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Dreaming Away Your Stress May Actually Work — Health Check

While brain activity during sleep is still largely a mystery, scientists have discovered that dreaming not only consolidates our memories and helps us learn, it may also soothe stressful reactions to bad experiences.

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Want to Weigh Less? Eat More Often — Health Check

A new study finds those who’ve lost weight and kept it off tend to eat more often than heavier people — yet still took in fewer daily calories.

Lead researcher Jessica Bachman, assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics at Marywood University in Scranton, PA, was part of a group that profiled 250 people who’d lost significant amounts of weight. The key was to learn how they maintain their weight loss in order to help others lose weight and keep it off.

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New Heart-Monitoring Device for Smartphones Could Save Your Life

Swiss researchers say new technology that interacts with smartphones could revolutionize the treatment of heart patients.

The device in question consists of four electrode sensors attached to the skin and linked to a radio module and computer chip that clips onto a patient’s belt. Data from the device is sent to a smartphone and can be viewed in real-time for up to 150 hours on a single charge. Any abnormalities are sent to a doctor via text or email with a picture attachment.

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Research: Sitting Can Be As Deadly As Smoking [VIDEO]

If you're going to light up, at least make sure to stand up.

New research has found that sitting for long periods of time can be just as dangerous as smoking.

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Hall of Fame Catcher Gary Carter Diagnosed With Brain Cancer [VIDEO]

Doctors say Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter has a form of inoperable brain cancer called glioblastoma. Doctors at Duke University treating the 57-year-old Carter released a statement saying surgery is not a good alternative at this time, although "we discussed an aggressive treatment plan with Mr. Carter and his family, which will include chemotherapy and radiation."

Carter, who just wrapped up his second season as baseball coach at Palm Beach Atlantic University, plans to undergo treatment near his home in Florida.

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New Blood Test Could Predict How Long You Will Live

A blood test that should be available in Europe by the end of the year could give you a pretty good indication of how fast you are aging and how much longer you will live.

The test measures telomeres, structures on the end of each of your chromosomes, which scientists think may hold the key to determining a person's "true age."

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Feral Pigs Taking Over the Country

I think many people wish that the saying "When pigs fly..." were true; so pigs could fly away and leave their destruction somewhere other than the U.S.
War is being waged right now across the country -- against huge, ever-growing packs of feral pigs that are running rampant, destroying crops, killing wildlife and spreading disease everywhere they go, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reports.

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Gabrielle Giffords Now in Rehab Center

The Houston Chronicle reports that U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was transferred this morning out of the ICU and into the TIRR Memorial Hermann. Her condition has gone from being critical, to good, after being shot in the head on January 8th. What unbelievable progress.

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