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What is the role of genetics in COPD?

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Risk factors for COPD may now be identified by more than just smoking habits.
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A number of common infections can become dangerous for adults over the age of 65.

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A number of common infections can become dangerous for adults over the age of 65.
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E-cigarette use linked to cardiac sympathetic activity

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E-cigarettes are not all they are cracked up to be.
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The rate of diabetes-related deaths is at 12 percent, higher than previously thought.

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The rate of diabetes-related deaths is at 12 percent, higher than previously thought.
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Lack of vitamin A before birth may be linked to Alzheimer's disease

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Do the roots of Alzheimer's disease go back to birth?
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Can sense of smell diagnose Alzheimer's?

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How well a senior can detect smells may indicate the presence of Alzheimer's disease. 
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Measuring decline in Parkinson's may be best done with a hand-grip test, according to a new study.

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Measuring decline in Parkinson's may be best done with a hand-grip test, according to a new study.
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The diet changes that could prevent bone loss

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Foods with anti-inflammatory properties could improve bone strength for older women. 
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Air pollution may lead to an increased risk of dementia in older women, according to new research.

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Researchers have found a link between air pollution and increased risk of dementia among older women.
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Could changes in diabetes progression signal cancer?

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When diabetes gets worse quickly, it could mean something more serious is happening to the pancreas. 
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A new breath test may help to reduce the number of unnecessary endoscopies among those thought to have stomach or esophagus cancer.

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A new breath test may help to reduce the number of unnecessary endoscopies among those thought to have stomach or esophagus cancer.
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Better nutrition could reduce senior frailty

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Seniors have varying nutritional needs to help them age better.
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A new study has found a link between concussions and Alzheimer's disease.

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Even just a single concussion may increase the odds of developing Alzheimer's disease among those with a genetic predisposition.
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Regular physical activity can have a number of benefits for seniors.

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In addition to the physical benefits of regular exercise, there may be some mental ones as well.
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'Chair yoga' could keep arthritic seniors more active

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Low-impact exercises can help seniors stay active despite joint pain. 
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Therapeutic intervention improves outlook of depressed patients

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Extensive studies shows that patients who receive counseling and medication for their depression are more extroverted and less neurotic than those who don't. 
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Study finds no link between cholesterol and Alzheimer's

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A new study questions theories that high cholesterol leads to Alzheimer's disease. 
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Researchers have found a link between iron deficiency anemia and hearing loss.

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Researchers have found a link between iron deficiency anemia and hearing loss.
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Vitamin D may improve asthma symptoms

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Vitamin D supplements, taken along with regular asthma medications, may reduce the number of asthma attacks a patient has. 
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Alcohol a significant contributor to heart disease

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Alcohol abuse may be a bigger risk for heart disease than previously thought. 
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