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A room with a view: Window office improves sleep
Dr. Keith Ablow: Obesity is not a disease - and neither is alcoholism
Common virus linked to Alzheimer's disease, study suggests
Should you give up gluten?
Novartis heart drug gets FDA's 'breakthrough' status
Your dinner may be lying to you
Infertile men may be at greater risk for developing cancer
Learn to love healthful foods
AMA votes to end ban on gay men donating blood
CDC prepares for potential outbreak of deadly MERS virus
Governments weaken EU tobacco curbs to secure agreement
Say 'I don't' to allergies on your wedding day
Foods that fight inflammation
Doctors report major progress toward 'artificial pancreas'
The health detectives
How to cope with pregnancy foot pain
New technology helps revolutionize IVF
4 ways to zap a bad mood
Newly insured to deepen primary care doctor gap
Prosthesis could restore memory
New GSK diabetes drug works, but faces tough competition
The dangers of texting and walking
Michael Jackson trial: How long can you survive without sleep?
Prenatal iron supplements reduce risk for anemia, low birth weight
  A room with a view: Window office improves sleep
Getting a window office may not just be good for your career, but it appears to be good for your health. A new study found that employees who had window offices slept longer at night, were more active during the day, and scored higher on other quality of life measures.
  Dr. Keith Ablow: Obesity is not a disease - and neither is alcoholism
The American Medical Association (AMA) has decided to classify obesity as a disease. This decision is another example of inventing illnesses - a favorite pastime of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) - and another step towards eroding people’s autonomy and making them passive participants in their health. It is also an example of how the medical establishment is laying the groundwork to bill Medicare and Medicaid for every bad choice anyone makes, ever.
  Common virus linked to Alzheimer's disease, study suggests
Contracting a common virus called cytomegalovirus (CMV) may contribute to the development of Alzheimer's disease, a new study of the brains of older adults suggests. The study found an association between patients' immune responses to CMV and signs of Alzheimer's disease.
  Should you give up gluten?
Thanks to celebrities like Miley Cyrus and Gweneth Paltrow, ditching gluten to shed some pounds can seem like a genius idea. Except that it’s not—and the 1.6 million people avoiding gluten without an intolerance or an allergy aren’t doing themselves any favors, finds new research in the American Journal of Gastroenterology.

  Novartis heart drug gets FDA's 'breakthrough' status
Swiss pharmaceuticals company Novartis said on Friday U.S. regulators have given breakthrough therapy status to an investigational treatment for patients with acute heart failure, potentially fast tracking its development and approval. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) created the "breakthrough therapy" designation earlier this year for medicines deemed likely to demonstrate "substantial improvement" over existing drugs.

  Your dinner may be lying to you
Making some packaged food taste good and getting you to buy it can involve a lot of tinkering and some shifty science. The result isn’t always pretty. We expose.
  Infertile men may be at greater risk for developing cancer
Infertile men who have significantly limited levels of sperm production may be at an increased risk for developing an even more serious health condition: cancer. In a new study led by urologists from the Stanford University School of Medicine, men under the age of 30 who were diagnosed with azoospermia – a form of infertility in which there are no measurable levels of sperm in the ejaculate – had an eight-fold cancer risk compared to the general population.
  Learn to love healthful foods
Fun fact: Did you know? The 10,000 taste buds that line your mouth will typically become less sensitive as you get older. As a result, you will be able to eat and enjoy many foods that you once thought tasted too strong.
  AMA votes to end ban on gay men donating blood
The American Medical Association (AMA) has voted in support of ending the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s ban on gay men donating blood, according to Medical Daily. Currently, less than 38 percent of the population is eligible to give blood, according to Medical Daily. In order to meet the high demand for blood in the U.S., the FDA has begun to consider revising policies that ban gay and bisexual people from donating.
  CDC prepares for potential outbreak of deadly MERS virus
As the deadly MERS virus continues to infect people throughout the Middle East and Europe, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has begun to prepare for the disease’s potential spread to the United States. Currently, the U.S. has had no confirmed cases of the MERS virus, a respiratory infection that researchers say is similar to SARS – though more deadly.
  Governments weaken EU tobacco curbs to secure agreement
European Union health ministers agreed on Friday to ease tough planned restrictions on tobacco products to overcome opposition from some governments to the draft rules. The ministers rejected a ban on slim cigarettes proposed by the bloc's executive, the European Commission, but said they should be sold in normal-sized packets to reduce their appeal. They also agreed to outlaw menthol cigarettes and other tobacco flavorings.
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Thirdhand smoke damages human cells
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