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 Fitness & Wellness

Study: Regular exercise may add years to life
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A new study suggests that physically active people are likely to live several years longer than inactive people. The findings don't say anything about whether those extra years are good ones, and the limits of the research don't prove that activity may guarantee longer life spans. More

Iron may prevent behavioral issues in small babies
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Iron supplements may help boost brain development and ward off behavioral problems in babies who are born a bit on the small side, a new study from Sweden suggests. More

Hands-only CPR may save more lives
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Bystander CPR saves more lives when just chest compression is performed without mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, a new study from Japan shows. Followed by use of easy-to-use publicly available defibrillators, chest compression alone kept more people alive with good brain function than traditional CPR with mouth-to-mouth rescue breathing, the study found. More

 Diet & Nutrition


Study: Nutrients in fruits, vegetables may help prevent breast cancer
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Women with higher levels of micronutrients found in many fruits and vegetables may be less likely to develop breast cancer, a new study finds. Previous research has shown that the nutrients, called carotenoids, can inhibit tumor growth and reduce the spread of breast cancers. More



Experts: Detox diets don't work
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Detox diets are just another weight loss wonder, says Flinders University's head of human physiology, professor Simon Brookes. With the holidays fast approaching, Brookes warns that quick-fix detox drinks and liver-cleaning potions will do little to flush toxins from the body after weeks of overindulging on festive fare. More

 Vitamins & Pharmaceuticals


Vitamin D, calcium disappoint in dementia study
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Vitamin D and calcium supplements taken together in low doses offered no protection against dementia in a large U.S. study of older women, but scientists are still holding out hope for vitamin D alone. More

Parents struggle with decision to medicate bipolar children
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Parents slather sunblock on their children, hold them tight when they get flu shots, give them medicine when they're sick. Should mental illness be treated with drugs, too? As more children are diagnosed with bipolar disorder at earlier ages, parents wonder whether psychiatric drugs such as Depakote and lithium are really the answer — and how they might affect their child's growth and development. Treating a child with heavy medication has far-reaching implications, and it's not always clear at young ages whether a child's outbursts are early signs of bipolar disease. More

Anti-anxiety meds increase risk of pneumonia
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Ativan, Valium and other benzodiazepines have been shown to increase the risk of getting pneumonia — and dying from it — according to a recent study. The study found those people who took benzodiazepines regularly had a 50 percent increased risk of contracting pneumonia. Benzodiazepines are typically prescribed for anxiety, insomnia, panic attacks, epilepsy and muscle spasms. They are also frequently used as a sedative in critically ill patients. More

 Research & Development


Study: Patients in consumer-directed plans unaware of free, low-cost benefits
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Most patients do not understand the details of preventive care cost-sharing exemptions in consumer-directed health plans, and because of this, patients often avoid seeking preventive care even when it is free or low-cost, according to a study published in Health Affairs. More

Brain tumors respond to diet and radiation therapy
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Brain cancer researchers have successfully treated mice with malignant gliomas, a type of aggressive and deadly brain tumor, with a unique combination of radiation therapy and ketogenic diet, a high fat, low carbohydrate and minimal protein regime that forces the body to use fat instead of sugar for energy. Should the approach succeed in human trials, they say the diet could quickly and easily be added to current human brain tumor treatments. More

Study: Consider weight when choosing blood pressure medications
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Taking a patient's weight into account when choosing blood pressure medications might help prevent strokes, heart attacks and death, a new study suggests. More

FAST FACTS
"Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR, was first developed in 1960, according to the American Heart Association."


 

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