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Genes Could Affect Mental Sharpness As We Age

Aging isn’t always responsible for declines in mental function. In fact, some researchers believe simple genetics could play an even bigger role.

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ADHD Medications May Not Be Bad For Your Heart

Despite showing signs of elevated blood pressure and heart rate, researchers have found adults on medication for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder are not an an increased risk for heart disease.

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Older Women Are in Luck! Mammograms Work Better for Them — Health Check

Are mammograms actually effective? Several conflicting studies have come out in the past few years, leading some to pose this question. Don’t fear though ladies. An even newer study from Dutch researchers indicates that they do work, but older women might be getting more out of them.

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Working the Night Shift May Literally Increase Your Risk of Diabetes — Health Check

All you ladies out there now have an excuse for getting out of working night shifts. A new study indicates women who work these hours could be increasing their risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Who knew?

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Lung Cancer Is Officially No Longer Just a ‘Smoker’s Disease’ — Health Check

While most cases of lung cancer occur in smokers, nearly 20 percent of cases strike those who’ve never touched a cigarette. When it comes down to the facts, 32,000 nonsmoking Americans die from lung cancer every year — so many that experts say it’s time to stop calling it “the smoker’s disease.”

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Man Alert! WiFi May Be Great, But It’s Hurting Your Little Swimmers in Top Hats

Most people think the only way the internet can reduce a guy’s chances of having children is because of games like World of Warcraft lowering sex appeal. But that’s not the real reason the internet is risking a man’s chances for reproducing. WiFi is actually harming sperm.

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Sperm Donor Has Fathered at Least 150 Kids

Think you come from a big family? Think again.

A woman whose son was conceived using donated sperm has learned the same donor has fathered at least 150 other children, with more yet to be counted.

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