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Study: Breast-feeding raises child's IQ

NEW YORK - Breast-fed kids are smarter, according to a Harvard University study that found the longer babies are nursed, the greater their intelligence.

July 31, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Study: Long-term obesity linked to increased risk of heart disease

Young adults who remain obese for two decades or more double their risk of developing a marker of heart disease in middle age, a study found.

July 18, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Jehovahs' practices aid surgery recovery

Jehovah's Witnesses, whose faith forbids them from receiving blood transfusions, recover from heart surgery faster and with fewer complications than those who do get blood, in a study that may change thinking on current practice.

July 03, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Virginity pledges fail to trump teen lust

Teenagers who pledged to avoid sex until marriage were as likely to have intercourse as other U.S. adolescents, according to a survey of conduct mostly in 1990s.

December 29, 2008 12:00 amLoading…

Hypertension-drug mix cuts risk of serious ills

Pfizer Inc.'s Norvasc, in combination with another drug, helped lower patients' risk of heart attack, stroke and death, giving doctors another first-line option to treat high blood pressure, a study found.

December 04, 2008 12:00 amLoading…

Caffeine may up miscarriage risk

Pregnant women who consume caffeinated drinks equal to two or more cups of regular coffee a day had twice the miscarriage risk of those who avoided caffeine altogether, a study found.

January 21, 2008 12:00 amLoading…

Folks with heart ailments warned on energy drinks

Energy drinks such as Red Bull and Monster, which have replaced an afternoon cup of coffee for many people, can raise blood pressure and heart rate, and probably shouldn't be used by those with heart disease, researchers said.

November 07, 2007 12:00 amLoading…


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