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  • There may be an exercise 'sweet spot' for losing weight

    There may be an exercise 'sweet spot' for losing weight

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    Working out has numerous health benefits, but if you are trying to lose weight, exercise alone may not be enough: The body may adapt to higher levels of physical activity, so you may not burn more calories even if you exercise a lot, a new…

  • Real-time video reveals how cancer cells form tumors

    Real-time video reveals how cancer cells form tumors

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    University of Iowa researchers are believed to be the first to capture, in real time, the movements of cancerous breast tissue cells as they form tumors. And what they saw could lead to a better understanding not only of these cells but of the antibodies…

  • Panel recommends depression screening for adults

    Panel recommends depression screening for adults

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    U.S. adults should be screened for depression, says an influential panel of government-backed experts.Screening for depression can ultimately help reduce or stop depression symptoms from coming back, lessen other healthcare needs and improve the health of pregnant or postpartum women with depression, according to…

  • Research into Zika virus vaccine begins

    Research into Zika virus vaccine begins

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    WASHINGTON – The U.S. government is beginning research into a possible vaccine for the mosquito-borne Zika virus that is suspected of causing an unusual birth defect as it spreads in Latin America.Don't expect protection anytime soon — vaccine development typically takes years."This is…

  • Research into Zika virus vaccine begins

    Research into Zika virus vaccine begins

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    WASHINGTON – The U.S. government is beginning research into a possible vaccine for the mosquito-borne Zika virus that is suspected of causing an unusual birth defect as it spreads in Latin America.Don't expect protection anytime soon — vaccine development typically takes years."This is…

  • British mother dies of brain tumor after doctors misdiagnose her with depression

    British mother dies of brain tumor after doctors misdiagnose her with depression

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    A British mother misdiagnosed with depression reportedly died Sunday night after a brain tumor claimed her life.Express.co.uk reported that 21-year-old Hollie Turner, of Essex, first went to the doctor’s office in April 2013 shortly after her 2-year-old daughter, Myah, was born. She reported feeling…

  • Eating healthy fats may reduce death from heart disease

    Eating healthy fats may reduce death from heart disease

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    Encouraging people to eat healthy fats such as those found in olive oil or fish could help prevent more than a million deaths from heart disease worldwide each year, according to a new study.In fact, the number of deaths from heart disease due to…

  • 6 cholesterol-lowering foods you didn't know about

    6 cholesterol-lowering foods you didn't know about

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    Certain foods have been shown to decrease heart disease risk by lowering LDL (bad) cholesterol levels and raising HDL (good) cholesterol. And while you probably know about the cholesterol-busting powers of fish, oatmeal, red wine, beans, and olive oil, if you’re looking for something new…

  • Some older patients get unnecessary cancer screenings

    Some older patients get unnecessary cancer screenings

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    Some older patients may receive screening for breast or prostate cancer even though the tests aren't recommended because they aren't expected to live long enough to benefit from treatment, a U.S. study suggests.Screening isn't advised for patients with a life expectancy of less than…

  • 'Fat but fit': How carrying excess weight can have long-term health consequences

    'Fat but fit': How carrying excess weight can have long-term health consequences

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    For decades, scientists believed that excess body fat was mere storage for unused calories. However, research conducted over the past 20 years suggests added fat is more than a little extra cushion—fat cells are actually “toxic factories,” each one producing inflammatory cytokines (chemical messengers of…

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