicts who undergo "medication-assisted treatment" are often using other narcotics before long, a new study cautions.

Doctors frequently give addicts buprenorphine, a low-dose opioid, to minimize withdrawal symptoms while they try to get off opiates like oxycodone (Oxycontin) or hero...

Study Links Psychiatric Disorders to Stroke Risk

THURSDAY, Feb. 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Getting care at a hospital for a psychiatric disorder may be linked to a higher risk of stroke in the following weeks and months, new research suggests.

People who sought care at a hospital for serious mental health conditions -- such as depression, anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder -...

Could Parkinson's Disease Raise Stroke Risk?

THURSDAY, Feb. 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A large new analysis suggests there may some type of link between Parkinson's disease and the risk for stroke.

However, the study can't prove that one condition causes the other -- or even which direction the link might travel, the researchers said.

For example, maybe Parkins...

10 Daily Servings of Fruits, Veggies a Recipe for Longevity

THURSDAY, Feb. 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- If you want to add years to your life, 10 daily servings of fruits and vegetables may be the best recipe you can follow, a new analysis suggests.

The benefits appear to come through lower rates of heart attack, stroke, cancer and early death. And if everyone found a way to get 10 daily servin...

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  • February 23, 2017
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How the Neanderthal in Your Genes Affects Your Health

THURSDAY, Feb. 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Neanderthals were wiped out about 40,000 years ago, but some of their genes live on in modern humans. And scientists are learning more about what that might mean for our health.

Researchers have known for some time that many people carry bits of Neanderthal DNA.

In fact, if you're o...

Belly Fat More Dangerous in Older Women Than Being Overweight

THURSDAY, Feb. 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- In older women, it's not excess weight that's deadly, but where those extra pounds collect that can shorten life, a new study reports.

Among women 70 to 79, being overweight or obese didn't appear to cut years off life -- unless the weight was centered around the waist. But being underweight...

  • Steven Reinberg
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  • February 23, 2017
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