Can simply naming vegetables differently increase healthful eating?

New research examines how using more appetizing words to describe healthful foods affects eating choices and finds that the wording can go a long way.

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Exercise especially important for older people with heart disease

A study on the effect of exercise on older adults in physical rehabilitation shows that those with the greatest impairment at baseline benefited the most.

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Slow walking speed in midlife linked with faster aging

A new study finds that a slow walking speed at the age of 45 correlates with premature cognitive and physical aging, and that slow gait may predict aging.

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Can more vegetarian options tempt carnivores away from meat?

New research shows how our environment shapes our food choices by looking into the impact of simply adding extra vegetarian options to the menu.

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What are neurotransmitters?

Neurotransmitters are chemical messengers in the nervous system. They influence mood, muscle movement, heart rate, and many other functions. Learn more here.

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Can bowel movements lead to weight loss?

When a person poops, they may temporarily lose the weight of the stool. However, this is not a good weight loss strategy. Learn more about bowel movements and weight loss here.

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What is plantar fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is a common condition that causes pain in the heel. Learn more about the causes, symptoms, and treatment of plantar fasciitis here.

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What to know about acetylcholine

Acetylcholine is a neurotransmitter that plays a key role in brain and muscle function. Here, we look at what acetylcholine does and describe medical conditions linked with it, including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, and their treatments.

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Alzheimer's disease: Brain immune cells may offer new treatment target

A new study attributes the link between tau protein clumping and brain damage in Alzheimer's disease to brain immune cells called microglia.

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How blood vessel health may drive IBD

Researchers have found that blood vessels likely contribute to the development of inflammatory bowel diseases. The finding also suggests novel treatments.

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Type 2 diabetes: Weight regain reduces cardiovascular benefits

New research on type 2 diabetes shows that regaining weight reverses much of the cardiovascular risk reduction that initial weight loss affords.

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New blood test detects brain tumors with 87% accuracy

Researchers have recently published 'the first demonstration' that a promising blood test for detecting brain cancer works in the clinic.

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Most common 3 STDs on the rise, according to CDC report

A new CDC report outlines recent increases in chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis cases in the US. The report asks why, and outlines what should be done.

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Todo lo que debes saber sobre las úlceras bucales

¿Qué son las úlceras bucales y cuáles son los más comunes? Aprende aquí sobre los síntomas, las causas, la prevención y el tratamiento de las úlceras bucales.

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¿Qué debemos saber sobre los niveles de hemoglobina?

La hemoglobina es una proteína en los glóbulos rojos. El oxígeno que ingresa a los pulmones se adhiere a esta proteína y los glóbulos transportan oxígeno a todo el cuerpo. Es importante conocer los niveles de hemoglobina, síntomas, riesgos y su relación con la anemia.

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What causes cysts on the penis?

Many factors can cause a cyst to form on the penis, and the cyst can lead to varying symptoms. Here, we discuss the causes, symptoms, treatment options, and risk factors of penile cysts.

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What to know about post-viral syndrome

Post-viral syndrome, or post-viral fatigue, refers to tiredness or weakness that lingers after a person fights off a viral infection. Learn more here.

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What are the 12 cranial nerves?

The cranial nerves are a set of twelve nerves that originate in the brain. Each has a different function for sense or movement. Learn more here.

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Thyroid cancer: New test could reduce unnecessary diagnostic surgeries

A new test that looks for a chemical fingerprint of thyroid cancer in fine needle aspiration samples may improve the accuracy of preoperative diagnosis.

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How air pollution may lead to hair loss

New research explains the effect of pollution particles on hair follicle cells and suggests that the mechanism explains why pollution leads to hair loss.

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