By NICHOLAS BAKALAR

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Name: By NICHOLAS BAKALAR
Date registered: July 23, 2012
URL: http://www.nytimes.com/pages/health/views/index.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

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  1. Well: Growth Hormone for Children May Increase Stroke Risk — August 22, 2014
  2. Well: Fish as Brain Food — August 22, 2014
  3. Well: Instant Noodles Tied to Heart Risk — August 20, 2014
  4. Well: Vitamin D Tied to Alzheimer’s Risk — August 18, 2014
  5. Well: Best Way to Brush Your Teeth? Experts Disagree — August 15, 2014

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Well: Growth Hormone for Children May Increase Stroke Risk

Childhood treatment with human growth hormone is strongly associated with an increased risk for stroke in early adulthood, a new study has found.

Well: Fish as Brain Food

Eating fish is associated with an increase in brain volume, but it is apparently not because of its omega-3 content, a new study of older adults has found.

Well: Instant Noodles Tied to Heart Risk

Women who ate instant noodles at least twice a week were 68 percent more likely to have metabolic syndrome.

Well: Vitamin D Tied to Alzheimer’s Risk

Low vitamin D is associated with an increased risk for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, according to a new report.



Well: Best Way to Brush Your Teeth? Experts Disagree

A review of the dental literature found no randomized trials of brushing technique, and very little agreement on how to go about cleaning teeth.

Well: Caffeine May Reduce Tinnitus Risk

A new study reports that caffeine intake is associated with a reduced risk for tinnitus — ringing or buzzing in the ears.



Well: Statins Don’t Require Routine Liver Tests

There is no need for people on statins to have a test for the sole purpose of monitoring liver function.

Well: Aspirin May Cut Cancer Risk

Taking small amounts of aspirin over long periods of time reduces the risk of colon cancer and certain other cancers.

Well: Disparities in Diabetes

Diabetics who live in low-income neighborhoods are about 10 times as likely to have an amputation as those who live in affluent areas, a study reports.

Global Health: A Key Malaria Drug Becomes Less Effective

Researchers have found signs of increasing resistance in Southeast Asia to artemisinin, a crucial drug that has helped save millions of lives.

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