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What medical innovations will have the biggest impact in 2015?
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As with so many other perplexing questions about Alzheimer's disease and dementia, researchers are unsure why there seems to be a link between low vitamin D levels and a higher risk of developing these brain diseases.
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For years we've been told we need to fast for eight to 12 hours before getting a blood test to measure our cholesterol. But for the second time in two years, a large study finds there's no evidence that fasting is necessary.
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A blood test that can predict whether someone with memory problems will develop Alzheimer's disease may be available in as little as two years, British researchers announced today.
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A simple blood test that a researcher calls a "game changer" may be able to accurately predict whether older adults will develop dementia.
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Hopes for a screening test that could detect ovarian cancer early - something that has eluded the fight against this lethal disease - were boosted this week with results from an important new study.
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We're supposed to fast for eight to 12 hours before having our blood tested for cholesterol, but wouldn't it be great if we didn't have to forgo breakfast and that first cup of coffee?
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A new Japanese study shows women are more likely to hit menopause early if they exercise avidly or eat a diet high in good fats. And looking closer at the downsides of prostate cancer screening tests.
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