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13 Nov

Heart Health and Cancer Risk

Heart attack survivors at increased risk of developing cancer.

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.

Some Headway Made Against 'Superbugs,' but Threat Remains: CDC

Some Headway Made Against 'Superbugs,' but Threat Remains: CDC

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. response to the threat of antibiotic-resistant germs has shown some progress, but these potentially deadly bugs still show no signs of stopping, a new government report warns.

Prevention efforts have reduced deaths from antibiotic-resistant bugs by 18% overall and by nearly 30&#...

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More Americans Trying to Lose Weight, But Few Succeeding

More Americans Trying to Lose Weight, But Few Succeeding

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Americans are more motivated to lose weight than ever before, with increasing numbers eating less, exercising, drinking water and trying out new diets.

And it's all for naught.

Folks are heavier than ever despite all this effort, reports a new study.

The proportion of pe...

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AHA News: Heart Problems Ended His NFL Career, But Magic Provides a Second Act

AHA News: Heart Problems Ended His NFL Career, But Magic Provides a Second Act

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 13, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Jon Dorenbos was swimming with sharks in Bora Bora when he realized he kept losing his breath. During his 14-year NFL career, he'd never experienced anything like this.

"It felt like I would drown," Jon said.

A month later, in August 2017, Jon was traded from the...

AHA News: Congenital Heart Disease Linked to Neighborhood Pollution, Poverty

AHA News: Congenital Heart Disease Linked to Neighborhood Pollution, Poverty

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 13, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Infants are more likely to be born with serious heart defects if their homes are in neighborhoods that are polluted or economically deprived, a new study finds.

Congenital heart defects – abnormalities in the heart or nearby blood vessels that arise before birth &ndas...

AHA News: High Blood Pressure Common Among Black Young Adults

AHA News: High Blood Pressure Common Among Black Young Adults

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 13, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- About 1 in 4 young adults has high blood pressure. But few are getting treated, with new research concluding black young adults are especially vulnerable.

In a study that included 15,171 black, Mexican American and white adults, researchers found that nearly 31% of blac...

One-Third of Heart Patients Skip Their Flu Shot

One-Third of Heart Patients Skip Their Flu Shot

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- It seems like a no brainer: The flu shot protects heart patients from illness and death, so getting one should be the first thing they do every year before the season starts.

But new research shows that a third of these vulnerable patients don't get vaccinated.

"Patients need to b...

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Why Are Cardiac Arrests More Deadly on Weekends?

Why Are Cardiac Arrests More Deadly on Weekends?

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Your odds of surviving a cardiac arrest long enough to be admitted to the hospital are lower on the weekend than on a weekday, researchers say.

For the study, the investigators analyzed data from nearly 3,000 patients worldwide who suffered an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest and were treated ...

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Cancer Risk May Rise After Heart Attack

Cancer Risk May Rise After Heart Attack

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Here's some worrisome news for folks who manage to survive a heart attack: New research suggests they might be far more vulnerable to developing cancer down the road.

People who suffered a heart health scare -- a heart attack, heart failure or a dangerously erratic heart rhythm -- had a more...

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Lung Cancer Report Delivers Good, Bad News

Lung Cancer Report Delivers Good, Bad News

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- More Americans are surviving lung cancer in recent years, but very few people at high risk are getting the recommended screening.

Those are the highlights from the latest "State of Lung Cancer" report from the American Lung Association (ALA), published Nov. 13.

There are positive t...

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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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 ...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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 ...

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