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Processed Foods the Biggest Chunk of Calories in U.S. Groceries

These items tend to have more fat, sugar and salt than unprocessed foods, researchers say.

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Could a Diet Help Shield You From Alzheimer's?

Scientists say the MIND eating plan significantly reduces risk of the brain disorder.

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Malpractice Fears Spurring Most ER Docs to Order Unnecessary Tests

Study found 97 percent said they had patients undergo procedures that weren't medically needed.

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Should Older Runners Embrace the 'Barefoot' Craze?

People over 30 may take more time to safely adjust to 'minimalist' shoes

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Many With Alzheimer's Aren't Told of Diagnosis by Doctor

Researchers found patients were more likely to be informed only after their disease had advanced.

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Chef's Input in Cafeterias Leads Students to Eat More Healthy Foods

Students chose more veggies, fruits after cafeterias got professional consultation.

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Obesity Raises Women's Cancer Risk by 40 Percent, Study Finds

British researchers stress that losing excess weight lowers the odds again, however.

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Could Your Child Have Migraines?

Symptoms can include nausea, abdominal pain, experts say.

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Diet Sodas Linked to Widening Waistlines in Seniors

But it's not clear whether the noncaloric drinks are a direct cause, experts say.


Study Questions Accuracy of Many Breast Cancer Biopsies

Abnormal cells are misidentified in one-fourth of cases, research suggests.

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Folic Acid May Help Ward Off Stroke in People With High Blood Pressure

Chinese study found significantly lower rates in those who got an extra supply of the nutrient.


Salt May Be Bad for More Than Your Blood Pressure

Study found damage to organs and tissues, even with no sign of hypertension.

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Excessive Use of Medical Scans Varies By Region

Study finds doctors tend to order more imaging technologies in the Northeast.

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Many Women Gain Too Much Weight While Pregnant

This increases risks for baby and mother, experts say.

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Good News for Vegetarians: You May Have a Lower Risk of Colon Cancer

Your risk of colorectal cancer may be cut by 20 percent if you follow a vegetarian diet.