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70-year-olds smarter than they used to be

Today's 70-year-olds do far better in intelligence tests than their predecessors. It has also become more difficult to detect dementia in its early stages, though forgetfulness is still an early symptom, reveals new research ...

dateOct 22, 2010 in Neuroscience
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Panel recommends expanding use of stomach bands

(AP) -- About 12 million more obese Americans could soon qualify for surgery to implant a small, flexible stomach band designed to help them lose weight by dramatically limiting their food intake. The Food and Drug Administration ...

dateDec 04, 2010 in Other
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US says 129 million people have health woes

As many as 129 million people in the United States, or almost half of those under 65, have a pre-existing condition that could bar them from health insurance, a government report said Tuesday.

dateJan 18, 2011 in Health
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5 Americans: How health care law affects them

(AP) -- A couple on Medicare got a rebate check to help with prescription drug costs. A Chicago man with diabetes got health insurance through a new government program. And a Philadelphia businessman is hoping his company ...

dateFeb 03, 2011 in Health
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Improving health care in the Internet age

Faster and more widely available internet access has improved our lives in many ways but healthcare is lagging behind, according to researchers writing in the International Journal of Medical Engineering and Informatics.

dateNov 02, 2010 in Other
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