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People with widespread pain more likely to develop insomnia

Older adults with pain for morethan a day are more likely to report trouble sleeping yearslater, according to a new study....

Low-carb diets may beat low-fat options for weight loss, heart health

like those inwhole grains and fruits - are healthier than others - like thosein white bread and other processed foods. Bazzano...

Fears of addiction keep cancer patients from getting pain relief

Fears of opioid abuse andaddiction might be keeping patients with advanced cancer fromgetting enough pain medicine, researchers...

New test may predict worker hearing loss

Not everyone exposed to highnoise levels at work experiences hearing loss as a result, and anew study suggests a simple test...

UK and French police hunt for seriously ill boy taken from hospital

British and French police launched amajor hunt on Friday to find a seriously ill young boy takenfrom a hospital by his parents,...

With high blood pressure, light to moderate drinking may protect heart

Drinking alcohol has been tiedin the past to a higher risk of high blood pressure, but in anew analysis of past studies,...

German Green's ice bucket challenge lights up dope debate

A German Greens party leader has takenthe "ice bucket" charity challenge to a new high, standing nextto a marijuana plant...

Fishery mislabeling could mean more mercury than buyers bargain for

That Chilean sea bass from thelocal grocery store could have twice the methylmercury that'sexpected - if it comes from a...

Self management may reduce blood pressure: study

Even people at significant riskfor heart attacks and strokes can take an active role inreducing their own high blood pressure,...

Tricking memory in lab animals stokes hope for PTSD

The frailty of remembrance might havean upside: When a memory is recalled, two research teamsreported on Wednesday, it can...

Former U.S. swim star Van Dyken takes first steps since paralysis

Olympic swimming champion Amy VanDyken took her first steps this week since being paralyzed fromthe waist down when she severed...

U.S. EPA makes strides in air toxics but work remains in cities -report

The United States has made progressin reducing dangerous air pollution since 1990 but work remainsto reduce risks for the...

Researchers reverse autism symptoms in mice by paring extra synapses

Although many things have gone wrong inthe autistic brain, scientists have recently been focusing onone of the most glaring:...

For older women, working out may keep heart rates regular

Physically active older womenare less likely to suffer from atrial fibrillation, the mostcommon form of irregular heartbeat,...

Former Tennessee Titans player Tim Shaw says he has ALS

Former Tennessee Titanslinebacker Tim Shaw revealed he has ALS, also known as LouGehrig's disease, in a video that shows...

Foreign assisted suicide cases in Switzerland double in 4 years

The number of foreigners traveling toSwitzerland to commit assisted suicide doubled over a four-yearperiod, a study published...

Amid Afghanistan's escalating war, a battle to beat polio

Tens of thousands of volunteers fanned outacross Afghanistan this week, braving deteriorating security anddistrusting parents...

Pennsylvania coroner says starvation contributed to boy's death

Starvation was a factor in thedeath of a 9-year-old Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, boy whose bodywas found partially decomposed...

EU regulator warns on possible MS drugs side effects

Europe's drug safety regulator saidmultiple sclerosis treatments known as interferon beta drugsneed stronger label warnings...

More evidence adult daycare eases stress on dementia caregivers

The stress of caring for afamily member with dementia may take a toll on health over time,but a new study suggests that even...

Heinz to tighten supplier controls in China after infant food scare

U.S. foodmaker H.J. Heinz Cosaid on Tuesday it will tighten controls over ingredientssuppliers in China after it was forced...

Older people perform better in the morning, study finds

Older adults are better able toignore distractions and to perform demanding cognitive tasks inthe morning, a new study suggests....

Robin Williams was sober, had early Parkinson's at death -wife

Robin Williams was sober andsuffering from early stages of Parkinson's disease as well asanxiety and depression at the time...

Maternal singing calms preemies and their mothers: study

For preemies, the combination ofhearing mother's voice softly singing while being held againsther skin can have a number...

Childhood growth hormone treatment tied to stroke risk

Children who receive growthhormone to treat short stature or hormone deficiency may be atan increased risk of strokes caused...

Study links higher caffeine consumption with lower tinnitus risk

Tinnitus, an annoying ringing orbuzzing in the ears, was less likely to occur in women whoconsumed the most caffeine, in...

Controversial studies say lowest sodium intake may pose risks

Two newly-published studies addgrains of salt to the conventional wisdom that you shouldconsume as little sodium as possible,...

Oklahoma looks for limited medical test of marijuana-related product

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin saidon Wednesday she would support a limited medical trial in herstate for a derivative of...

Intel explores wearable devices for Parkinson's disease research

Intel Corp plans to use wearablegadgets such as smart watches to monitor patients withParkinson's disease and collect data...

Fish-eaters may keep more gray matter in old age

Eating baked or broiled fish atleast once a week may preserve parts of the brain that are hithard by aging, according to...

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