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    Fidgeting Feet May Keep Legs Healthy When Sitting

    Fidgeting while sitting can protect the arteries in legs and potentially help prevent arterial disease, new research shows. Previous research has shown that sitting for... Read more

  • A new study of mice led by Dartmouth has identified mechanisms used by the parasite Toxoplasma gondii to disrupt a bodily response called immune tolerance, enabling the immune system to better fight off cancer. (AOL Screenshot)

    Parasite Shown to Help Fight Cancer (Video)

    A person’s immune system is able to fight off many diseases, but it tends to be ineffective against cancer because of a mechanism called immune... Read more

  • A man in France continues to puzzle scientists nearly a decade after he was found to be living with just 10 percent of a typical human brain. (AOL Screenshot)

    Case of Man Missing 90% of Brain but Functioning Normally Stuns Scientists (Video)

    A man in France continues to puzzle scientists nearly a decade after he was found to be living with just 10 percent of a typical... Read more

  • A study appearing in the upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology links red meat consumption to an increased risk of kidney failure. (AOL Screenshot)

    New Study Finds Connection Between Red Meat Consumption and Kidney Failure (Video)

    The consumption of red meat has been associated with a variety of health problems, and a team of researchers has found yet another. A study... Read more

  • A recently published study by Brown University researchers has found that people tend to feel groggy after sleeping in a new place, called the 'first night effect,' because one of the hemispheres of the brain tends to remain on alert. (AOL Screenshot)

    Study: Sleeping in a New Place Keeps Half the Brain on Alert (Video)

    Researchers now have a better understanding of why sleeping in a different place often makes people feel groggy afterwards. According to a study published in May,... Read more

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    How Nature Resets Our Minds and Bodies

    What is it that sets natural environments apart from others? Why shouldn’t a quiet streetscape have the same effect as a quiet natural landscape, for... Read more

  • A superbug that can resist one of the strongest known antibiotics has been found in a very mobile carrier. One recently published study has confirmed its presence in kelp gulls in Argentina while another has located it in Lithuania’s European herring gulls. (AOL Screenshot)

    Seagulls Found Carrying Dangerous Superbug (Video)

    A superbug that can resist one of the strongest known antibiotics has been found in a very mobile carrier. One recently published study has confirmed... Read more

  • Over the years, smartphone screens have gotten brighter, and while that’s generally a helpful thing, it can come with a surprising side effect – temporary blindness. (AOL Screenshot)

    Two Women Became Temporarily Blind After Smartphone Use In Bed (Video)

    Over the years, smartphone screens have gotten brighter, and while that’s generally a helpful thing, it can come with a surprising side effect – temporary... Read more

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    5 Ways to Beat Your Sugar Addiction

    Here are the top ways to reduce sugar cravings. There are really four main steps. You need to get more fiber, more protein, more healthy... Read more

  • A recently published study led by Harvard University has found that a buildup of amyloid beta, a protein commonly believed to contribute to the onset of Alzheimer’s disease, could also indicate evidence of past efforts to fight off infections. (AOL Screenshot)

    Study Finds Link Between Alzheimer’s Disease And Infections (Video)

    A suspected contributor to Alzheimer’s disease could be the result of past fights to ward off infections in the brain, finds a recently published led... Read more

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    Run on Fat: Cereal Killers 2

    Endurance athletes have been told for decades that carb loading is necessary to perform at the top. To suggest otherwise has long been regarded as... Read more

  • The risk of sudden infant death syndrome doubled for children sleeping on their stomach or side when they were swaddled. (AOL Screenshot)

    New Study Warns Swaddling Babies Could Lead to Increased Risk of SIDS (Video)

    A popular way of wrapping babies in blankets could be leading to higher risks of sudden infant death syndrome, also known as SIDS. Swaddling is... Read more

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    The Most Common Kinds of Coincidences

    There’s not a lot of great data out there on what kinds of coincidences happen to people, mostly because the stories are often so singular... Read more

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    Are Medical Errors Deadlier Than Strokes and Alzheimer’s?

    A study by researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine says medical errors should rank as the third-leading cause of death in the United States—and highlights how... Read more

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    Tips From Jason Glass: Improve Your Golf Game by Warming Up

    The Masters just wrapped up, which means spring golf is right around the corner. The most important thing you can do to start the 2016... Read more

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    Raising a Generation of Pill-Poppers; How Abuse of ‘Uppers,’ ‘Downers,’ and Stimulants Threatens an Entire Generation

    Far from being recognized for their potential health hazards, ADHD drugs have gained a reputation as “cognition enhancers” among students and young professionals. Narcotic painkillers,... Read more

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    Whole Milk May Have a Surprising Health Benefit

    A study, which was published late March in the American Heart Association’s journal, Circulation, found that dairy fat may help prevent type 2 diabetes. The authors analyzed blood... Read more

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    Irish Man Opens Up About His Depression, the Internet Listens

    A depression sufferer opened up about his mental health on Facebook. And it went viral. Posted on April 13, the video has—as of April 15—garnered... Read more

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    Ketogenic Diet May Be Key to Cancer Recovery

    To some, a ketogenic diet amounts to nothing less than a drug-free cancer treatment. The diet calls for eliminating carbohydrates, replacing them with healthy fats and protein. ... Read more

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    6 Secrets for Six Pack Abs

    Most of you already have a six pack abdominal wall. The problem is that it is covered up with a few inches of fat that... Read more

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