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Hey, Fellas, Olive Oil And Nuts Tied To Prostate Cancer Survival

Replacing some dietary carbohydrates with vegetable fats may help keep prostate cancer from spreading. That's the word from a study of more than 4,500 men that looked at the effects of dietary changes after their initial diagnosis.

Health Care Exchanges May Not Provide Many Options

It's not exactly a buyer's market for those Americans who purchase their own health insurance: prices can be high, and options severely limited. The new health exchanges — a key piece of President Obama's health overhaul — are supposed to change that, allowing people to go to a website to comparison shop for insurance, and maybe even get a subsidy to pay for it. But some people may still be left with few choices.
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Lionel Shriver: "Big Brother"

The subject of food can be a minefield in today’s society. Novelist Lionel Shriver on the strain an obese brother puts on his family.


Triple Threat: Middle East Respiratory Virus And 2 Bird Flus

Is the world on the verge of a pandemic? There are three reasons to think so. Two flu viruses are active, and a virus that bears a resemblance to SARS has cropped up in the Middle East. Each has devastating potential, but many early warnings of past pandemics have failed to materialize.

Concussion Prescription: A Year On The Bench For Youngsters?

Young athletes who have two concussions within a year take nearly three times as long to recover as someone experiencing one concussion. A history of past concussions also hurt recovery times.

Designated Drivers Often Fail To Abstain From Drinking

Breath tests after a college football game revealed that many designated drivers had been drinking. Researchers say their alcohol levels were lower, on average, than people who weren't going to drive. But the findings suggest more education is needed.