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Aerobic-exercise-120116.jpg Older adults who suffer from dementia, or mild cognitive impairment, may benefit from aerobic exercise, according to a new study. The study, to be presented Wednesday at the Radiological Society of North America, included 16 people with an average age of 63, who did aerobic workouts on a treadmill, stationary bike or elliptical training. They worked out four times a week for six months.

PTSD-120116.jpg The Food and Drug Administration has given permission for large-scale, Phase 3 clinical trials of MDMA— a final step before the possible approval of ecstasy as a prescription drug to treat posttraumatic stress disorder. The New York Times uses the example of an American soldier, C.J. Hardin who served in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Hardin tried all available methods of treating PTSD.

Colorectal cancer rates amongst adults under the age of 50 are on the rise, according to a recent study. Cases of colon and rectal cancer are on the rise in people under 50, according to the recent study, which showed that rates increased by more than 11 percent between 2004 and 2014. African-Americans are about twice as likely as whites to be diagnosed before the age of 50.

A new controversial "three-parent baby" treatment may be available on the United Kingdoms National Health Service plan by next spring. The Daily Mail reports that "An independent panel of experts has cleared away remaining safety hurdles to recommend "cautious adoption" of mitochondrial replacement therapy (MRT) for devastating inherited diseases."

According to a new study released Monday, November 21, one in four children lack access to "essential primary and secondary health services." The study was based on analysis on national data of the Children's Health Fund's nationwide clinical treatment operations to assist uninsured or underinsured families. Currently more children have health coverage than any other time in United States.

The Sabra Dipping Company has issued a recall for almost every hummus it produces. The recall is due to its "listeria contamination concerns," reports Business Insider. The recall covers all products made by Sabra, including its organic hummus, salsa, guacamole, and Greek yogurt dips. Listeria symptoms include, high fever, severe headaches, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and more.

A new study finds that men with sexist ideologies are more likely to suffer from psychological and mental health issues. The Washington Post reported on a study published November 21 in the Journal of Counseling Psychology. The report analyzes 78 case studies on masculinity and mental health between 2003 and 2013. The participants range from ages 12 to over 65.

The rates of dementia in the U.S. have fallen by 24 percent, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Michigan. For the study the researchers collected data from more than 21,000 senior citizens over the last decade. They found that dementia rates in those over the age of 65 dropped for 11.6 percent in 2000 to 8.8 percent in 2012.

smoking-112116.jpg Smoking cigarettes may lead to the decrease in the effectiveness of certain kidney disease drugs, a new study suggests. The study, presented at an American Society of Nephrology conference, tracked 108 smokers and 108 nonsmokers who were also taking angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (blood pressure lowering medicine) for early chronic kidney diseases.

tomato-112116.jpg Women who engage in yo-yo dieting may face a greater risk of heart disease, such as coronary heart disease and sudden cardiac death, according to a new study. The study, presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2016, featured 158,063 postmenopausal women split into four categories: stable weight, steady gain, maintained weight loss, and weight cycling.

painting-112116.jpg More children in the United States are developing infections that are resistant to drugs, according to a new study. The study, which was published in the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, saw researchers analyze blood samples that were collected from children aged 1 to 17 who received outpatient, inpatient, intensive care unit, and long-term care between 1999 and 2012.

sugar-112116.jpg Hospital patients who suffer from low blood sugar may be at an increased risk of death, according to a new study. The study, published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, included nearly 3,000 patients with low blood sugar. Nearly 32 percent died by the end of the follow-up period.

President Obama has proposed a new rule that prevents the defunding of Planned Parenthood in some states for political reasons. The proposition would prevent states from withholding Title X federal family planning money from constituents for any reasons other than their provider's "ability to deliver services to program beneficiaries in an effective manner."

The likelihood of individuals contracting the flu may be directly linked with the year of their birth, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Arizona. For the study the researchers examined the exposure to certain strains of the flu virus during a child's early life. "But as far as the data tell us, there is something kind of magical about the first time . . ."

Migraine-110916.jpg The American Psychological Association reports "52 percent of American adults report that the 2016 election is a very or somewhat significant source of stress." With the election dominating all forms of media, it has become nearly impossible to ignore. Harris Poll on behalf of the American Psychological Association conducted an online survey.

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