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“Smart Gene” Linked To Slower Brain Aging

Posted On January 28, 2015

(Undated) -- Researchers say one in every five people carries a so-called "smart gene" that slows aging in the brain. Researchers at the University of California-San Francisco found that people with the smart gene stay mentally sharp longer than the 80-percent of the population who don't have it. The gene also is connected to enhanced…

Study Links Insomnia To High Blood Pressure

Posted On January 28, 2015

(Chengdu, China) -- If you have trouble sleeping, you may be more at risk for high blood pressure. Chinese researchers checked the blood pressure of 300 adults, including 200 insomniacs, for about six months under different sleep conditions. They found that normal sleepers were no more likely to have high blood pressure even if they…

Brill On Obamacare, New Book

Posted On January 28, 2015

(Undated) -- Steven Brill is promoting his new book, "America's Bitter Pill," which provides a look into the Affordable Care Act and the politics behind it. Brill tells Fox News' "The Kelly File" prices for Obamacare are only going to rise.   Brill's book drives into the money spent on the system and how politics…

Girls Who Drink Soda May Reach Puberty Quicker

Posted On January 28, 2015

(Boston) -- Girls who drink a lot of soda may reach puberty quicker than girls who don't. Researchers at Harvard tracked over five-thousand girls ages nine to 14 for five years. They found that the youth who drank more than one-and-a-half servings of sugary drinks a day had their first period almost three months earlier…

Study: Dehydration More Likely In Nursing Home Patients

Posted On January 27, 2015

(Undated) -- Elderly people living in nursing homes are apparently more likely to be dehydrated. Researchers at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine studied patients admitted to hospitals and found that dehydration was more common in those who had come from nursing homes. Serious cases of dehydration can lead to high levels of…