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Colds, Flu Up Odds for Stroke in Kids, Though Risk Is Low: Study

September 30, 2015

By Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Having a cold or the flu may sometimes trigger a stroke in children — particularly those with underlying health conditions — though the overall risk remains low, a new study indicates.
Comparing two groups of more than 350 children — one set had suffered “ischemic” clot-based […]

Earlier Hormone Therapy May Pose Less Risk for Menopausal Women

September 30, 2015

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Women who start hormone therapy toward the beginning of menopause may have a lower risk of developing heart disease, new research suggests.
The study, of over 74,000 Swedish women, found that those who started hormone therapy within five years of beginning menopause typically stayed free of […]

Is Fidgeting at Your Desk as Good as Standing?

September 23, 2015

Tapping your foot, drumming your fingers, shifting in your office chair — many people fidget at some point in their day.

Many Critically Ill Patients Lack ‘Do Not Resuscitate’ Orders

September 22, 2015

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Sept. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Most people who’ve survived a cardiac arrest in the hospital don’t have “do not resuscitate” (DNR) orders, even if they have a poor prognosis, a new study reports.
Fewer than one in four of all cardiac arrest patients had a DNR order prepared within 12 hours […]

Could a Texting App Help Your Heart?

September 22, 2015

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Sept. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Regular text message reminders can help people with heart disease stick to a healthier lifestyle, Australian researchers report.
Patients who received automated text messages throughout their week saw improvements in their “bad” LDL cholesterol levels, blood pressure and weight, the study found.
The text messages even helped […]

Beet Juice Boosts Muscle Power in Heart Patients

September 21, 2015

MONDAY, Sept. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Beet juice, with its high concentration of nitrates, may help boost muscle strength among heart patients, a small study has found.
Nitrates are processed into nitric oxide by the body, which helps relax blood vessels and improve metabolism. Dietary nitrate, found in beets and leafy greens like spinach, has […]

Study: Lowering Beta-Blocker Dose May Boost Survival After Heart Attack

September 21, 2015

MONDAY, Sept. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People treated with low-dose beta blockers after a heart attack may fare better than those given the standard dose of this commonly prescribed medication, a new study suggests.
Heart attack patients given just one-fourth of the dosage used in clinical trials lived just as long as patients on […]

Heart Attack Shouldn’t End Your Sex Life

September 21, 2015

MONDAY, Sept. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) — If you’ve had a heart attack, you don’t have to avoid sex for fear of having another one, researchers report.
Many people who’ve had a heart attack worry that too much physical activity could trigger a repeat event. But after reviewing data collected on 536 heart disease patients between […]

Expert Panel Suggests Daily Aspirin Might Help Prevent Colon Cancer

September 15, 2015

Daily low-dose aspirin is best used as a preventive measure against heart disease for people in their 50s, top U.S. experts in preventive medicine have determined.

Air Pollution Exposure May Boost Risk of Early Death

September 15, 2015

TUESDAY, Sept. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Breathing in tiny particles of toxic chemicals from the air could lead to an increased risk of premature death, a large new study suggests.
“Our data add to a growing body of evidence that particulate matter is really harmful to health, increasing overall mortality, mostly deaths from cardiovascular […]


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