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July 18, 2012
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  • Sleeping 7 hours a night appears to benefit women's memory
    An analysis of data from the Nurses' Health Study found that sleep may help keep women's memories sharp. Women who slept for seven hours a night, on average, had higher scores on standard memory tests than those who slept for five hours or less, and they also had higher memory scores than those who slept for nine hours or more, researchers found. "Women who got too little or too much sleep had the memories of women about two years [their senior]," a researcher said. The study was presented at the Alzheimer's Association international conference. WebMD (7/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • High intake of vitamin E cuts risk of liver cancer in study
    Vitamin E intake from diet and supplements significantly reduced the likelihood of developing liver cancer in patients ages 40 to 70, a Chinese study found. Researchers said the link between vitamin E intake and liver cancer seemed stronger in women and was consistent in patients with and without liver disease or a family history of liver cancer. The findings appear on the website of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. MedPage Today (free registration) (7/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Large babies linked to greater breast cancer risk in mothers
    Women who delivered the largest babies had more than double the risk of developing breast cancer later in life compared with those who gave birth to the smallest babies, according to a U.S. study in the journal PLoS. Mothers of large babies were more likely to have high concentrations of pregnancy hormones linked to breast cancer risk, researchers said. HealthDay News (7/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Weight-loss surgery may not curb health costs in older patients
    Data on about 1,700 obese male veterans found that those who did not undergo bariatric surgery had similar mean six-month health care costs over a three-year period as those who opted for the weight-loss procedure, suggesting that the surgical operation may not reduce long-term costs for older patients. The results appear in the Archives of Surgery. Reuters (7/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Childhood gut, respiratory infections may raise schizophrenia risk
    An Australian study showed that boys who were hospitalized at least twice before age 3 for respiratory or intestinal infections had an 80% higher risk of developing schizophrenia in adulthood than their peers. Since young children have an immature immune systems, viruses could have a more immediate impact on the brain, lead researcher Wenbin Liang said. The findings were published in Psychiatry Research. The Age (Melbourne, Australia) (7/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Trans fat content of fast food meals drops in NYC, study shows
    Since New York City restricted use of unhealthy trans fat in restaurants in 2008, trans fat content in the average fast-food chain meal dropped from 2.9 grams to just half of a gram, city health department researchers reported in a study in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Tufts University nutrition researcher Alice Lichtenstein called it a "small step forward" but added such changes need to be considered within the context of the whole diet. Reuters (7/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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