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No TV or Obesity, But Ancient People Still Had Heart Disease

Mummy study shows that, just like today, inflammation spurred blood vessel blockages.


Cholesterol Drugs May Speed Healing After Surgery

Statin therapy may affect inflammatory response and help wounds recover, researchers say.


Big Jump in Doctor's Office Visits for Young Adults With Diabetes

Overall, 1 in 10 consultations in the U.S. now involves a person with the illness, CDC says.


Adults Who've Abused Alcohol May Be at Risk for Memory Problems

Researchers say long-term consequences are little-known.


Even Thinking an Odor is Harmful May Spur Asthma Symptoms

Study finds people's negative expectations can play a role in flare-ups.


Different Areas of Brain Affected in Autism, Sensory Disorders

Sophisticated brain scans show the two conditions are somewhat similar, but are also markedly different.


Could a Blood Test Predict Suicide Risk?

Certain gene-based chemical changes seem to accompany suicidal behavior, study finds.


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