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Smoking in Youth-Rated Movies Doubles, On-screen tobacco use encourages kids to start habit: Report

Smoking in Youth-Rated Movies Doubles, On-screen tobacco use encourages kids to start habit: Report

TUESDAY, April 10, AP – Smoking scenes in youth-rated movies doubled in number between 2010 and 2012, and have returned to the same level as a decade ago, according to a new report. The researchers said the increase — which comes just a year after the U.S. Surgeon General warned that watching movies with smoking […]

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Brisk walking can be beneficial in reducing high blood pressure

Brisk walking can be beneficial in reducing high blood pressure

The researchers found that the same energy used for moderate intensity walking and vigorous intensity running resulted in similar reductions in high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, and coronary heart disease over six years of the study, reports Science Daily. Walking with moderate speed using the same energy as intensive running can be beneficial in […]

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New York Judge orders Make Morning-After Pill Available to All Females

New York Judge orders Make Morning-After Pill Available to All Females

April 6, AP – The judge from the Eastern District of New York gave the FDA 30 days to remove age restrictions on the sale of emergency contraception, such as Plan B One-Step. Until now, girls 16 and younger needed a doctor’s prescription to get the pill, which typically works if taken within 72 hours […]

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Studies confirm: Less Salt, More Potassium would reduce risk of strokes, Millions of Lives Saved

Studies confirm: Less Salt, More Potassium would reduce risk of strokes, Millions of Lives Saved

April 5, AP – One study examined the findings of 34 clinical trials involving more than 3,000 adults and found that a modest reduction in salt intake led to significant decreases in blood pressure, leading to a reduced risk of heart attack, stroke and heart failure. Reducing dietary salt intake and boosting levels of potassium […]

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Depression May Triple Risk of Death for Heart Patients: Study

Depression May Triple Risk of Death for Heart Patients: Study

April 4, AP – “Patients with heart disease who experience high anxiety during the stressors of everyday life may benefit from treatments designed to reduce anxiety, such as medications targeting anxiety or stress management,” said lead researcher Lana Watkins, an associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C […]

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Bald men may be at Higher Heart Risks, study finds

Bald men may be at Higher Heart Risks, study finds

April 4, AP – The findings stem from an analysis of six published studies on hair loss and heart health that involved approximately 37,000 men. New research out of Japan shows a potential link between male baldness and an increased risk for coronary heart disease. But it only affects men who are balding on top. […]

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Eat Fish, Live Longer?

Eat Fish, Live Longer?

Study finds link between blood levels of omega-3s and longevity A study of more than 2,600 older adults found those with the highest blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids — found in salmon, mackerel, herring, lake trout and albacore tuna — lived more than two years longer on average than those with lower blood levels. […]

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Study: Better educated Parents feed their kids nutritional value food

Study: Better educated Parents feed their kids nutritional value food

Children of highly educated parents have healthier diets, according to a new study. Researchers looked at nearly 15,000 children, aged 2 to 9, in eight European countries — Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Spain and Sweden — to examine the connection between parents’ education levels and their children’s nutrition. The study revealed that children […]

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US developing advance blood-cleansing technology to treat life threatening blood infections

US developing advance blood-cleansing technology to treat life threatening blood infections

April 1, AP – The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University announced Saturday that it has been awarded a $9.25-million contract to further advance the blood-cleansing technology developed with the Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) support, reports Science Daily. US scientists are developing a blood-cleansing technology to treat life-threatening blood infections […]

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Reduce salt intake, exercise regularly to avoid high BP

Reduce salt intake, exercise regularly to avoid high BP

WHO has selected hypertension as its theme for 2013, with special focus on it on World Health Day on April 7. April 1, AP – Going by the lifestyles most of us lead, doctors say hypertension or high blood pressure (BP) can affect any of us and should be taken seriously as it is a […]

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