Love Coffee? Your Heart May, Too

March 2, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Drinking three to five cups of coffee a day may reduce the risk of developing clogged arteries, which in turn might reduce the risk for heart attack, a new study suggests.
“We found that drinking three to five cups a day was associated with less calcium […]

Does Long-Term Acetaminophen Use Raise Health Risks?

March 2, 2015

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Acetaminophen may not be as safe as previously thought, with larger doses and long-term use linked to increased risk of health problems, a new report contends.
Best known in the United States under the brand name Tylenol, acetaminophen is the most widely used painkiller in the […]

Any Exercise Is Good, But Higher-Intensity May Be Better

March 2, 2015

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) — For people who are obese and sedentary, any exercise can help trim belly fat, but it may take a bit more effort to get other health benefits, a new study suggests.
Researchers found that when they got middle-aged, obese adults regularly moving — even with a […]

New York City Rats Carry Fleas Known to Transmit Plague

March 2, 2015

MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Rats in New York City are brimming with fleas and other parasites that can carry a number of diseases, including the plague, a new study reports.
Researchers analyzed 6,500 specimens of five well-known species of fleas, lice and mites found on over 130 rats from around the city.
The samples […]

Very Obese Kids May Face Higher Heart Risks Than Thought

March 2, 2015

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Extremely obese children — such as those at least 100 pounds overweight — are in deeper trouble in terms of heart disease risks than doctors have thought, new research suggests.
In the study, about half the children suffered from high blood pressure, and almost 15 percent […]

1 in 5 U.S. Teen Girls Physically or Sexually Abused While Dating

March 2, 2015

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Many American teens — both boys and girls — fall prey to physical and sexual abuse while dating, a new survey finds.
Among teens who said they dated, one in five girls and one in 10 boys said they’d been abused at least once during the […]

Nuts May Lengthen Your Life, Study Suggests

March 2, 2015

By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay) — Eating nuts, including peanuts and peanut butter, may help you live longer, a new study suggests.
Researchers looked at the diets of more than 200,000 people in both the United States and China, and found nut consumption was linked with a lower risk of premature death from […]

3 Butt-Enhancement Procedures That Are on the Rise

March 2, 2015

Butt enhancement helped boost cosmetic procedures in the United States by 3 percent last year, according to a new report.

The Ultrasound Treatment That May Help People With Chronic Plantar Fasciitis

March 2, 2015

An ultrasound technique is showing early promise as a quick and minimally invasive treatment for the common and painful foot condition known as plantar fasciitis.

Why Doctors Often Yield to Parents’ Request to Delay Kids’ Vaccines

March 2, 2015

Doctors commonly get requests from parents to delay young children’s vaccinations — and despite their better judgment, they often give in, a new U.S. study finds.



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