Prostate cancer treatment linked to dementia risk
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(E.J. Mundell/ HealthDay) — Soon after a man is diagnosed with prostate cancer, drugs that lower levels of testosterone are often offered as treatment, since testosterone fuels the cancer’s growth.

But a major new study suggests that this approach might have an unwanted side effect: Higher odds for Alzheimer’s  …

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A small glass of juice or soda per day is linked to increased cancer risk, study says
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(Conchita Margaret/ New York Daily News) — Don’t be fooled by the 100% fruit juice label on your next visit to the grocery store.

A new study conducted in France has recently discovered that even a small consumption — 100 ml or approximately a third of a can of soda — of sugary drinks like juices or sodas per day are linked to a higher risk of cancer,  …

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Study: a daily dose of nuts could be key to staying sharp in old age
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(John Anderer/ Study Finds) — Nuts have always been viewed as a healthy snack and great source of protein, but new research suggests that a steady, hardy diet of nuts can also sustain mental sharpness and cognition as we age.

Conducted at the University of South Australia, the study found that consuming more than 10 grams of nuts per day   …

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Intermittent fasting: what’s the best method?
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(David Clayton/ The Conversation) — Intermittent fasting is a method of dieting that restricts the amount of time you are allowed to eat. The appeal of these diets is that you don’t need to count calories or eat certain foods. But there are so many versions, it’s hard to know which one is best. Here’s what the research says.

The 5:2 diet This  …

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Climate change puts health at risk and economists have the right prescription
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(Christopher Ragan and Courtney Howard/ The Conversation) — Doctors and economists may seem like strange partners. We spend our days working on very different problems in very different settings. But climate change has injected a common and urgent vocabulary into our work. We find ourselves agreeing both about the nature of the problem  …

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Spinach supplement may increase muscle strength
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(Ana Sandoiu/ Medical News Today) —New research has examined the potential of spinach extract as an enhancer of athletic performance. The active compound in spinach extract significantly improves muscle strength, leading the study authors to recommend banning the supplement in sports.

Rich in calcium, magnesium, and iron, some  …

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Reacting against a ‘too clean’ world, some parents go too far the other way
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(Serena Gordon/ HealthDay News) — Somewhere between the Mom who obsessively wipes down every knob and toy her child might touch, and the Dad who thinks rolling in the dirt is “good” for kids, there’s a healthy medium, British experts say.

“We have to find a way to protect against infectious diseases and  …

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Where a woman’s fat lies hints at heart risks
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(Steven Reinberg/ UPI) — If you’re an older woman, your heart disease risk might be shaped by the shape of your body.

Researchers report that if you look more like an apple than a pear, your chances of heart trouble are heightened, even if you are a normal weight.

Interestingly, women who carried their weight in their legs had a significantly  …

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In a first, scientists eliminate HIV from an animal’s genome
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(HealthDay News) — Researchers who eliminated HIV from mice say their results are an important advance in efforts to develop a cure for HIV infection in people.

This is the first time that the AIDS-causing virus has been eradicated from the genomes of living animals, according to the authors of the study.

“Our study shows  …

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Teen vaping on the rise in U.S, Canada
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(Lisa Rapaport/ Reuters) — More American and Canadian teens are vaping than ever before, according to a new study, and researchers say the availability of e-cigarettes with more nicotine may partly explain the trend.

The study team examined data on smoking and vaping by youth in Canada, England and the U.S. and found that between 2017  …

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