Some Excellent Foods for Thought

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-12_f1040794b4.jpgHandmadePictures/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Older adults who've made a resolution to eat healthier in 2014 should consult a website that recommends three foods that could help them preserve memory as they age. MySilverAge.com, which bills itself as giving the guidance needed for an active and healthy retirement, claims that oil-based salad dressings, beet juice and chicken giblets may delay the onset of Alzheimer's-related dementia.

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Mother Starts Online Fundraiser to Support Brain-Dead Daughter

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-12_5239a9e4eb.jpgKGO-TV/ABC News (OAKLAND, Calif.) --  The mother of a girl declared brain dead has started an online fundraiser to get the money needed to airlift her daughter to a facility where she will be put on long-term life support, according to ABC station KGO-TV in San Francisco. Jahi McMath, 13, was declared brain dead following a surgery to remove her tonsils and adenoids on Dec. 9. For weeks her family has been battling with the Children's Hospital Oakland to keep Jahi on life support, even though multiple doctors say she is brain dead with no hope of recovery.

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FDA Warns Against Use of Body-Building Supplement

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-12_520f204611.jpgiStockphoto/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Friday that consumers should avoid using the dietary supplement Mass Destruction due to increased risk of liver failure. The product, which is available in stores, gyms and online, reportedly contains harmful synthetic steroids. The FDA advises anyone currently using Mass Destruction to stop immediately.

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New Year's Resolutions Good Idea for Children Too

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-12_27a6c37fc0.jpgIngram Publishing/Thinkstock Photos (NEW YORK) -- Many adults use the new year as a time to make resolutions and better their lives, but the beginning of 2014 could also be a good time for kids to make resolutions. Adults often use the beginning of a new year as a reason to set lofty goals, like losing weight or quitting smoking. Doctor Kate Eshleman, a child psychologist at Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital says that there's nothing wrong with children following suit.

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Study Suggests Elective Knee Surgery May Not Help

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-12_97377fc7c5.jpgiStockphoto/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- The latest study on the effectiveness of arthroscopic knee cartilage surgery found that the procedure may not help at all. The study, conducted in Finland and published in the New England Journal of Medicine looked at 146 patients with torn cartilage in the knee and no evidence of osteoarthritis. One year after surgery, researchers found, there was no difference in knee pain after exercise or the number of patients who required additional surgeries.

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