Weightlifting Injuries Common for Deployed U.S. Troops

TUESDAY, April 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) — An “alarming” number of weightlifting injuries occur among U.S. military personnel in combat zones, according to a new study. Intense weightlifting workouts help the armed forces stay in peak condition during deployment. But surgeons reported that during four months in a forward field hospital, they treated nine active…

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Tiny Changes in Facial Color Telegraph Your Emotions

TUESDAY, April 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Could new forms of artificial intelligence someday guess what you’re feeling just by looking at you? It’s a good bet, according to Ohio State University researchers who study human expressions of emotions. They say subtle changes in facial color telegraph your feelings to other people — and they…

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FDA Recalls Kratom Products Due to Salmonella Threat

TUESDAY, April 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Risk of salmonella infection has led to a mandatory recall of kratom products from Triangle Pharmanaturals LLC. Kratom is a controversial herbal drug — a South Asian leaf — that is typically sold as a dietary supplement to help manage pain. The move is the U.S. Food and…

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AHA: Smart Ways to Get a Workout at Work

TUESDAY, April 3, 2018 (American Heart Association) — It’s no secret that Americans need to move more. Yet our jobs often require us to sit for eight to 10 hours a day — at home, the office or behind the wheel — often getting up only for lunch and trips to the bathroom. And that…

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'Nightmare Superbug' Outbreak Could Happen, CDC Warns

TUESDAY, April 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Efforts to combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria have uncovered hundreds of germs carrying unusual genes that could lead to a “nightmare” superbug, U.S. health officials reported Tuesday. In 2017, a new nationwide testing program found 221 instances of “unusual” antibiotic-resistance genes that had developed in bacteria causing illnesses in hospitals,…

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AHA: Gene Test Predicts Who Won't Benefit From Blood Thinner Plavix

TUESDAY, April 3, 2018 (American Heart Association) — Heart stent patients with a certain gene mutation may need to consider alternatives to Plavix, a commonly prescribed blood thinner, a new study suggests. Researchers reported Tuesday that mutation-carrying patients are much less likely to have or die from a heart attack, stroke or other major complication…

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Red Meat Tied to Higher Colon Cancer Risk for Women

TUESDAY, April 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Another study, this time in British women, finds that diets high in red meat are linked to higher odds for colon cancer. Numerous studies have linked a high intake of red meat to colon cancer. In fact, guidelines from the American Institute for Cancer Research and World Cancer…

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Sorry Older Guys: Protein Binges Won't Boost Your Health

TUESDAY, April 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Lots of older men may think that feeling better and maintaining muscle is simply a matter of taking in more protein. But a new study suggests that — for sedentary older men, at least — that just isn’t true. “It’s amazing how little evidence there is around how…

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When 'Nest Egg' Vanishes, Death Risk Rises

TUESDAY, April 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Older adults who lose their life savings may also lose years from their life, a new study suggests. Looking at more than 8,700 Americans older than 50, researchers found that those who lost most of their net worth were more likely to die over the next 20 years.…

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Older Americans Support Medical Marijuana: Poll

TUESDAY, April 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) — While few older Americans have used medical marijuana, many support it under the right conditions, a new survey finds. The national poll of more than 2,000 people aged 50 to 80 found that only 6 percent said they’d used marijuana for medical reasons, while 18 percent said they…

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Rear-Facing Car Seats Protect Tots in Crashes From Behind: Study

TUESDAY, April 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Rear-facing car seats provide effective protection for children in rear-end crashes, researchers say. Previous studies have shown that rear-facing car seats significantly reduce infant and toddler injuries and deaths in front- and side-impact crashes. But there has been little data on rear-end crashes, which represent more than one-quarter…

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All That Overtime Could Be Killing You

TUESDAY, April 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A 40-hour work week may sound like a vacation to those burning the midnight oil. But a study in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine shows that consistently surpassing this standard can be detrimental to your health. Researchers said they found that working 61 to 70 hours a…

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