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Queen Latifah on Her Mother's Battle with Scleroderma. Owens, 64, was diagnosed last year with scleroderma, an incurable autoimmune disease that has caused scar tissue build up (pulmonary fibrosis) in her lungs. People Magazine. 05/01/2014. (Also see What is Scleroderma?)

Trying to be perfect could be ruining your health: It can trigger heart disease, IBS and insomnia - and some experts say it could even be as bad for you as smoking. Research suggests perfectionism has a dark flipside, causing not just psychological stress but also physical harm - irritable bowel disease (IBS), insomnia, heart disease and even early death. Mail Online, 04/15/2014.

The super scan that makes heart disease in women far easier to spot. Underdiagnosis of heart disease in women is a major medical concern. For many women, it is not picked up until it is at the advanced stages or even when it is too late. Mail Online, 04/14/2014.

The simple copper levels blood test that tells if those senior moments will turn into Alzheimer's. A simple blood test can help predict whether senior moments of forgetfulness will eventually develop into Alzheimer's. Mail Online, 04/14/2014.

BMI linked to breast cancer risk after menopause. Overall body size, rather than shape, is a better indicator of breast cancer risk after menopause, according to a recent study. Reuters Health, 04/25/2014. (Also see Cancer and Scleroderma)

Hiking at any altitude may benefit men with cardio risk factors. Just three weeks of exercise and a healthy diet produced positive changes in middle-aged men with a cluster of heart risk factors known as metabolic syndrome, according to a new study from Austria. Reuters Health, 04/25/2014.

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