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  • Sleep apnea linked to mental decline In addition to its effects on your heart, a new study links heavy snoring and sleep apnea—a common disorder in which sufferers have one or more pauses in breathing while sleeping—with memory and thinking problems. Read more...
  • Low-salt grocery selections popular Many U.S shoppers opt for low-salt fare, says a survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Of the more than 3,700 adults surveyed, 36 to 58 percent reported buying foods labeled “low sodium” or “reduced sodium” when grocery shopping. Read more...
  • Cardiac arrest during exercise uncommon Worried about your heart during exercise? New research shows sudden cardiac arrest, or abrupt loss of heart function, during exercise is less likely than you might fear: Out of more than 1,200 cases of sudden cardiac arrest among adults ages 35 to 65, only 5 percent occurred during exercise. Read more...
  • Smokers: Afraid of gaining weight? A common idea may be keeping American women smoking: Believing that smoking helps them control their weight makes women less likely to attempt quitting, according to a new study published in the journal Tobacco Control. Read more...