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Don't Drink, Drink, Drink!
A recent editorial in the Canadian Medical Association Journal  states that binge drinking is an excessively common practice in the United States.
Weighing the Risks
Existing research points to increased risk of heart attack, stroke or death when taking painkillers used to treat inflammation, such as Celebrex and Advil.
Catch 22 for Stroke Patients
Statin drugs such as Crestor and Lipitor, which work to lower LDL, or "bad" cholesterol and guard against heart disease and stroke, may actually pose more threat than benefit to stroke patients.
Obesity Costs Take the Cake
Are you at your optimum weight? If not, don't fret. Knowledge is power, and the more you know, the more you can do to make 2011 your Healthy Weight Year.
Smoke Signals
According to new research from the University of Texas Health Science Center, two significant signaling molecules communicate through nerve cells to regulate electrical and chemical activity.
Liver Disease Linked to Stroke
Using blood tests to detect liver disease could help predict stroke in at-risk patients, according to a study out of Toronto.
Is Folic Acid All It's Cracked up to 'B'?
Next week marks National Folic Acid Awareness Week. A new meta-analysis from the University of Oxford, England, suggests the water-soluble B vitamin may not quite live up to its lauded reputation.