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Weather could set off strokes

There might be a link between weather and the risk of suffering a stroke, say researchers who analyzed climate trends and hospital records on millions of Americans.

New research examines how stress knots brain

Stress can damage the brain. The hormones it releases can change the way nerves fire, and send circuits into a dangerous feedback loop, leaving us vulnerable to anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.
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“I want to help end obesity’

EAST WENATCHEE — Kearsten Weeks used to be obese. Now, she hopes to be Mrs. Washington, maybe even Mrs. America.

Lose weight with a friend, study says

For the 78 million American adults who are obese and may be ready to lose a significant amount of weight, a new study has some advice: Don’t go it alone.

Naps help preschoolers with memory, study says

Preschool naps should be preserved, even in the face of pressures to add more to the curriculum, say researchers who concluded that sleep enhances kids’ memories.

Cancer report describes ‘amazing progress’

LOS ANGELES — There were more than 13.7 million cancer survivors living in the United States in 2012 — nearly 2 million more than in 2008 — according to a cancer research report released Tuesday.

Push to outlaw abortion one state at a time

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — State legislatures passed fewer but more powerful laws restricting abortion this year, aiming less to tweak restrictions and more to outlaw the procedure.
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New focus on women’s access to health care

WASHINGTON — New state restrictions on clinics that provide abortions could leave millions of women — many of them poor and uninsured — without easy access to cancer screenings and other basic health care services.
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Mayo Clinic researchers study how body can repair itself

ROCHESTER, Minn. — At Mayo Clinic’s Center for Regenerative Medicine, physicians and researchers have a dazzling array of tools at their fingertips: transplants, genomics, computerized data analysis and biomedical engineering.