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US study questions need for most to cut salt

A large international study questions the conventional wisdom that most people should cut back on salt, suggesting that the amount most folks consume is OK for heart health—and too little may be as bad ...

Aug 14, 2014
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Life expectancy rises in poor nations, UN reports

Life expectancy in the globe's poorest countries has risen by an average of nine years over the past two decades, thanks to major improvements in infant health, the United Nations said Thursday.

May 15, 2014
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Keeping active pays off in your 70s and 80s

(Medical Xpress)—Older people who undertake at least 25 minutes of moderate or vigorous exercise everyday need fewer prescriptions and are less likely to be admitted to hospital in an emergency, new research ...

Jul 02, 2014
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U.S. diabetes cases jump to 29 million: CDC

(HealthDay)—The number of Americans with diabetes rose from 26 million in 2010 to 29 million—9 percent of the population—in 2012, a new federal government study finds.

Jun 10, 2014
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Infant cooing, babbling linked to hearing ability

Infants' vocalizations throughout the first year follow a set of predictable steps from crying and cooing to forming syllables and first words. However, previous research had not addressed how the amount ...

Gene mutation discovered in blood disorder

An international team of scientists has identified a gene mutation that causes aplastic anemia, a serious blood disorder in which the bone marrow fails to produce normal amounts of blood cells. Studying a family in which ...