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Brain aging is conclusively linked to genes

For the first time in a large study sample, the decline in brain function in normal aging is conclusively shown to be influenced by genes, say …

Higher Perspective

By now, you've heard of bitcoin, but most haven't used it, don't really understand it, and aren't sure if it's relevant to their lives.<p>In fact, …

Cost of health care rises as BMI increases - Futurity

Health care costs increase in parallel with body mass measurements, even beginning at a recommended healthy weight, a new study shows.

Health

FDA Asks For Proof That Antibacterial Soaps Protect Health

In hospitals, people are bathed with soaps containing the antibacterial triclosan to reduce the risk of serious infections in surgery. But that doesn't necessarily mean we should be using triclosan soap in the kitchen and the bathroom, the Food and Drug Administration says.<p>The agency on Monday took …

Americans Still Confused about New Health Law - Consumer Reports News

More than a month into the first open enrollment in the new Health Insurance Marketplaces, chances are you are as confused as ever about how the …

Health Care

San Francisco's Latest Innovation: Universal Health Care

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom has a habit of treading where other elected officials are loath to go. First, he took on same-sex marriage. Now …

What’s Next For The Health Law If Republicans Claim Control Of The Senate?

News outlets analyze polls and campaign messages to predict mid-term congressional election outcomes but note that the health law does not seem to be …