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Yes, You Should Check Your Partner’s Moles
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Yes, You Should Check Your Partner’s Moles

Is it really embarrassing to have your partner check your moles? Researchers at Northwestern University seem to think so, and they recommend that, despite such embarrassment, partners learn what to look for in moles that may be a potentially fatal melanoma. A Northwestern news release reports on the new study, […]

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Breathing In Improves Memories

Memories formed while a person is inhaling stick around longer than memories formed while a person in exhaling. Breathe in now to remember that researchers at Northwestern University showed a group of healthy volunteers a series of faces depicting either fear or surprise. For each one, the subjects had to indicate […]

Daily Aspirin Benefits Outweigh Risks
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Daily Aspirin Benefits Outweigh Risks

For decades, health experts have advised us that a daily aspirin can reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke, but they also warned that too much aspirin can increase the risk of stomach bleeds. What to do? That question has now been answered, although not for the final time, by […]

Alcohol Ups Prostate Cancer Risk
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Alcohol Ups Prostate Cancer Risk

It’s not news that alcohol increases the risk of breast cancer, as well as a few cancers of the digestive system, but now comes research from the University of Victoria suggesting a significant relationship between alcohol consumption and the risk of prostate cancer. A U of Victoria news release reports […]

Marijuana May Be Bad For Your Heart
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Marijuana May Be Bad For Your Heart

Many marijuana users think the drug is good for their head, but researchers at St. Luke’s University Health Network in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania suspect that it could be bad for their hearts. Science Daily reports on a study of 33,343 people who were hospitalized with stress cardiomyopathy between 2003-2011 in the United […]

Relax With Controlled Breathing
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Relax With Controlled Breathing

Election results made you anxious? Or overly excited? In either case, controlled breathing can bring you back to a comfortable, relaxing place. The New York Times tells us how it may work. One theory, the Times reports, “is that controlled breathing can change the response of the body’s autonomic nervous […]

The Dangers Of Dog Kissing
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The Dangers Of Dog Kissing

Your dog wants to kiss you, meaning he wants to lick your face. You don’t want to be cruel, but you also don’t want dog germs, or do you? To answer that question, the New York Times consults a few experts. Dr. Leni K. Kaplan, a lecturer of community practice service […]

Brain Training Games Don’t Work
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Brain Training Games Don’t Work

Computerized brain-training games are apparently good for something: They improve your ability to play a particular computer game. But do they make you smarter? According to a review of nearly 400 studies of brain training published last week in the journal Psychological Science in the Public Interest, there is no credible evidence […]

Hormones For Prostate Cancer Up Dementia Risk
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Hormones For Prostate Cancer Up Dementia Risk

About half of the men diagnosed with prostate cancer in the United States eventually end up with some kind of androgen deprivation therapy (ADT), which suppresses testosterone and slows the progression of cancer. Now come researchers at the University of Pennsylvania, who, after studying almost a decade’s worth of data, […]