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Studies tie stress from storms, war to heart risks

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Stress does bad things to the heart. New studies have found higher rates of cardiac problems in veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), New Orleans residents six years after Hurricane Katrina and Greeks struggling through that country’s financial turmoil.

Posted: March 11th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Lilly drug chosen for Alzheimer’s prevention study

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Dr. Reisa Sperling, director of the Alzheimer's center at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. www.brighamandwomens.org

Researchers have chosen an experimental drug by Eli Lilly & Co. for a large federally funded study testing whether it’s possible to prevent Alzheimer’s disease in older people at high risk of developing it.

Posted: January 19th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Benefits seen in hormone use early in menopause

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This Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012 photo shows Bayer's Climara low-dose estrogen skin patch. A new study may reassure some women considering short-term use of hormones to relieve hot flashes and other menopause symptoms. Starting low-dose treatment early in menopause made women feel better and did not seem to raise heart risks during the four-year study. AP Photo

A new study may reassure some women considering short-term use of hormones to relieve hot flashes and other menopause symptoms. Starting low-dose treatment early in menopause made women feel better and did not seem to raise heart risks during the four-year study.   However, the research didn’t address the risk of breast cancer, perhaps the [...]

Posted: October 3rd, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Doctors target gun violence as a social disease

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Seen from the air, police continue to investigate outside the Century 16 movie theatre where suspect James Holmes went on a shooting rampage during an early morning screening of the new Batman movie, 'The Dark Knight Rises' on July 21, 2012 in Aurora, outside of Denver, Colorado. According to reports, 12 people have been killed and over 59 injured including 9 in critical condition. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images/AFP

Is a gun like a virus, a car, tobacco or alcohol? Yes, say public health experts, who in the wake of recent mass shootings in the U.S. are calling for a fresh look at gun violence as a social disease.

Posted: August 12th, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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