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U.S. Plans To Analyze DNA Of A Million Poeple

Posted On January 30, 2015

(Washington, DC) -- The U.S. wants to analyze the DNA of more than a million American volunteers as part of an initiative to develop medicines targeted to a person's genetic make-up. President Obama is expected to announce an initiative today to create a pool of people who would be studied to find out how genetic…

Study: Three Drinks A Day Increases Stroke Risk

Posted On January 30, 2015

(Undated) -- People over 50 who have more than two alcoholic beverages a day have a 34-percent greater risk of stroke than light drinkers. A new study says people in their fifties and sixties who have over two drinks a day are more likely to have a stroke five years earlier in life, regardless of…

Blows To Head Linked With Brain Changes

Posted On January 30, 2015

(Undated) -- Research shows repetitive blows to the head can be linked to changes in brain volume, slower processing speeds and a greater risk of lower mental ability. Doctor Charles Bernick with the Cleveland Clinic led the study.   Doctors studied over 200 professional boxers and MMA fighters in the study. After a brain MRI…

National Puzzle Day

Posted On January 30, 2015

(Undated) -- Americans celebrated National Puzzle Day on Thursday. While puzzles can be fun and challenging, it's important to remember that staying mentally active is just as important as being physically active. Doctor Roxanne Sukol with the Cleveland Clinic says puzzles can provide that good exercise for your brain.   Brain connections are built each…

Bacteria Byproduct Linked To Kidney Disease

Posted On January 30, 2015

(Undated) -- For the first time, a substance called T-M-A-O which is produced by bacteria in your gut, has been linked to chronic kidney disease. A study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows higher T-M-A-O levels are connected with greater risk of death and disease. Doctor Stanley Hazen with the Cleveland Clinic…