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Cost of Diabetes Care Keeps Climbing, Report Shows
Cost of Diabetes Care Keeps Climbing, Report Shows THURSDAY, Nov. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The cost of diabetes care in the United States has increased 48 percent in recent years, climbing to more than $322 billion annually, a new report shows. Ev...
Could Your Job Help Preserve Your Aging Brain?
Could Your Job Help Preserve Your Aging Brain? THURSDAY, Nov. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Jobs requiring intellectually challenging tasks may help preserve thinking skills and memory as workers age, a new study suggests. The researchers compared IQ s...
Close Friends May Be Key to Teens' Drinking
Close Friends May Be Key to Teens' Drinking FRIDAY, Nov. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Close friends have more influence on teens' alcohol use than their general peer group does, a new study says. "We've known for a long time that friends and peers hav...
Childhood Obesity Brings Host of Health Problems, Researchers Report
Childhood Obesity Brings Host of Health Problems, Researchers Report MONDAY, Nov. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Obese children are at increased for liver disease, high blood pressure and heart disease, a new study warns. Researchers looked at nearly 50...
Could Popular Heartburn Drugs Upset Your 'Good' Gut Bugs?
Could Popular Heartburn Drugs Upset Your 'Good' Gut Bugs? TUESDAY, Nov. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Heartburn drugs such as Prilosec and Nexium may disrupt the makeup of bacteria in the digestive system, potentially boosting the risk of infections an...
Calorie Counts Mandated at Chain Restaurants, FDA Says
Calorie Counts Mandated at Chain Restaurants, FDA Says TUESDAY, Nov. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New rules announced Tuesday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will have many restaurant chains posting calorie counts on their menus, and the rule...
Coordination of Heart Attack Care Trims Time to Treatment: Study
Coordination of Heart Attack Care Trims Time to Treatment: Study WEDNESDAY, Nov. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Improved coordination between paramedics and hospitals can reduce heart attack deaths nearly fivefold by getting patients quicker treatment, ...
Cocaine Can Cause Heart Problems: Study
Cocaine Can Cause Heart Problems: Study TUESDAY, Nov. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Cocaine users can have abnormal blood flow in the heart that is hard to detect, which can put them at increased risk for heart disease or death, a new study warns. Rese...
Chasing, Tackling Suspects Raises Cops' Odds of Sudden Death
Chasing, Tackling Suspects Raises Cops' Odds of Sudden Death TUESDAY, Nov. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Police face a higher risk of sudden cardiac death when they're restraining or chasing suspects or engaging in altercations, compared to routine dut...
Could Wine, Chocolate Help Shield Your Heart From Smog?
Could Wine, Chocolate Help Shield Your Heart From Smog? MONDAY, Nov. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A diet rich in chocolate, wine, fruits and vegetables may help protect people from heart disease caused by air pollution, new research suggests. The rese...