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12 Nov

Young People Who Use Pot 10 or More Days a Month May Negatively Impact Their Health

Frequent use or abuse of marijuana linked to increased risk of stroke and heart rhythm disturbances.

08 Nov

The Impact of Family Criticism On Your Health

Strained relations with your parents and siblings may hurt your health more than problems with your spouse or partner.

07 Nov

Trouble Sleeping May Be A Sign of Future Cardiovascular Trouble

Insomnia symptoms linked to higher risk of heart attack and stroke.

Older Cyclists Prone to Injury: Study

Older Cyclists Prone to Injury: Study

TUESDAY, Nov. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- More bicyclists on the road make cycling safer, but head and face injuries still occur, a new study finds.

From 2008 to 2017, even as the number of bike riders increased, the number of head and face injuries stayed steady, according to researchers from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School.

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  • Steven Reinberg
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  • November 12, 2019
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Needle Exchange Programs Guard Against HIV

Needle Exchange Programs Guard Against HIV

TUESDAY, Nov. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Needle exchange programs in two large U.S. cities prevented thousands of new HIV infections and saved hundreds of millions of dollars, researchers say.

Needle, or syringe, exchange programs prevented nearly 10,600 new cases of HIV in Philadelphia and almost 1,900 new cases of HIV in Baltimore ...

  • Robert Preidt
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  • November 12, 2019
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Jimmy Carter Recovering After Brain Procedure

Jimmy Carter Recovering After Brain Procedure

TUESDAY, Nov. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- After three falls in recent months, former President Jimmy Carter was recovering at an Atlanta hospital Tuesday morning following surgery to ease pressure on his brain caused by bleeding from those falls.

The 95-year-old "is recovering at Emory University Hospital following surgery this mornin...

  • E.J. Mundell
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  • November 12, 2019
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Plants Will Not Boost Your Home's Air Quality: Study

Plants Will Not Boost Your Home's Air Quality: Study

TUESDAY, Nov. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Don't count on potted plants to keep your home's air clean.

Dispelling a common belief, researchers at Drexel University in Philadelphia found that natural ventilation does a far better job than houseplants in maintaining air quality in homes and offices.

"This has been a common misc...

  • Robert Preidt
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  • November 12, 2019
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AHA News: Omega-3 May Boost Brain Health in People With a Common Heart Disease

AHA News: Omega-3 May Boost Brain Health in People With a Common Heart Disease

TUESDAY, Nov. 12, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Omega-3 fatty acids have drawn attention for their potential to keep people's thinking sharp as they age, and new research appears to support that notion for some heart patients.

The study found taking omega-3 fatty acid supplements was associated with better brain function i...

Testosterone Supplements Double Men's Odds for Blood Clots: Study

Testosterone Supplements Double Men's Odds for Blood Clots: Study

TUESDAY, Nov. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Testosterone therapy appears to double a man's risk of suffering a potentially life-threatening blood clot, a new study warns.

Men had twice the risk for a deep vein blood clot if they'd been receiving testosterone during the previous six months, researchers reported in the Nov. 11 online edit...

  • Dennis Thompson
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  • November 12, 2019
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Want Extra Years of Life? Keep Blood Pressure Tightly Controlled

Want Extra Years of Life? Keep Blood Pressure Tightly Controlled

TUESDAY, Nov. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Tighter control of high blood pressure may add years to people's lives, a new study estimates.

Researchers calculated that for a typical 50-year-old with high blood pressure, more aggressive treatment could translate into three extra years of life. Eighty-year-olds would have less time to gain...

Racial Bias Seen in Heart Transplants

Racial Bias Seen in Heart Transplants

TUESDAY, Nov. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Racial bias among health care providers limits black Americans' odds of receiving a heart transplant, a new study finds.

Researchers asked 422 U.S. physicians, nurses and other hospital decision-makers to review the hypothetical cases of black men and white men with heart failure and to decide...

  • Robert Preidt
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  • November 12, 2019
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AHA News: Millions Unaware of Common Heart Attack Symptoms

AHA News: Millions Unaware of Common Heart Attack Symptoms

TUESDAY, Nov. 12, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Millions of Americans don't know any heart attack symptoms or how to best respond to them, according to a new study that said certain socioeconomic groups are particularly at risk.

About 805,000 Americans have a heart attack each year, and about 15% of them die from it. B...

AHA News: Flu Shot May Aid Heart Bypass Recovery

AHA News: Flu Shot May Aid Heart Bypass Recovery

TUESDAY, Nov. 12, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Getting a flu shot before heart bypass surgery can head off inflammation throughout the body and possibly lead to a healthier recovery, a new study suggests.

