Young and middle-aged men who consume a lot of trans fat--often found in fast foods, baked goods and frozen pizzas--are more likely to have memory loss than men who eat healthier diets, according to a study at the University of California, San Diego. Read more
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It's long been known that not getting enough sleep can lead to memory problems. But now scientists at the University of Pennsylvania have found the particular brain cells affected by sleep deprivation and, at least in mice, have been able to prevent memory loss. Read more.
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President George H. W. Bush signs into law a bill that essentially bans cigarette smoking on all flights beginning and ending in the United States. Technically, the new law prohibits smoking on all domestic flights lasting six hours or less—only 28 of 16,000 flights are exempt, mainly non-stops to Hawaii. It ends a 25-year battle between tobacco companies—plus their supporters in Congress—and a coalition of health advocates and the flight attendants' union. Get the full story.