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    • 03 MAR 17
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    America’s most sleep-deprived workers

    The American Academy of Sleep Medicine says adults need at least 7 hours of sleep per day for optimal health. Lack of sleep has been linked to heart disease, obesity, diabetes, depression, and anxiety — not to mention safety issues like drowsy driving and injuries, the CDC reports. But many Americans are chronically sleep-deprived. A new

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    • 03 MAR 17
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    Could this woman’s DNA hold the key to weight loss?

    AUSTIN, Texas — Abby Solomon’s purse looks like a traveling pantry, full of sugary snacks. “My life basically revolves around food,” she said. And yet for all she eats, she’s in a constant battle with starvation.  Abby Solomon Abby was born with a rare genetic disorder called neonatal progeroid syndrome. The mutation mangles noses and

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    • 02 MAR 17
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    Could this woman’s DNA hold the key to weight loss?

    AUSTIN, Texas — Abby Solomon’s purse looks like a traveling pantry, full of sugary snacks. “My life basically revolves around food,” she said. And yet for all she eats, she’s in a constant battle with starvation.  Abby Solomon Abby was born with a rare genetic disorder called neonatal progeroid syndrome. The mutation mangles noses and

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    • 02 MAR 17
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    Migraine "smart" patch tested to help ease pain

    A wireless arm patch may be a promising new treatment for migraine headaches, researchers report. Rubber electrodes and a chip in the patch produce electric impulses that block pain signals from reaching the brain, the study authors said. When a migraine starts, you can control the intensity of the electric impulses using a smartphone app,

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    • 02 MAR 17
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    More evidence tying obesity to certain cancers

    Carrying extra weight increases the risk of a number of cancers, a new review reports. Additional pounds appear to particularly influence the risk of cancers related to the digestive organs or those driven by hormonal abnormalities, according to the review’s European authors. The evidence is so strong at this point that important organizations such as

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    • 01 MAR 17
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    Indoor tanning costs U.S. health care millions a year

    Skin cancers linked to indoor tanning are estimated to have cost the U.S. health care system hundreds of millions of dollars in 2015, a new study says. “Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S. and its incidence is increasing, due in part to the increase in the use of tanning devices,” said

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