Heart surgery has been associated with inflammation and altered immune function, said Dr. Fady Ebrahim, lead author of...

You Won't Get Sued If You Do CPR, Review Suggests

You Won't Get Sued If You Do CPR, Review Suggests

TUESDAY, Nov. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Are you worried about getting sued if you provide bystander CPR in a public place?

Don't be, surprising new research suggests: You're more likely to get sued if you don't intervene.

Dr. Travis Murphy undertook the most comprehensive review to date of jury verdicts, settlements, and ...

Artificial Intelligence Uses ECGs to Predict A-Fib Risk

Artificial Intelligence Uses ECGs to Predict A-Fib Risk

TUESDAY, Nov. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- In two studies, artificial intelligence was used with electrocardiogram (ECG) results to identify patients who are at increased risk for a potentially dangerous irregular heartbeat, and those more likely to die within a year, researchers say.

Using more than 2 million ECG results gathered over...

  • Robert Preidt
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  • November 12, 2019
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Some Jobs Are Better for Women's Hearts Than Others

Some Jobs Are Better for Women's Hearts Than Others

TUESDAY, Nov. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Could your chosen profession determine the health of your heart?

It could certainly have an influence, new research suggests.

Scientists analyzed data from more than 65,000 postmenopausal women in the United States and found that several jobs were associated with poor heart health.

  • Robert Preidt
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  • November 12, 2019
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Ultra-Processed Foods May Fast Track You to Heart Trouble

Ultra-Processed Foods May Fast Track You to Heart Trouble

TUESDAY, Nov. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Grab-and-go foods are an easy option for busy lives, but if you opt for ultra-processed foods a lot, you may pick up something you don't want -- heart disease.

About 55% of Americans' daily calories come from eating ultra-processed foods, a new study found. And the more calories that came...

  • Serena Gordon
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  • November 12, 2019
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Think Vaping Is Heathier for Your Heart Than Smoking? Think Again

Think Vaping Is Heathier for Your Heart Than Smoking? Think Again

MONDAY, Nov. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Vaping isn't necessarily better for your heart health than smoking tobacco, a pair of new studies argue.

They report that use of e-cigarettes negatively affects risk factors for heart disease in ways similar to traditional tobacco cigarettes:

  • Levels of bad cholesterol and triglyc...

  • Dennis Thompson
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  • November 11, 2019
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Frequent Pot Smokers Face Twice the Odds for Stroke

Frequent Pot Smokers Face Twice the Odds for Stroke

MONDAY, Nov. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking pot doesn't do your heart or your brain any favors, a pair of new studies shows.

Frequent pot smokers are more than twice as likely to suffer a stroke compared with those who don't partake, the first study found.

They're also more likely to be hospitalized for a dangerously er...

  • Dennis Thompson
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  • November 11, 2019
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Veterans Often Hit Hard by Deaths of Fellow Soldiers

Veterans Often Hit Hard by Deaths of Fellow Soldiers

MONDAY, Nov. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- As Americans pay tribute to all veterans who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces Monday, new research suggests that how comrades died can affect levels of grief among soldiers who served in Afghanistan and Iraq.

"Our goal was to better understand how combat veterans experience the deaths of t...

  • Robert Preidt
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  • November 11, 2019
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Evening Meals Could Harm the Female Heart, Study Shows

Evening Meals Could Harm the Female Heart, Study Shows

MONDAY, Nov. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Late dinners and heavy evening snacking do no favors for women's hearts, a new study suggests.

Researchers at New York City's Columbia University found that those who ate more of their daily calories in the evening had a higher risk of heart disease.

One cardiologist who looked over t...

  • Robert Preidt
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  • November 11, 2019
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The On-Again, Off-Again Weight-Loss Diet

The On-Again, Off-Again Weight-Loss Diet

MONDAY, Nov. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Being on a weight-loss diet day in and day out for months on end can be challenging and even discouraging.

What's more, following the same never-ending diet could be the reason you aren't getting the results you're looking for. A study in the International Journal of Obesity found an al...

Exercise Tweaks to Revitalize Your Workout Regimen

Exercise Tweaks to Revitalize Your Workout Regimen

MONDAY, Nov. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Is your workout routine in a slump? To keep challenging your body, it's important to tweak your regimen every three months or each season.

By aligning these changes to seasonal changes, you can also start the right prep for the next season's sports, such as training for skiing in the fall and hi...

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