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Big Swings in Blood Pressure Could Spell Trouble
Big Swings in Blood Pressure Could Spell Trouble MONDAY, July 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Wide blood pressure fluctuations may signal an increased risk of heart disease and early death, researchers say. The large study of people taking blood pressure...
Balloon Device Approved to Treat Obesity
Balloon Device Approved to Treat Obesity WEDNESDAY, July 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The ReShape Integrated Dual Balloon System has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to combat adult obesity. Inflated inside the stomach, the devic...
Boa Constrictors Kill by Constricting Blood Flow: Study
Boa Constrictors Kill by Constricting Blood Flow: Study WEDNESDAY, July 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Boa constrictors kill their prey by constricting their blood flow, not by suffocation, a new study shows. The study, published July 22 in the Journal ...
Blacks at Higher Risk of Sudden Cardiac Arrest Than Whites: Study
Blacks at Higher Risk of Sudden Cardiac Arrest Than Whites: Study MONDAY, July 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Black Americans are more likely than whites to experience sudden cardiac arrest, according to a new study. The study also found that sudden car...
Better Sleep May Mean Less Chronic Pain
Better Sleep May Mean Less Chronic Pain FRIDAY, July 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Improving sleep quality might help ease pain among those with osteoarthritis, a new study suggests. That's because disruptions in sleep are associated with changes in ho...
Beach Sand, Not Water, More Likely to Make You Sick
Beach Sand, Not Water, More Likely to Make You Sick FRIDAY, July 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Heading to the beach this weekend? A new study finds that when it comes to germs, beachgoers may have more to fear from the sand they sit on than the water t...
Breast Cancer Survivors Tend to Gain Weight: Study
Breast Cancer Survivors Tend to Gain Weight: Study WEDNESDAY, July 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Among women with a family history of breast cancer, breast cancer survivors tend to gain more weight than women who are free of the disease, new research s...
Brain Changes Differ by Race With Alzheimer's Disease: Study
Brain Changes Differ by Race With Alzheimer's Disease: Study WEDNESDAY, July 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Alzheimer's disease seems to develop differently in the brains of black patients than in whites. And, black people seem more likely to suffer dif...
Banning Soccer 'Headers' Won't Solve Concussion Problem: Study
Banning Soccer 'Headers' Won't Solve Concussion Problem: Study MONDAY, July 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- While many experts have called for a ban on "heading" the ball in youth soccer because they believe it is a leading cause of concussions, a new st...
Back Pain and Depression Combo Lessens Pain Relief from Narcotic Painkillers
Back Pain and Depression Combo Lessens Pain Relief from Narcotic Painkillers THURSDAY, July 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For people with chronic back pain who also have depression or anxiety, narcotic painkillers may not be the best therapy for their p...