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Researchers Identify Gene Mutations Linked to Blood Cancer Risk

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Nikolay Suslov/Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Researchers at Harvard Medical School said that as many as ten percent of adults over the age of 65 may have a gene mutation linked to the development of blood cancers. According to the study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers looked at two groups including a total of 29,000 patients. Patients with ... Read More »

Study Shows Promise in Development of Possible Ebola Vaccine

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luiscar/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A preliminary study conducted at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center determined that a potential Ebola vaccine researchers have been working on has significant promise. Researchers published the data from the preliminary study in the New England Journal of Medicine on Wednesday. The study contained 20 participants who were given the vaccine and tested about four ... Read More »

US Adult Smoking Rate Falls to 18 Percent

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says smoking rates are down again. For the first time, the number of American adults who smoke has dipped below 18 percent, or about 42 million people. For years, the nation’s smoking rate had stalled at around 20 percent. Smoking is still the United States’ leading cause of preventable illness. ... Read More »

The Fire-Safety Tips You Should Be Keeping in Mind This Thanksgiving

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The kitchen is where the holiday meal magic happens, but it can also be a danger zone, especially on Thanksgiving. Steven McGill, the battalion chief of Engine Company 9 in Jersey City, New Jersey, said Thanksgiving is typically the most dangerous day of the year. “Everybody’s cooking in the kitchen and it’s one of the few days ... Read More »

Why Your Older Brother Still Gives You Noogies on Thanksgiving

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Tanya Constantine/Blend Images/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — It’s only natural for adults to slip back into their childhood personas when they get together with family, said Dr. Joe Shrand, a psychiatrist and medical director of the CASTLE treatment center in Brockton, Massachusetts. “You develop patterns of behavior within the family hierarchy that are a way of jockeying for attention without directly competing ... Read More »

Why the Thanksgiving Turkey Isn’t What It Used to Be

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Digital Vision/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The turkeys the pilgrims probably encountered when they stepped off the boat were of the wild variety. They were long, lean and somewhat gamey from a life of foraging and fleeing predators. As for the large-breasted, plump-limbed Thanksgiving turkey we enjoy today, it’s a triumph of modern technology. In the late 1920s, breeders began tinkering with ... Read More »

Five Tips to Avoid Overindulging on Thanksgiving

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Thanksgiving is every dieter’s nightmare: turkey slathered in gravy, candied sweet potatoes with marshmallows, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce and buttery, and calorie-laden pecan pie. Adults gain about a pound between Thanksgiving and Christmas, and they don’t lose it in January, according to experts. That means that, of the pound or two a year that adults gain ... Read More »

What Not to Talk About at Thanksgiving Dinner

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Ryan McVay/Photodisc/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — It’s the season for a lot of things, but talking about why you’re still not married isn’t one of them. Thanksgiving dinner only happens once a year, so it’s best to leave such uncomfortable conversations for another day, and focus on safe topics like the weather, sports or, most importantly, the turkey — unless it’s burned, ... Read More »

There’s a Whole New Set of Wrinkles to Worry About

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Image Source Pink/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Frown lines. Crow’s feet. Dynamic expression lines. It’s enough to send a person running to the Botox needle. And now there’s a whole other wrinkle to worry about. The kind that happen while you sleep. It turns out the notion of “beauty sleep” might be a farce, according to Dr. Goesel Anson, a board certified ... Read More »

Babies Can Retain Happy Memories

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Wavebreakmedia Ltd/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Do you remember anything from when you were five months old? No doubt, you don’t. In fact, babies that young would be hard pressed to recall things that happened from hour-to-hour. However, Brigham Young University psychology professor Ross Flom says that infants as young as five months old are capable of remembering things that make them ... Read More »