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  • Heavy drinking in middle age speeds cognitive decline, study finds

    Heavy drinking in middle age speeds cognitive decline, study finds
    Middle-aged men who consume an average of more than 2½ alcoholic drinks per day accelerate the rate at which their memories decline by almost six years over a 10-year span, says a new study. And while a higher consumption of spirits such as vodka, gin,...
  • Blood pressure targets can be eased in older patients, experts advise

    Blood pressure targets can be eased in older patients, experts advise
    Experts are urging doctors to ease up on using medications to control blood pressure in older patients. Rather than aim for a target blood pressure of 140/90 mm Hg, the target will be relaxed slightly to 150/90 mm Hg, according to new guidelines issued...
  • Preserving antibiotics for people should be the goal

    Preserving antibiotics for people should be the goal
    Finally, meaningful new guidelines have been written to stem the overuse of antibiotics on livestock. On Wednesday, the Food and Drug Administration proposed new animal-husbandry practices that would phase out the routine use of medications such as...
  • Women's mercury levels drop, suggesting safer fish choices

    Women's mercury levels drop, suggesting safer fish choices
    Mercury levels in women’s blood are dropping, and not because they’re eating less fish, a new study says. Instead, women appear to be eating smarter and choosing less contaminated varieties of seafood, according to a study released this week...
  • Foster Farms reopens Livingston plant

    Foster Farms reopens Livingston plant
    Foster Farms reopened its largest poultry processing plant Wednesday after voluntarily closing the facility for 10 days to improve safety conditions. The plant in Livingston, Calif., was cited by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety...
  • Traveling in 2014? Here are 14 things to know

    Traveling in 2014? Here are 14 things to know
    New players in the ever-annoying world of air carriers. New perks for visitors to Vegas. New ways to get around town. Travel continues to evolve, sometimes in great ways, sometimes in ways that make us want to stick out our tongues. The travel treat and...
  • Only now does West Virginia firm say second chemical spilled in river

    Only now does West Virginia firm say second chemical spilled in river
    West Virginia regulators have ordered Freedom Industries to immediately disclose all materials involved in the recent spill that contaminated the water supply of 300,000 people, after the chemical company said there was a second chemical that entered...
  • Katie Couric puts the anti-vaccination movement into the mainstream

    Katie Couric puts the anti-vaccination movement into the mainstream
    The anti-vaccination movement has long been a public menace. It's responsible for the resurgence of numerous serious diseases that were on the decline, including measles, mumps and whooping cough. Now the movement has been given a big booster shot by...
  • Vaccinating your kids: Is it up to you or up to the government?

    Vaccinating your kids: Is it up to you or up to the government?
    The topic of whether childhood vaccinations are a matter of public concern or a private family decision continues to be an issue that stirs a great deal of passion, sometimes becoming a heated blur of dueling science studies and emotional arguments....
  • Review: Suspenseful 'Helix' is bound up in killer viruses

     Review: Suspenseful 'Helix' is bound up in killer viruses
    "Helix," which begins Friday on Syfy, arrives under the flag of executive producer Ronald D. Moore, the re-creator of "Battlestar Galactica." It's a step back for the network toward Moore's dark and deep drama from the semi-comical fantasies, C-movies...
  • Report on sports concussions in kids calls for more study

    Report on sports concussions in kids calls for more study
    As American children play team sports in greater numbers and with growing intensity, their risk of getting a concussion has grown but the science of preventing, diagnosing and treating this increasingly frequent brain injury remains maddeningly...