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Cereal may help ward off hypertensionupdated: Tue Mar 22 2011 17:03:00

Starting each day with a bowl of cereal -- especially a whole-grain variety -- could trim up to 20% off your risk of developing high blood pressure, according to preliminary research presented Tuesday at an American Heart Association meeting in Atlanta.

Yoga soothes fibromyalgia painupdated: Thu Oct 14 2010 16:16:00

Fibromyalgia patients who aren't getting relief from prescription drugs and are in too much pain to exercise may want to try yoga, a new study suggests.

Fibromyalgia? Try tai chiupdated: Tue Aug 31 2010 16:04:00

Doctors often recommend exercise for patients with fibromyalgia, but the chronic pain and fatigue associated with the condition can make activities like running and swimming difficult.

Naps boost memory, but only if you dreamupdated: Fri Apr 23 2010 11:14:00

Sleep has long been known to improve performance on memory tests. Now, a new study suggests that an afternoon power nap may boost your ability to process and store information tenfold -- but only if you dream while you're asleep.

Dreaming helps memoryupdated: Fri Apr 23 2010 11:14:00

A new study confirms that your memory can increase while you dream. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains.

Singing therapy helps stroke patients regain languageupdated: Wed Feb 24 2010 10:24:00

When mothers speak to children, it's often in a singsong tone. That's no coincidence, scientists say, given that music and language are so intricately linked in the brain.

Study: Headphones could interfere with pacemakersupdated: Mon Aug 10 2009 14:41:00

Most people with pacemakers or implanted defibrillators enjoy their iPods or other MP3 players just as much as anyone else, but a new study suggests they should be cautious about where they store the headphones.

Hot air linked to headaches, but how?updated: Tue Mar 10 2009 10:38:00

Headaches, big and small, are among the most common health complaints. Almost 90 percent of women and about 70 percent of men get tension headaches, the Mayo Clinic says. Yet doctors still don't know much about what causes them.

Digital mammogramsupdated: Wed Oct 01 2008 17:50:00

Digital mammograms may offer a clearer picture than x-rays as CNN's Judy Fortin reports in this Health Minute. Mild Exercise May Counter Dementiaupdated: Thu Dec 20 2007 15:05:00

Just a few minutes of moderate daily exercise may stave off the signs of dementia in the elderly, a new study suggests

Stop diabetes before it startsupdated: Mon Oct 22 2007 13:20:00

Did you know that most people who develop type II diabetes have a potentially dangerous condition called prediabetes for five to 10 years before their diagnosis?

Fear you're losing your marbles? Try these memory tricksupdated: Tue Oct 09 2007 10:20:00

You can't find your glasses (they're on your head), you forgot the morning staff meeting (it was an hour ago), and the kids are safely at school (but their lunches are still on the kitchen counter). Oh well, when you're crazy-busy, exhausted, or valiantly multitasking from morning till night, something's gotta give -- and it's usually your memory. Not to worry: A little memory loss is perfectly normal once you hit middle age, says Martha Weinman Lear, author of the forthcoming book "Where Did I Leave My Glasses? The What, When, and Why of Normal Memory Loss." But, guess what? You don't have to put up with it. Our 10 memory-boosting tricks will have you remembering where you parked the car in no time. Pollution: Dangerous to Joggers updated: Wed Sep 12 2007 16:55:00

Growing evidence suggests that pollutants in car exhaust may trigger heart attacks

Are gadgets, and the Internet, actually addictive?updated: Tue Jul 03 2007 07:44:00

When the users of BlackBerries could not send or receive e-mails for 11 hours in April because of a glitch in the system, hospital administrator Paul Levy pronounced it a "national disaster" because of all the BlackBerry "addicts" forced into withdrawal.

It's not magic -- it's medicineupdated: Tue Dec 27 2005 10:51:00

Doctors and hospitals once held onto medical records as closely as a poker player clutches a straight flush. But thanks to Dr. Daniel Z. Sands and collaborators, Boston's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is laying its cards on the table.

FSB: In a Zen Mindset Stressed? Try meditating. You can do it anywhere.updated: Mon May 01 2000 00:01:00

Leave it to our manic, overachieving society to produce a new meditation culture, where we have to squeeze relaxation into hyperactive schedules. It's not about religion anymore either. Americans a...

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