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Anti-aging hormone may actually shorten life
LiveScience
Call it anti-anti-aging therapy. It turns out that injections of growth hormone — a staple of anti-aging, hormone-replacement therapy — may have the opposite effect as intended, thwarting a person's quest to live to an advanced age.
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Study: Antibiotics don't kill Lyme disease bacteria
WCBS-TV
New research may be bad news for thousands who suffer from Lyme disease. As WCBS-TV's Vanessa Murdock reported, antibiotic treatment has offered Lyme sufferers some semblance of normalcy. But, recent research finds Lyme disease bacteria persist even after antibiotic treatments.
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CDC: Autism rates may — or may not — be on the rise
Forbes
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released its newest data on the number of children affected by autism in the country. The health and education records of 8-year-old children in 11 states were combed to arrive at the new numbers. The finding that many have expressed concern about is that now 1 in 68 children may have autism spectrum disorder.
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Alternative treatment for cholesterol shows promise
GlobalPost
An experimental treatment has shown promise in lowering bad cholesterol, offering hope for people at risk of heart disease but who cannot tolerate drugs known as statins, researchers said. The therapy developed by Amgen pharmaceuticals is known as evolocumab. It is a monoclonal antibody that is injected every couple of weeks or once a month, instead of being taken in a daily pill.
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Acupuncture relieves knee osteoarthritis
HealthCMi
Researchers conclude that acupuncture has a significant curative effect on patients with knee osteoarthritis. This condition often involves joint pain, swelling, stiffness, decreased range of motion and the formation of bone spurs. More than 27 million people in the U.S. have osteoarthritis with the knee being one of the most commonly affected areas. In this recent study, the researchers from a community hospital in Beijing treated 200 cases of knee osteoarthritis using acupuncture. The overall effective rate was 98 percent.
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Novel study into breast cancer origins paves way for personalized treatment
Medical Xpress
Breast cancers can look and behave very differently. Understanding why and how they do so is key to designing more tailored therapies for patients and sparing them unnecessary treatments. In a new study published by the Journal of Pathology, Dr. Matt Smalley from Cardiff University treads new ground in exploring what drives breast cancers to look and behave so differently from one another.
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Rethinking fat: The case for adding some into your diet
NPR
Remember the fat-free boom that swept the country in the 1990s? Yes, we know from the Salt readers who took our informal that lots of you tried to follow it. And gave up. "I definitely remember eating fat-free cookies, fat-free pudding, fat-free cheese, which was awful," Elizabeth Stafford, an attorney from North Carolina, said in the survey.
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Can organic farming save us from overexposure to pesticides?
Fox News
Organic produce is unlike its conventionally grown counterpart. Careful steps are taken to ensure every carrot, strawberry, beet, potato or head of lettuce is cultivated using organic, time-tested practices, like spreading house-made fertilizer on crops or irrigating from open creeks. Such methods differ from those of so-called factory farms, where pesticides and other chemicals are rampantly used and impact the quality of the finished product.
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Autism, an individual disorder
BioScholar News
The International Centre for Neurological Restoration here is developing a project aimed at validating and measuring the effectiveness of interventions in patients with autism spectrum disorders. Hector Vera Cuesta, neuro-pediatrician and deputy director of CIREN, explains to Prensa Latina that the strategy "established just over a year ago in collaboration with a prestigious Brazilian university" is based on individual diagnosis.
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6 amazing anti-aging foods you can eat for breakfast
The Huffington Post
For as long as we can remember, we've heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But not only can it boost your energy and memory levels, it also can impact how long you live. Studies show that by eating certain foods, you can help slow the aging process. Here are just six amazing anti-aging treats you might want to go for first thing in the morning.
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