Did Your Meal Win an Xtreme Eating Award?

Tweet Did Your Meal Win an Xtreme Eating Award? July 30, 2014 — Talk about a belt buster. The Monster burger meal from Red Robin — featuring a double-patty burger, steak fries, and a milkshake — clocks in at 3,540 calories, 69 grams of saturated fat, and more than 4 days’ worth of sodium, making it the most Xtreme restaurant meal in America, according to the nonprofit Center for...
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Leading Doctor in Ebola Outbreak Dies From Disease

Tweet Leading Doctor in Ebola Outbreak Dies From Disease July 30, 2014 — One of the leading physicians in the fight against an outbreak of deadly Ebola virus in Sierra Leone has himself died after battling the illness. According to the Associated Press, physician Dr. Sheik Humarr Khan died Tuesday after being hospitalized in quarantine. Ebola spreads easily between people and kills up to 90...
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Scientists Shed Light on Link Between Depression, Dementia

Tweet Light Shed on Link Between Depression, Dementia By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Older people with depression are more likely to develop dementia, but researchers have been unable to explain the exact nature of the relationship between the two. Specifically, they haven’t been able to figure out the direction in which the relationship...
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Extra Exercise Could Help Depressed Smokers Quit: Study

Tweet Extra Exercise Could Help Depressed Smokers Quit By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Quitting smoking is harder for people with depression, according to a new review. Depression can make it more difficult to ride out the anxiety, cravings or lack of sleep that come with trying to quit cold turkey, scientists found. But extra exercise...
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Diabetes May Raise Risk for Head and Neck Cancer

Tweet Diabetes May Raise Risk for Head and Neck Cancer July 29, 2014 — The risk for head and neck cancer is higher in people with diabetes than in those without diabetes, according to a new study. That risk is greater for people 40 to 65 years old.  Kuo-Shu Tseng, PhD, from Tainan University of Technology in Taiwan, and colleagues compared the records of 89,089 people newly diagnosed with...
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Brown Recluse Spider Bites on the Rise, Expert Warns

Tweet Brown Recluse Spider Bites on the Rise: Expert By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Although the bite of a brown recluse spider is poisonous, these wounds usually heal well if left alone, an expert notes. It’s still important to recognize the warning signs of an adverse reaction to a brown recluse spider bite, warned Dr. Donna Seger,...
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Taiwan Establishes Film Institute

Tweet HONG KONG – Taiwan’s Ministry of Culture announced the establishment of the Taiwan Film Institute, to develop and promote the local film industry. The Taiwan Film Institute will replace the Chinese Taipei Film Archive, expanding upon the existing structure from preserving and restoring Taiwanese films to the promotion of the local film industry, the market expansion and industry research...
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Facial Dimensions May Be Key to First Impressions

Tweet Facial Dimensions May Be Key to First Impressions By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Scientists know it takes humans just milliseconds to look at someone’s face and judge them good-looking or trustworthy. Now, a new study finds that certain facial features seem to trigger specific first impressions about a person’s character, too. The...
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‘Love Hormone’ Oxytocin May Help Some With Autism

Tweet ‘Love Hormone’ Oxytocin May Help Some With Autism By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Treating certain adult autism patients with just a single dose of the hormone oxytocin quickly improved their ability to judge facial expressions and emotions, Japanese researchers report. Known as the “love hormone,” oxytocin has been shown...
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Do You Still Need an Annual Doctor’s Visit?

Tweet Do You Still Need an Annual Doctor’s Visit? July 29, 2014 — If it’s true that an apple a day keeps the doctor away, then it seems like seeing the doctor for an annual physical exam ought to play a major role in keeping healthy people healthy. Yet most doctors now say it’s time to rethink the notion of a yearly physical, a fixture in U.S. medicine since the 1940s. Possible Downsides...
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