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Distractions Seem More Troublesome With Age

Seniors are more easily distracted during thinking and memory tasks than younger people, a new study finds.
Human Brain Has Coping Mechanism for Dehydration

The human brain can preserve oxygen to protect itself from the effects of dehydration, a new study finds.
Routine Pulse Check May Prevent Second Stroke, Study Says

Regularly checking the pulse of a stroke survivor may help prevent another stroke, researchers report.
Study Casts Doubt on Costly Treatment for Leg Clots

Two treatments that break up blood clots deep in the veins of the legs appear no different in terms of death risk. However, one results in a greater risk of bleeding and average hospitalization bills that are three times the cost of the other treatment, a new study finds.
High-Salt Diets Could Double Risk of Heart Woes for Diabetics

A diet loaded with salt is associated with double the risk of heart attack or stroke in people with type 2 diabetes. The risk skyrockets even higher among those whose diabetes isn't well-managed, a new Japanese study reports.
Gene Discoveries Could Shed New Light on Schizophrenia

One of the largest studies ever conducted into the genetic origins of a psychiatric disorder has uncovered 83 new sites on chromosomes that harbor inherited genes tied to schizophrenia.
Sleepless Nights After Divorce May Be Tied to Blood Pressure Rise

People who suffer long-term sleep problems after a divorce are at risk for a rise in blood pressure, a new study suggests.
No Change in Heart Attack Rates for Younger U.S. Adults

Despite recent advances in preventing heart attacks among U.S. seniors, those gains don't seem to have occurred among middle-aged adults -- especially women, a new study reports.
Could Probiotics Help Tame High Blood Pressure?

A new study suggests that potential help in lowering high blood pressure might be as close as your refrigerator.
Life Skills, Parenting Classes May Cut Inflammation in Poor Kids

Good parenting and life skills coaching seem to reduce inflammation in children from low-income families, a new study suggests.

 

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