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The Link Between Early Baldness and Prostate Cancer

Men who lose their hair may have more to worry about than just vanity, especially if their balding starts early.<p>Researchers have long known about the …

Obama Unveils Details of New Human Brain Mapping Initiative

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union speech on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. on Feb. 12, 2013.<p>First the genome, now the …

Fish: The Fountain of Youth?

Eating fish can be good for the heart and even for the brain, so it’s probably no surprise that pelagic products can lead to a longer life.<p>Omega-3 …

Heart Disease Test May Predict Dementia Better than Cognitive Tests

They may not seem to share much in common, but similar mechanisms could be driving the two conditions.<p>In recent years, researchers have documented an …

Side Effects of Statins May Be Tolerable

Many people stop taking cholesterol-lowering statins due to muscle pain or nausea, but most people are able to resume taking a different type of the …

Walk, or Run, to Lower Heart Disease Risk: Benefits Are Similar

A brisk walk may be just as good as a run for keeping the the heart healthy.<p>That’s encouraging, considering less than half of Americans meet the …

Why Stretching May Not Help Before Exercise

To stretch or not to stretch? The latest understanding of preworkout routines may have you rethinking yours.<p>Recently, the New York <i>Times</i> summed up the …

Lifting Weights Can Control Blood Sugar

The latest study finds an intriguing connection between weight-bearing exercises and a lower risk of diabetes.<p>While lifting weights is more often …

How Effective Are Non-Drug and Non-Diet Therapies In Lowering Blood Pressure?

Meditation, yoga, aerobic exercise and strength training are popular ways to lower blood pressure, so the latest study compared their effectiveness …

One Sugar-Sweetened Soda A Day Boosts Diabetes Risk

All it takes is one can of soda to increase risk of type 2 diabetes by 22%, according to a new study.<p>In the study published in <i>Diabetologia</i>, …

Brain Exercises Better than Drugs in Preventing Cognitive Decline

With an aging population, rates of dementia will only climb, yet doctors have few effective strategies for addressing the worst symptoms.<p>Mild …