Want to Live Longer? Eating a Little Less Might Do the Trick

THURSDAY, March 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Putting just a bit less on your dinner plate each day might be key to a longer life, preliminary research suggests. People who reduced their caloric intake by just 15 percent over two years experienced a significant decrease in their metabolism, according to a small clinical trial. These…

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Chilean 'Alien' Was a Human With Bone Disorder: Study

THURSDAY, March 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Puzzling skeletal remains found in Chile 15 years ago — and rumored to be “alien” — are, in fact, from a human fetus with rare bone anomalies, researchers say. The findings may or may not put to rest any internet-driven alien theories. But the researchers said their discoveries…

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CDC Probes Troubling Rise in Suicide Among Utah Teens

THURSDAY, March 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Between 2011 and 2015, the rate of suicide for Utah’s teens — mostly boys — more than doubled and greatly outpaced the national average for these tragedies, a new report finds. Overall, 150 suicides for children and teens aged 10 to 17 in Utah occurred during those four…

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Noisy Workplace May Wreak Havoc on Your Heart

THURSDAY, March 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Loud noise at work doesn’t just threaten your hearing, it might also boost your blood pressure and cholesterol levels, a new U.S. government report suggests. “Reducing workplace noise levels is critical not just for hearing loss prevention — it may also impact blood pressure and cholesterol,” said Dr.…

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AHA: 'Beating' Stroke, New Hip-Hop Program Helps Kids Save a Life

THURSDAY, March 22, 2018 (American Heart Association) — Teaching school kids the symptoms of stroke and how to react quickly to them is an effective way to potentially save lives and prevent disabilities, according to a new study done in tandem with the educational program Hip Hop Stroke. Published Thursday in Stroke, the study included…

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As Mammograms Became Widespread, Breast Tumor Size Shrank

THURSDAY, March 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) — After American women began to adopt annual mammography screening in the 1980s, a very healthy thing happened: the average size of newly discovered breast tumors got smaller. That’s the finding from a new look at data on more than 386,000 U.S. women who were diagnosed with breast cancer…

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The Top Calorie-Burning Exercises

THURSDAY, March 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) — When you’re trying to lose weight, cutting calories counts. But so does burning them off with exercise. Exercise is also key to maintaining weight loss and being heart healthy, according to the U.S. National Institutes of Health. Here are the maximum calorie burners, minute for minute. At the…

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Illegal Online Purchases of Pot on the Rise

THURSDAY, March 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Millions of Americans buy marijuana online illegally, a new study found. “Anyone, including teenagers, can search for and buy marijuana from their smartphone, regardless of what state they live in,” said study leader John Ayers. He’s an associate research professor at San Diego State University’s School of Public…

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More Bad Flu News: It May Raise Your Heart Attack Risk

THURSDAY, March 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Suffering a nasty bout of the flu or pneumonia is bad enough, but now research suggests it might also spell trouble for your heart. In a study of nearly 2,000 people in Scotland, those who had battled the flu or pneumonia were six times more likely to suffer…

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Tai Chi Beats Aerobics for Fibromyalgia Pain

THURSDAY, March 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) — If you suffer from fibromyalgia, new research suggests tai chi might do more than aerobic exercise to ease your chronic pain. “Tai chi mind-body treatment results in similar or greater improvement in symptoms than aerobic exercise, the current most commonly prescribed nondrug treatment, for a variety of outcomes…

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Breast Symptoms at Mammogram May Raise Future Cancer Risk

WEDNESDAY, March 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Women with breast symptoms at a regular cancer screening are more likely to develop breast cancer before their next screening, a new study finds. The study included women who took part in the Finnish National Breast Cancer Screening Program between 1992 and 2012. It invites women between ages…

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AHA: Astronauts Need Extra Exercise and Calories in Space

WEDNESDAY, March 21, 2018 (American Heart Association) — It takes physical activity to stay heart-healthy on Earth and even more to stay healthy in space. The lack of gravity in space causes hearts to slightly expand and work differently, said NASA astronaut and geophysicist A.J. “Drew” Feustel, who is scheduled to take off for the…

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