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Medical News Today: Going dry for January? How reducing alcohol intake can benefit health

As 2017 arrives, many of us are thinking about the healthy lifestyle changes we want to make for the coming year. Do you plan to exercise more? Lose weight? Quit smoking? How about cutting down on alcohol intake? While that ...

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Medical News Today: Tomosynthesis: What You Need to Know About This Breast Screening Method

Tomosynthesis or digital tomosynthesis is a new type of mammogram for screening breast cancer. It is a relatively new technology and is only available in some hospitals. Early results of this screening procedure are promising. In the United States, around ...

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Medical News Today: Colorectal cancer screening initiative shows promise

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States and the third most common cancer in men and women. Every day, 400 people in the U.S. are newly diagnosed with the disease. Researchers at the ...

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Starting today, San Francisco residents can hail a self-driving Uber

Self-driving cars could be as fundamentally transformative to the American way of life as, well, cars. But they’ve always felt like a pie-in-the-sky technology rather than a product that could be right around the proverbial corner. Today, they took a ...

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Medical News Today: Football players 'not at higher risk of neurodegenerative disease'

The risk of traumatic brain injury is particularly high among football players. A new study sets out to investigate if football players are also at a higher risk of developing degenerative brain diseases later in life. Compared with other athletes, ...

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Medical News Today: Study investigates how to turn stem cells into motor neurons

Stem cells can develop into many different types of cells, such as muscle cells, red blood cells, or neurons. Given their special regenerative ability, stem cells can be used to treat a wide range of diseases. A team of researchers ...

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Medical News Today: Daily handful of nuts slashes the risk of disease and death

With their rich content of fiber, low saturated fats, and high levels of antioxidants, nuts are one of the healthiest and most nutritious snacks out there. New research shows that the health benefits of nuts may be even more wide-ranging ...

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Medical News Today: Can Coconut Oil Help Treat Psoriasis?

Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that causes a person to develop scaly patches, also known as plaques, on their skin. Psoriasis symptoms can include silvery scales and itchy, red patches. The patches can appear on many parts of the body, ...

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Medical News Today: Aerobic exercise improves cognition in old age

A significant number of people aged 65 and over are affected by mild cognitive impairment. New research suggests aerobic exercise can have remarkably beneficial effects on these patients. Aerobic exercise may improve cognition in seniors with mild cognitive impairment. Mild ...

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Medical News Today: OCD Therapy: What You Need to Know

Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a treatable condition. There are several methods of therapy that relieve its symptoms to a level that most people with the disorder can lead a normal life. This article looks at what obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is, and ...

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