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    Sleep Deprivation Can Increase Susceptibility to False Memories

    How accurate are your memories? If you are regularly shortchanging yourself on sleep, the answer is “not very.” Not getting enough sleep may increase the likelihood of forming false...

    • July 28, 2014
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    Age of Puberty in Girls Influenced by Parental Genes

    The results of a new study offer insight into when puberty begins for young girls as well as marking the first time it has been shown that imprinted genes...

    • July 28, 2014
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    Monitoring Pulse Could Prevent a Second Stroke

    Irregular heartbeat is a leading cause of second strokes among adults. New research suggests that regularly monitoring your pulse after a stroke or the pulse of a loved one...

    • July 28, 2014
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    Don’t Skimp on Shades This Summer

    Just as skin can burn on an overcast or chilly day, eyes can sustain damage anytime you’re outdoors without sunglasses. Sunglasses, like sunscreen, should be used year-round to ensure...

    • July 25, 2014
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    Cost of Kidney Donation May Be Too Much

    Transplants are often the best chance at survival for patients suffering from kidney disease, but living donors are hard to find. One reason for the reluctance to donate appears...

    • July 25, 2014
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    Fish Oil May Benefit Alcohol Abusers

    Fish oil supplements can have a surprising benefit for problem drinkers. Omega-3 fish oil might help protect against alcohol-related neurodamage and the risk of eventual dementia, according to a...

    • July 25, 2014
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    8 Ways Zinc Affects the Human Body

    Zinc is one of the most important essential trace metals in human nutrition and lifestyle, according to a review article in Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety, published...

    • July 24, 2014
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    Essential Oils May Provide Good Source of Food Preservation

    Preservatives in packaged foods are often criticized for their role in promoting obesity and other health problems, but a natural alternative may soon be available. A new study in...

    • July 24, 2014
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    Good News for an Aging Population

    Preventable but deadly, stroke is the fourth leading cause of mortality in the United States, with approximately 795,000 strokes occurring each year. However, a new analysis of data from 1988-2008...

    • July 24, 2014
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    Asthma Drugs May Suppress Growth in Children

    Parents of children with asthma should be aware that corticosteroid drugs that are given by inhalers may suppress a child’s growth. Two new systematic reviews published in The Cochrane Library focus...

    • July 23, 2014
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