People who smoke, are overweight, and have other health problems during their middle-aged years may be at increased risk of developing signs of brain shrinkage and diminished planning and organizing skills as they age, new research indicates.
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Brain Shrinkage Linked to Smoking, Obesity, Diabetes
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A family history of heart attack boosts the risk of having a heart attack much more than a family history of stroke increases the risk of having a stroke, new research suggests.
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Family History’s Role in Heart Attack and Stroke
Gout has become a more common medical issue in the United States in the past two decades, at least in part because of the nation’s obesity crisis and a greater frequency of high blood pressure among the populace, new research indicates.
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Gout Becoming More Common in U.S.
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When we are feeling sad, many of us reach for comfort foods such as chocolate, ice cream, or chips. Now new research helps show how these foods boost our moods.
Why Comfort Foods Are So Comforting
Children born to mothers who are highly stressed during pregnancy exhibit genetic changes that may make them more vulnerable to stress themselves, new research finds.
Stress in Pregnancy May Make Kids Vulnerable to Stress
For the first time, blood vessels grown from donor cells have been successfully implanted in human patients, an early report of new research shows.
Blood Vessels Grown From Donated Cells Closer to Reality