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Medical News Today: Osteoarthritis: Could researchers have found the key to prevention?

Researchers reveal how FoxO proteins are important for joint health, and how increasing the levels of these proteins could prevent or treat osteoarthritis.

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Medical News Today: How making fun of yourself can make you happy

A new study has examined the psychological benefits and disadvantages of self-deprecating humor. The findings may come as a surprise for many.

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Short as a Child, Stroke Risk as an Adult?

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Researchers from Denmark are suggesting a potential — and unusual — risk factor for stroke: Being short as a kid. The investigators found that men and women who had been about 2 inches taller than average at age 7 had, as adults, up to an 11 percent lower risk ...

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Dad Can Pass on Ovarian Cancer Genes, Too

FRIDAY, Feb. 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A gene mutation that’s passed down from a father is associated with earlier onset of ovarian cancer in daughters and prostate cancer in the father and his sons, a new study suggests. Previous research had shown that sisters of women with ovarian cancer have a higher risk for the disease than their mother, ...

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Household Products May Pollute the Air as Much as Your Car Does: Study

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Prevention & Wellness News THURSDAY, Feb. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Everyday products such as perfume, skin lotion, hair spray, deodorant, household cleaners and lawn pesticides are a top source of air pollution, as damaging to air quality as the exhaust from cars and trucks, a new report shows. Consumer products containing compounds ...

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Kids Who Need Sickle Cell Meds Don't Always Get Them

Latest Infectious Disease News FRIDAY, Feb. 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Less than a fifth of U.S. children with sickle cell anemia are getting the antibiotics that could save their lives, a new study finds. “Longstanding recommendations say children with sickle cell anemia should take antibiotics daily for their first five years of life,” the study’s lead author, ...

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CDC Says Flu Vaccine Just 25 Percent Effective Against Leading Strain

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Flu continues to ravage the United States in one of the worst flu seasons in recent years. And the ineffectiveness of this year’s flu vaccine is partly to blame. According to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the vaccine is only 25 percent ...

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After Another Shooting Tragedy, 'Stop the Bleed' Kits Urged for Schools

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Mental Health News FRIDAY, Feb. 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Some of the 17 people killed Wednesday in the senseless Florida school shooting might have survived if their bleeding could have been stopped in time, experts say. Noting that it takes only 5 to 10 minutes for a gunshot victim to bleed to ...

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Medical News Today: Just 1 hour of gaming may improve attention

Researchers found that playing a video game for just 1 hour led to an increase in brain activity and improved visual selective attention.

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Medical News Today: Single dads twice as likely to die prematurely

Single fathers are more than twice as likely to die prematurely than their partnered counterparts or single moms, suggests a large-scale new study.

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