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C. E. Huggins

Mentally demanding jobs linked to slower cognitive decline

Apr 03 2014

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People with mentally challenging jobs, like air traffic controllers, doctors and financial analysts, tend to stay mentally sharper while on the job and following retirement, results of a new study suggest.

Couples' characteristics may predict condom use

Mar 11 2014

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Whether heterosexual couples decide to use condoms during sex may be determined more by the nature of the relationship than by aspects of the individual men or women involved, according to a new Dutch study.

Skin cancer awareness low among minorities

Jan 03 2014

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Black and Hispanic people and other minorities tend to know less about skin cancer than whites, a new study suggests.

Anxiety linked to stroke risk

Dec 27 2013

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Men and women with severe symptoms of anxiety may have a higher risk of stroke than their more relaxed counterparts, a new study suggests.

Teasing tied to less physical activity among kids

Dec 20 2013

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Children who are teased while playing sports tend to have a worse quality of life than their non-teased peers, a new study suggests. Some of them may also become less active over time.

Prior mountain sickness doesn't predict future illness

Dec 12 2013

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A history of acute mountain sickness may not predict future bouts of the condition, according to a team of Canadian researchers.

Exercise later in life tied to healthy aging

Dec 05 2013

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - It's never too late to start exercising, according to a new study that found formerly inactive seniors who took up exercise still experienced health benefits.

Music-based program may boost seniors' brain function, mood

Nov 29 2013

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A music-based training program that challenges both the body and the mind may improve brain function and mood among seniors, suggests a new study from Switzerland.

More walking tied to lower stroke risk among men

Nov 22 2013

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Older men who spend several hours walking each day are less likely to have a stroke than their peers who rarely walk, a new study suggests. And walking pace didn't seem to matter.

More walking tied to lower stroke risk among men

Nov 22 2013

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Older men who spend several hours walking each day are less likely to have a stroke than their peers who rarely walk, a new study suggests. And walking pace didn't seem to matter.

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