One Social Hour a Week Can Help Someone With Dementia

Good staff training improved patients' quality of life, lowered costs, study saysJust a slight increase in social interaction benefits older adults with dementia and...

Flip-flops: Fun in the Sun, but Tough on Feet

Their lack of support dictates short-term use only, podiatrist saysAmericans love flip-flops -- just slip them on, and you're out the door. But, the unstructured...

After Couples Fight, Making Up Differs for Him and Her

Females prefer sincere apologies while males opt for sexWhen couples hit a rough patch, men and women want different things from their partner before...
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Could Artificial Sweeteners Raise Your Odds for Obesity?

Products won't lead to significant weight loss and are even tied to weight gain, research review findsArtificial sweeteners may be less helpful than many...

Many Americans Unaware of This Year’s Heavy Tick Season: Poll

But most understand the dangers of being bitten by the disease-carrying verminMost Americans know that ticks can make them sick, and many take steps...

Working Too Much Might Tip Heart Into Irregular Rhythm

Study shows a link between on-the-job hours and atrial fibrillation, but couldn't prove cause-and-effectWorking long hours might do more than exhaust you -- it...

Depression Can Stalk Families Through Generations

People whose parents, grandparents had the illness were 3 times as likely to get it themselves, study foundPeople whose parents and grandparents suffered...

CDC: Too Many Antibiotics Still Being Prescribed in U.S.

United Nations to discuss duel problems -- overuse and lack of accessDespite growing concerns about creating drug-resistant bacteria, overprescribing of antibiotics in U.S. hospitals...

Brain Implant Lets ‘Locked-In’ ALS Patient Communicate

Signals sent to hand emerge as typed message on a tablet computer, researchers reportA high-tech implant has enabled a paralyzed woman with late-stage ALS...
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Is Surgery Always Needed for Kids’ Appendicitis?

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