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Study Shows Smokers Are Better Off Quitting, Even with Weight Gain

Study Shows Smokers Are Better Off Quitting, Even with Weight Gain

By Mike Stobbe | Aug 16
If you quit smoking and gain weight, it may seem like you're trading one set of health problems for another. But a new U.S. study finds you're still better off in the long run.

10 Innovations Helping to Drive the Healthcare Revolution

10 Innovations Helping to Drive the Healthcare Revolution

Aug 16
"Social prescriptions," smart beds and digital programs for diabetes are among the futuristic innovations that could transform Great Britain's National Health Service, and perhaps, the world.

5 Tips for National Relaxation Day

5 Tips for National Relaxation Day

Aug 15
How are you commemorating August 15, National Relaxation Day? (Yes, it's a thing.) EDGE asked Massage Envy for five tips to unwind and here's what the experts at the national wellness franchise had to say.

SAGE and Alzheimer's Association Announce New LGBTQ Brief

SAGE and Alzheimer's Association Announce New LGBTQ Brief

Aug 15
"LGBT and Dementia" -- a new issues brief developed by the Alzheimer's Association and SAGE outlines the unique challenges facing LGBT older adults living with Alzheimer's and other dementias and their caregivers.

Jury Backs Man Who Claims Roundup Weed Killer Caused Cancer

Jury Backs Man Who Claims Roundup Weed Killer Caused Cancer

By Paul Elias | Aug 14
A San Francisco jury on Friday ordered agribusiness giant Monsanto to pay $289 million to a former school groundskeeper dying of cancer, saying the company's popular Roundup weed killer contributed to his disease.

Multi-Gene Test May Detect Heart Disease Risk and More

Multi-Gene Test May Detect Heart Disease Risk and More

By Lauran Neergaard | Aug 14
Researchers say a new way of analyzing genetic test data may one day help identify people at high risk of a youthful heart attack in time to help.

Americans Spend Half Their Time Looking at Screens

Americans Spend Half Their Time Looking at Screens

Aug 14
A new study shows that Americans spend nearly half of their waking hours (42 percent) looking at a screen.

Manufacturing Toxins Turn Up In Public Water Systems

Manufacturing Toxins Turn Up In Public Water Systems

Aug 13
The Trump administration called the contamination "a potential public relations nightmare" earlier this year.

Physician Convicted of Improper Prescribing Gets 4 Years

Physician Convicted of Improper Prescribing Gets 4 Years

Aug 13
A Kentucky doctor convicted of illegally prescribing opioids to patients who died of overdoses has been sentenced to four years and two months in prison.

New Study Explores Connection Between Exercise and Cancer

New Study Explores Connection Between Exercise and Cancer

Aug 10
A new report shows that respondents to a survey were largely unaware that an insufficient level of exercise can contribute to an increased risk of certain types of cancer.

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