Are Meat Eaters Contributing to Climate Change?

WEDNESDAY, March 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Climate change scientists have a beef with all the steaks and burgers Americans are eating. Beef is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions associated with food production, the researchers said in a new study. They found that one-fifth of Americans account for nearly half of all U.S.…

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Medical E-Records Not Without Risks: Study

WEDNESDAY, March 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Advances in medical technology sometimes come with drawbacks, and in the case of electronic health records, a new study suggests these systems occasionally put patients at risk. “There’s no question that electronic health records have clear benefits for clinicians and patients, and can improve the care process,” said…

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Could Coffee Perk Up Your Heart Health?

WEDNESDAY, March 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Besides staying alert, coffee lovers who drink more than three cups of java a day may lower their risk for clogged arteries, a new Brazilian study suggests. Scientists surveyed more than 4,400 residents of Sao Paulo about their coffee-drinking habits, and correlated them with coronary artery calcium (CAC)…

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Alzheimer's Stigma a Barrier to Prevention, Care: Survey

WEDNESDAY, March 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Stigma surrounding Alzheimer’s disease may discourage Americans from learning about their risk and from joining clinical trials for potential new treatments, a small survey reveals. “We found that concerns about discrimination and overly harsh judgments about the severity of symptoms were most prevalent,” lead researcher Shana Stites said…

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A Few Tips to Make for a More Active You

WEDNESDAY, March 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Most people today simply aren’t as active as people were decades ago. You can blame technology for some of that. The conveniences of modern living have taken away many chances to burn calories. Homes, office buildings and even some public spaces have been modernized in ways that require…

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Health Groups Sue FDA to Speed Review of E-Cigarettes

WEDNESDAY, March 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s decision late last year to delay a review of electronic cigarettes and cigars is unlawful and a threat to public health, according to a lawsuit launched by seven medical and public health groups, as well as five individual pediatricians. According to the…

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MRI Sheds New Light on Brain Networks Tied to Autism

TUESDAY, March 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) — New research suggests that a special MRI technique can spot abnormal connections in the brains of preschoolers with autism. The discovery “may be a clue for future diagnosis and even for therapeutic intervention in preschool children with [autism],” study co-author Dr. Lin Ma, a radiologist at Chinese PLA…

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Smoking While Pregnant Could Harm Child's Breathing

TUESDAY, March 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Children born to mothers who smoked during pregnancy are apt to have breathing issues in childhood and beyond, a new study has found. The finding comes from the analysis of data on more than 2,000 U.S. children, ages 6 to 11. Nearly 10 percent of the children —…

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AHA: Solving the Dilemma of Not Enough Hearts

TUESDAY, March 27, 2018 (American Heart Association) — In the not-too-distant future, Dr. Jennifer Cowger envisions a cardiac transplant landscape where more donations are encouraged and utilized, genetically engineered organs can be created in a laboratory, and improved mechanical devices eliminate the need for an actual human heart. But in the meantime, there’s a shortage…

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E-Cig Ads May Prompt Teens to Take Up Tobacco Too

TUESDAY, March 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) — American teens and young adults who are receptive to ads for electronic cigarettes are much more likely to start smoking tobacco cigarettes, a new study finds. A nationwide analysis found that 12- to 24-year-olds who had never used tobacco products had high rates of receptivity — meaning they…

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With E-Cigs, Flavorings May Pose the Greatest Danger

TUESDAY, March 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The flavorings used in e-cigarettes might potentially be the most toxic part of the vapor inhaled by users, a new study suggests. E-cigarette liquid contains dozens of different chemicals, and these vary widely from product to product, said lead author Flori Sassano. She is a research project manager…

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Global Antibiotic Use Soars as Resistance Fears Rise

TUESDAY, March 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Overuse of antibiotics is one of the main causes of the dangerous health threats posed by antibiotic resistance — when the drugs are no longer effective against the diseases they were designed to fight. Yet new research finds that antibiotic use by people rose 39 percent worldwide between…

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