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22 Jul

Tinnitus and Quality of Life

Nearly 1 in 10 adults lives with tinnitus or ringing of the ears, new study finds.

21 Jul

Hormone Therapy and Memory in Menopause

Does estrogen therapy after menopause improve memory and thinking skills?

20 Jul

Breast Density and Cancer Risk

Being diagnosed with dense breasts may depend on who reads your mammogram, study finds.

Women May Be More Resilient to Effects of Alzheimer's Genes

SUNDAY, July 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Certain gene variants are known to raise a person's risk of Alzheimer's disease. But a new study finds that even in people carrying this DNA, factors such as gender and physical or mental activity can affect that risk.

The study tracked dementia rates for 642 people aged 53 to 95 at the start o...

Could New 'Talk Therapy' Cut Cost of Treating Depression?

FRIDAY, July 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A simpler and less expensive form of talk therapy is as effective as the gold-standard treatment -- cognitive behavioral therapy -- for treating depression in adults, a new study suggests.

The researchers found that so-called behavioral activation therapy treats depression just as well as co...

Behavior Changes May Be First Signs of Alzheimer's

MONDAY, July 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Certain behavior changes may be a harbinger of Alzheimer's disease, and researchers say they've developed a symptom "checklist" that might aid earlier diagnosis.

Experts have long focused on so-called mild cognitive impairment as an early warning sign of Alzheimer's disease. That refers to prob...

People-Oriented Jobs May Help Lower Alzheimer's Risk

SUNDAY, July 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Brain-challenging jobs -- especially ones focused on people -- may help shield a person's mind against the ravages of age-related dementia, a new study finds.

People who work in jobs that task the intellect are better able to withstand the effects of brain lesions commonly associated with Alzhe...

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Don't Let Your Campfire Become a Wildfire

FRIDAY, July 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Campfires can provide the backdrop for lots of outdoor fun. But, if people are careless, those campfires can spark a damaging wildfire, the New York Department of Environmental Conservation says.

So, how can you safely have a campfire?

First, use existing campfire rings whenever you c...

  • Mary Elizabeth Dallas
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  • July 22, 2016
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Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Detected in Sewage Spill

FRIDAY, July 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Sewer line breaks can release antibiotic-resistant bacteria that pose a public health threat, a new study says.

Consider the 2014 sewer line break in St. Petersburg, Fla., that released 500,000 gallons of untreated wastewater into neighborhoods and Boca Ciega Bay.

University of South ...

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