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Heat Can Slow Down Brain Processing

As states across the country deal with record-breaking temperatures and massive heat waves, many people may want it to be time for snow and hot cocoa again.   A new study says that your brain may hate the heat more...

Could Aspirin Help Keep Alzheimer’s Away?

If new research in mice bears out in humans, that daily low-dose aspirin many people take to keep heart trouble at bay might also protect their brains against Alzheimer’s. Scientists report aspirin appeared to help clear out plaques of waste…

Medical Marijuana a Hit With Seniors

Seniors are giving rave reviews for medical marijuana. In a new survey, those who turned to it for treating chronic pain reported it reduced pain and decreased the need for opioid painkillers. Nine out of 10 liked it so much…

Can Coffee Extend Your Life?

Having a morning cup of java — and another and another — might prolong your life, a new study suggests. In fact, drinking lots of coffee was associated with a lower risk of early death, including among people who downed…

Just 1 in 4 Americans Gets Enough Exercise

Three-quarters of Americans are falling far short when it comes to exercise, and the South and Midwest bear the dubious distinction of having the most couch potatoes, a new government report shows. Only about one in four adults (23 percent)…

New Hope for Male Fertility in Young Cancer Patients

Israeli researchers develop method that turns stem cells into sperm-like cells, making future fertility possible in boys undergoing chemotherapy A cell culture system being developed in Israel could for the first time turn testicular stem cells into sperm-like cells, enabling…