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What Robin Williams' widow wants you to know about the future of Lewy body dementia | CNN

What Robin Williams’ widow wants you to know about the future of Lewy body dementia | CNN

CNN  —  After Robin Williams died by suicide in August 2014, his widow, Susan Schneider Williams, would soon learn about a disease she had never heard of, but one that had haunted both of their lives. That disease is Lewy body dementia, with which the actor was diagnosed in October 2014 following an autopsy on …

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You Need to Make a Personal Poop Bank, Scientists Say

You Need to Make a Personal Poop Bank, Scientists Say

Stock up on the Metamucil, folks. Scientists say you need to start saving your poop. A team of researchers at ​​Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital published an opinion article in the journal Trends in Molecular Medicine today sounding the alarm on a trend in how human gut microbiomes (microorganisms in your digestive …

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Surprising Side Effects of Eating Flax Seeds, Says Science — Eat This Not That

Surprising Side Effects of Eating Flax Seeds, Says Science — Eat This Not That

Have you ever looked at a package of granola or a recipe online that calls for flax seed and thought, what is that? While chia seeds are a bit more popularly used in recipes like overnight oats or even pudding, flax seeds are the underdog ingredient that you should start paying attention to. Especially when …

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The #1 Worst Food for Your Metabolism, Says Science — Eat This Not That

The #1 Worst Food for Your Metabolism, Says Science — Eat This Not That

We all have a few lucky friends who can eat whatever they want—even pizza and seconds of chocolate cake—and never seem to gain an ounce. And they don’t even exercise. Arrgh! Those fortunate few were likely born with a higher basal metabolic rate (BMR) than the rest of us. Your BMR, also known as your …

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A fitness trainer shares the 5 exercises she does every day to 'look and feel younger'

A fitness trainer shares the 5 exercises she does every day to ‘look and feel younger’

We can’t turn back the clock as we age, but we can tailor our workouts to improve our quality of life and ability to do everyday activities. The secret? Strength training. Strength training keeps our muscles and joints healthy and limber, which becomes increasingly important as we get older because we lose muscle mass and …

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Some cancer patients can skip treatments, 2 studies show

Some cancer patients can skip treatments, 2 studies show

After surgery, some cancer patients can safely skip radiation or chemotherapy, according to two studies exploring shorter, gentler cancer care. Researchers are looking for ways to precisely predict which cancer patients can avoid unneeded treatment to cut down on harmful side effects and unnecessary costs. One new study used a blood test to determine which …

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