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Train Your Brain to Choose Fruit Salad Over French Fries

You may be able to convince your brain that healthy foods taste better than unhealthy ones, new research suggests. The study included eight overweight and obese people who were enrolled in a newly designed weight-loss program meant to change how people react to different foods. These participants were compared to a control group of five overweight...

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Family Meals May Defuse Cyberbullying's Impact, Study Says

Having regular family meals may help protect teens from the harmful mental health effects of "cyberbullying," a new study suggests. Online abuse can lead to depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts, according to experts. "One in five adolescents experience cyberbullying," Frank Elgar, a professor at the Institute for Health and Social Policy at McGill...

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Novartis' new heart failure medicine LCZ696 cut cardiovascular deaths by 20% vs. ACE-inhibitor in landmark PARADIGM-HF trial

Basel, August 30, 2014 - Today at the European Society of Cardiology congress and published simultaneously in the New England Journal of Medicine, Novartis revealed that its investigational heart failure medicine, LCZ696, was superior to ACE-inhibitor enalapril on key endpoints in the largest heart failure study ever done[1],[6]. In PARADIGM-HF patients...

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Quality of U.S. Diet Improves, Slightly

The quality of Americans' diets has improved somewhat but remains poor overall, and dietary disparity between the rich and poor is growing, a new study shows. "The study provides the most direct evidence to date that the extensive efforts by many groups and individuals to improve U.S. dietary quality are having some payoff, but it also indicates that...

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Action-Packed TV a Threat to Your Waistline?

Watching action shows on TV may be bad for your waistline, a new study contends. People eat much more snack food while watching action films and programs than something less exciting, according to the Cornell University researchers. "We find that if you're watching an action movie while snacking your mouth will see more action too," study author Aner...

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Low-Carb Beats Low-Fat for Weight Loss, Heart Health: Study

For people who want to lose weight and boost their heart health, cutting down on carbohydrates may work better than trimming dietary fat, a new study suggests. In a small clinical trial of obese adults, researchers found that those assigned to follow a low-carbohydrate diet lost more weight over a year than those who followed a low-fat plan. They also...

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Health Tip: Want Healthier Hair?

-- If it's healthier hair you seek, the American Academy of Dermatology offers these suggestions: If your hair is oily or has dandruff flakes, wash it daily. Treated hair should be washed less frequently. So should the hair of an elderly person, whose scalp produces less oil. Use a shampoo and conditioner formulated for your type of hair. Shampoo primarily...

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Health Tip: Aging Well

-- Living a healthy lifestyle is one of the best things you can do to stay healthier as you age. The Cleveland Clinic suggests how to promote healthy aging: Don't smoke, and stick to a limit of one alcoholic drink per 24 hours. Get regular exercise, including aerobic, balance and strength-training activities. Maintain a healthy body weight. See your...

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Health Highlights: Sept. 2, 2014

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: First Human Tests of Ebola Vaccine Begin This Week The first human tests of an experimental Ebola vaccine are scheduled to begin this week, the U.S. National Institutes of Health says. The vaccine, which the NIH is developing with drug company GlaxoSmithKline,...

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ADHD Medications Won't Stunt Kids' Growth, Study Finds

Stimulant medications -- such as Adderall, Ritalin and Concerta -- used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children, won't stunt their growth, a new study suggests. "Stimulant medication did not affect children's final height as adults," said study researcher Dr. Slavica Katusic, an associate professor of pediatrics at the Mayo...

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Fox News Features Drugs.com Medication Guide app

Thanks to Fox News for showcasing the Drugs.com Medication Guide app today. Very much appreciated. Available in both the Apple App store and the Google Play store, this is a great app for ultra-quick research and/or keeping track of multiple meds. Check out the video at the link below… http://www.foxnews.com/health/2014/07/13/drugscom-app-provides-medical-information-on-go/ And check out the apps here… http://www.drugs.com/apps/

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Heartbleed Update

Drugs.com utilizes the Akamai content delivery network to serve our website to end users. Akamai patched the announced Heartbleed vulnerability prior to its public announcement. Akamai, like all users of OpenSSL, could have exposed passwords or session cookies transiting our network from August 2012 through 4 April 2014. Their custom memory allocator protected against nearly […]

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Consumer Reports Gives the Thumbs Up to the Drugs.com Pill Identifier App

Consumer Reports just put out a review of seven pill identifier apps. Here’s a snippet… “We reviewed seven apps that can help identify the pills you take, and liked two of them a lot: Drugs.com Pill Identifier and Epocrates Pill ID. The others—CVS/Pharmacy Pill Identifier, iPharmacy Pill Identifier, Pill Finder, Prescription Pill Identifier, and ID […]

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