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Drinking alcohol key to living past 90

Cheers to life — seriously. When it comes to making it into your 90s, booze actually beats exercise, according to a long-term study. The research, led by University of California neurologist Claudia Kawas, tracked 1,700 nonagenarians enrolled in the 90+ ...

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Doctors blast Trump's mental illness focus to fight violence

Frustration is mounting in the medical community as the Trump administration again points to mental illness in response to yet another mass shooting. “The concept that mental illness is a precursor to violent behavior is nonsense,” said Dr. Louis Kraus, ...

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Sheep research could pave way for growing human organs in animals

It sounds like sci-fi, but it’s just science. Researchers have created the first human-sheep hybrids, which could lead the way for organs to be grown in animals that can be transplanted into people. In addition to boosting supply of much-needed ...

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This household chore can damage your lungs

Housework can be harmful to your health. So say researchers at Norway’s University of Bergen who found that regular exposure to cleaning products — at home or on the job — has significant impact on women’s lungs. Irritation from chemicals, ...

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Highly processed foods linked to increased cancer risks

A diet of fizzy drinks, packaged baked goods, instant noodles, sugary cereals, candy and ready-made meals could raise your cancer risk. So says a study in the British Medical Journal which has found an association between such “ultra-processed” foods — ...

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Alcohol could make men more aggressive: study

Is blaming it on the alcohol ever legitimate? Nearly half of all violent crimes in the United States are committed under the influence of alcohol — and a group of researchers from the School of Psychology at Australia’s University of ...

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You can actually suffer from a broken heart

A “broken heart” is actually a thing — one that can strike even if you’re healthy. The medical condition is officially known as takotsubo cardiomyopathy. It is thought to be brought on by acute stress heart, which makes the heart ...

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Mom accused of feeding child bleach to cure autism

An Indianapolis woman has been accused of feeding her daughter bleach to cure the child’s autism. The unnamed wife and mother was indicted, according to police reports, for putting hydrochloric acid and a chorine-based water purifying solution into the girl’s ...

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Eating slowly may help you lose weight

It’s all in the timing — and that includes how quickly you scarf down your meals. Eating slowly may help you lose weight and bring other health bonuses, according to a new study. “Changes in eating speed can affect changes ...

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Why kidney stones are on the rise, especially for women

Kidney stones are becoming painfully common, especially in women. The reason, in part, is the increased use of CT scans to detect crystal masses that can develop anywhere along the urinary tract, Mayo Clinic researchers note in a new study. ...

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