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Acid Reflux Drugs and Dementia Risk: Here’s What You Need to Know

If you have heartburn or acid reflux, you might swear by the quick relief you get from your antacid. But if you’re taking a particular class of heartburn drugs, you may be doing more harm than good.


Why Elephants Rarely Get Cancer and What it Could Mean for Us

One out of every four people dies of cancer, whereas only one of every 20 elephants dies of cancer. What is it about elephants that protects them from the dreaded disease? They have 20 pairs of cancer-fighting genes, while people have only one pair.


Short Bursts of Exercise Can Reverse Heart Problems in Just 12 Weeks

Studies show that short bouts of exercise can be effective in improving heart structure, function and in controlling diabetes.


New Study Finds Blood Type Could Increase Risk of Heart Disease

It's rare that many of us stop to think about our blood type--but new research indicates it may play a role in our risk for coronary heart disease.