A Single Energy Drink Might Harm Blood Vessels: Study

MONDAY, Nov. 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Caffeine-laden energy drinks are popular, but they might make your blood vessels less efficient, a small study suggests. These drinks — sold as Monster and Red Bull, to name two — have been linked to heart, nerve and stomach problems, researchers say. “A lot of young kids use…

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Why Bystanders Are Less Likely to Give CPR to Women

MONDAY, Nov. 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Some bystanders may avoid performing CPR on women because they fear hurting them, or even being accused of sexual assault, preliminary research suggests. In two new studies, researchers tried to dig deeper into a puzzling pattern that has been seen in past research: Women are less likely than…

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More Americans Are Raising Their Grandkids

MONDAY, Nov. 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) — More than 3 million older Americans are now raising their grandchildren as their own, even as they struggle with health problems and financial stresses, a new survey shows. Not only that, the children they take in are more likely to be troubled as they struggle to adjust to…

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Pediatricians Renew Call to Abandon Spanking

MONDAY, Nov. 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The American Academy of Pediatrics is strengthening its recommendation to ban spanking and other forms of corporal punishment, citing new research that says that type of discipline can affect normal brain development. Harsh verbal punishment, such as shaming or humiliation, is also a threat to children, the AAP…

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Noisy Neighborhood? Your Heart May Pay a Price

MONDAY, Nov. 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Living in noise-saturated neighborhoods might be more than simply annoying, with new research suggesting it seems to raise the risk for serious heart problems. Chronic noise from traffic and airports appears to trigger the amygdala, a brain region critically involved in stress regulation, brain scans have revealed. Noise…

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Opioid Use May Sometimes Trigger A-Fib

MONDAY, Nov. 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Opioid users may be putting themselves at increased risk for atrial fibrillation (“A-fib”), an abnormal heart rhythm that can lead to a stroke, a new study suggests. The preliminary finding stems from an analysis of medical records of more than 850,000 military veterans. It found that opioid use…

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Sleep May Speed Kids' Recovery From Concussion

SATURDAY, Nov. 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Good sleep helps speed young athletes recover from a concussion, a new study reports. The study included 356 athletes from Texas, age 19 and younger, who suffered a sports-related concussion. At their first clinic visit, 73 percent of the athletes had good sleep quality and 27 percent had…

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'Coming Out' May Protect Your Health

FRIDAY, Nov. 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Coming out to their families could reduce LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) people’s stress levels, a new study shows. The study included 58 LGBT adults, aged 18 to 35, who were asked about their depression and anxiety levels, how much support they felt, and if they had…

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Guns End More Lives by Suicide Than Murder

FRIDAY, Nov. 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Shootings make the headlines, yet the American public doesn’t know that guns take more lives by suicide than by homicide, a new study reveals. In the United States, suicide is twice as common as murder, and suicide by firearm is more common than homicide by firearm, the researchers…

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FDA Approves Powerful New Opioid Despite Criticisms

FRIDAY, Nov. 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Ruling against the recommendation of one of its chief experts, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved an extremely potent new opioid painkiller, Dsuvia. The drug is a 30-microgram pill that packs the same punch as 5 milligrams of intravenous morphine, according to the Washington Post.…

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AHA: She Refuses to Let A Heart-Stopping Moment Slow Her

FRIDAY, Nov. 2, 2018 (American Heart Association) — Creating art and tackling do-it-yourself projects are soothing pastimes for many people, and 37-year-old Amy Cavaliere is one of them. The mother of three from Royersford, Pennsylvania — about a half hour from Philadelphia — enjoys making pallet wall art that combines hand-stenciled words and imagery on…

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