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What causes déjà vu?

You walk into a room and suddenly your brain goes fuzzy with an overwhelming wave of familiarity, although this is a totally new experience.

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Want to stay thin? Turn down the thermostat

Older adults are bigger around the middle when they turn up the heat inside their homes during the cold season.

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Cancer link another reason to avoid processed carbs

Recent years have brought more attention to the role of carbs in our diets and the differences between healthy and unhealthy carbs, most often in the context of weight control.

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Eating foods rich in vitamin C cut cataract risk

Cataracts occur naturally with age and cloud the eye’s lens, turning it opaque. Despite the advent of modern cataract removal surgery, cataracts remain the leading cause of blindness.

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More elderly use dangerous drug combinations

One in six older adults now regularly use potentially deadly combinations of prescription and over-the-counter medications and dietary supplements.

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Older patients carry superbugs after hospital stays

One in four seniors are bringing along stowaways from the hospital to their next stop: superbugs on their hands. Moreover, individuals who go to a nursing home or other post-acute care facility will continue to acquire new superbugs during their stay, according to findings made by University of Michigan researchers published in a JAMA Internal […]

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