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Plant-based diet, exercise needed to protect heart health

ALBANY — A registered dietitian, nutritionist and certified personal trainer who had has had a significant personal weight loss of her own is …

There's no evidence e-cigarettes are as harmful as smoking

A recent article claimed there’s no evidence that vaping is less harmful than smoking. Tobacco expert Linda Bauld argues otherwise<p>In his recent ‘Comment is free’ piece Nash Riggins claims that vaping is just as dangerous as smoking, and expresses robust support for NHS Boards in Scotland who intend …

Public Health

The blind breast cancer detectors

<b>Women being screened for breast cancer in Germany may find themselves in the hands of a blind examiner. The idea has been around for a few years, and unpublished research suggests that it really works - that blind people can in fact detect tumours earlier than their sighted counterparts.</b><p>Could …


Pain Really Is All In Your Head And Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

The Brain

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Cholesterol in food not a concern, new report says

<b>(CNN) —</b> For more than a week, speculation has been running rampant. Here's how it all started.<p>On February 10, The Washington Post published a headline that got a good amount of attention: "The U.S. government is poised to withdraw longstanding warnings about cholesterol."<p>Every five years, the …

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