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Male pattern baldness: What you need to know


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It is thought to affect 50 million men in the United States, and half of all men by the age of 50 years.

Although a natural part of the aging process for millions of men, hair loss can be psychologically distressing.

Sudden or unexpected hair loss can sometimes indicate a more serious health condition that may need medical attention.

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Staying up all night harms women's working memory


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Most of us have experienced the "brain fog" that comes after a bad night's sleep. A new study, however, reveals that when it comes to the effect of sleep deprivation on working memory, women fare worse than men. 
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All you need to know about varicose vein pain

 

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Varicose veins are swollen and enlarged veins. They are often blue or dark purple and lumpy, bulging, and twisted in appearance. They occur on the legs and feet. 
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Vitamin C may stop leukemia from progressing

 

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New research finds that high-dose vitamin C can genetically 'reprogram' leukemic cells to mature and die normally, instead of replicating to cause cancer. 
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Why older men should do more housework

 

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New research in older adults reveals that women spend more time doing housework than men, and that this has important implications for their health. 
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Signs of Hearing Loss

 

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If the person you're caring for doesn't always answer your questions, he may not be ignoring you. Gradual hearing loss as one ages -- presbycusis (prez-buh-KYOO-sis) -- is common among older adults. About one third of those ages 65 to 74 and almost half of those 75 and older have some degree of diminished hearing.
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Bilingualism: What happens in the brain?

 

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Both languages that a bilingual person knows are switched on, even when communicating in only one of them. How does the brain cope?
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6 Fun Activities to Help Seniors with Parkinson's Stay Healthy

 

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Around 1 million Americans live with Parkinsons. There's currently no cure but there are some treatment and activities that can help seniors with the condition stay healthy:
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Dangers of Synthetic Scents Include Cancer, Asthma, Kidney Damage and More

 

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About 95 percent of chemicals used in synthetic fragrances are derived from petroleum (crude oil). They include benzene derivatives (carcinogenic), aldehydes, toluene and many other known toxic chemicals linked to cancer, birth defects, central nervous system disorders and allergic reactions. Are you wondering why companies would continue to use synthetic scents if they’re so bad for our health? The answer is straightforward — they are cheaper. Synthetic scents can be an extremely cheap way to give everything from shampoo to lotion to candles a desirable scent. Unfortunately, just because you enjoy a scent, doesn’t mean it’s good for you.
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Watching TV might slow your brain

 

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Dog walking is linked to improved physical health in seniors, and older adults who form strong bonds with their canine pets tend to exercise longer and more often, says University of Missouri researchers, who report their findings in The Gerontologist journal. 
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Coffee: The science behind the health claims

 

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News proclaiming the health benefits of coffee is aplenty. The claims are bold: coffee can prevent anything from liver disease and cancer, to dementia and multiple sclerosis. On top of that, it is said to help us live longer
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Dog walking linked to better physical health for seniors

 

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Dog walking is linked to improved physical health in seniors, and older adults who form strong bonds with their canine pets tend to exercise longer and more often, says University of Missouri researchers, who report their findings in The Gerontologist journal. 
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Hospital-induced delirium may speed up dementia, study finds


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Many recently hospitalized seniors experience delirium, a condition in which patients become severely confused and disoriented. New research suggests that delirium may have long-lasting effects on patients' mental decline, potentially also accelerating dementia. 
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Pregnancy after 35: What are the risks?


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 The trend toward older parenthood looks set to continue, with more women in their 30s having babies now than women in their 20s. Are there more risks involved with pregnancy and birth as maternal age rises? We check out the most recent evidence.
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Honey vs. sugar: Is honey really better for you?


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 Both honey and sugar add sweetness to meals and snacks. However, they have different tastes, textures, and nutritional profiles. This article explores the benefits and disadvantages of both honey and sugar for health and diet.
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