Your blood type may play a role in determining your risk for heart disease. That's according to WebMD, which reports on a new analysis that says having blood type O provides some protection against heart attacks and having a stroke, while type AB may increase your risk.
A lack of dental care can mean bad performances in the classroom for kids, says a new study. United Press International says cavities, tooth pain and generally poor oral health is associated with lower grades, more absences and, as a result of that, more missed work for parents.
If you love chocolate, scientists have some good news for you: CBS News reports they've found a way to considerably reduce the fat in the treat by replacing the cocoa butter and milk fats it contains with fruit juice: orange and cranberry, more specifically. The only potential downside: The resulting chocolate has a fruity flavor.
That soap you're using could stop your heart – ABCNews.com says exposure to a chemical in soap called triclosan impaired muscle capacity and reduced heart function in studies on animals, and some researchers think the same type of reaction could be possible in humans.
No surprises on the fitness front: A new study reported on by HealthDay found that exercising more than two hours a week can help pre-menopausal women maintain healthy bones, further reinforcing everything we know about how important it is to exercise.
HealthDay has news on another study that said nearly 50 percent of folks with diabetes report some sort of pain, prompting researchers to suggest that improving patients' quality of life ought to be a normal part of managing the disease for health providers.
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