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  • Joe Montana Scoring Points Against Heart Disease

    Posted: 05/25/2016

    Joe Montana Scoring Points Against Heart Disease TUESDAY, May 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- After retiring from a long and illustrious pro football career that included four Super Bowl championships, quarterback Joe Montana abandoned his decades-long habit of daily exercise. And it was just a few years later when the Hall of Famer was diagnosed with two major risk factors for heart disease: high blood pressure and high cholesterol. That news, coupled with a family history of heart disease -- which claime...

  • Jello Shots While Underage, Bigger Booze Problems Later?

    Posted: 05/08/2016

    Jello Shots While Underage, Bigger Booze Problems Later? FRIDAY, April 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many underage Americans down jello shots, and these young drinkers are more likely to binge drink, drink heavily and get into alcohol-fueled fights, researchers say. The Boston University researchers surveyed more than 1,000 alcohol users, aged 13 to 20, and found that just over 20 percent had consumed jello shots in the past 30 days. Rates were slightly higher among females than males, and higher among t...

  • Jimmy Carter's Recovery Highlights Power of New Cancer Treatments

    Posted: 12/14/2015

    Jimmy Carter's Recovery Highlights Power of New Cancer Treatments MONDAY, Dec. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Former President Jimmy Carter's remarkable response to his treatment for brain cancer can be chalked up in part to significant recent advances in medicine, cancer experts say. Carter, 91, announced on Sunday that brain scans have shown there are no longer any signs of the melanoma cancer that had spread to his brain. That does not mean, however, that he has been cured of the cancer, and he will con...

  • Jimmy Carter Says Brain Scans Show No Signs of Cancer

    Posted: 12/14/2015

    Jimmy Carter Says Brain Scans Show No Signs of Cancer MONDAY, Dec. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Former President Jimmy Carter said on Sunday that brain scans have shown there are no longer any signs of the melanoma cancer that had spread to his brain. The news comes roughly three months after he began treatment for four small lesions in his brain and had surgery to remove part of his liver. However, Carter said in a statement that he will continue to take Keytruda, an immunotherapy drug that helps his bo...

  • Jury Still Out on Silicone Breast Implant Safety

    Posted: 11/16/2015

    Jury Still Out on Silicone Breast Implant Safety MONDAY, Nov. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- After years of study, a new analysis finds there is still insufficient evidence on whether silicone breast implants are linked to any long-term health effects. The report, published online Nov. 9 in the Annals of Internal Medicine , is the latest round in the long debate over silicone breast implant safety. The implants came to the U.S. market in the 1960s. But in 1992, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration called ...

  • Just One Energy Drink Sends Young Adults' Stress Hormone Levels Soaring

    Posted: 11/15/2015

    Just One Energy Drink Sends Young Adults' Stress Hormone Levels Soaring SUNDAY, Nov. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News)-- Just one energy drink can cause potentially harmful spikes in both stress hormone levels and blood pressure in young, healthy adults, a new study shows. After drinking a 16-ounce can of "Rockstar Punched," young adults had a 74 percent increase in blood levels of the "fight-or-flight" hormone norepinephrine, said lead researcher Dr. Anna Svatikova, a cardiologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rocheste...

  • Junk Food Not to Blame for America's Obesity Epidemic: Study

    Posted: 11/11/2015

    Junk Food Not to Blame for America's Obesity Epidemic: Study THURSDAY, Nov. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Despite their bad reputation, junk food, fast food and soda aren't the root cause of America's obesity epidemic, Cornell University researchers contend. While these sugary and salt-laden foods may not be good for your health, the scientists found no significant difference in how much of these foods either overweight or normal weight people consumed. The real problem, according to the researchers: too ...

  • Job Stress Tied to Stroke Risk, Study Suggests

    Posted: 10/21/2015

    Job Stress Tied to Stroke Risk, Study Suggests WEDNESDAY, Oct. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Having a high-stress job, particularly one that is demanding but offers little personal control, may raise the risk for a stroke, Chinese researchers report. An analysis of six previously published studies from several countries included nearly 140,000 people who were followed for up to 17 years. It found those with high-stress jobs had a 22 percent higher risk of stroke than those with low-stress jobs. Among wom...

  • Jumbo Portions Lead to Overeating, Study Confirms

    Posted: 09/22/2015

    Jumbo Portions Lead to Overeating, Study Confirms MONDAY, Sept. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Larger portions and oversized tableware do contribute to overeating, a new study reports. Eliminating jumbo servings of foods and beverages could reduce caloric intake among Americans by 29 percent, British researchers found. "Helping people to avoid 'overserving' themselves or others with larger portions of food or drink by reducing their size, availability and appeal in shops, restaurants and in the home, is l...

  • Jimmy Carter Being Treated for Melanoma That Has Spread to Brain

    Posted: 08/27/2015

    Jimmy Carter Being Treated for Melanoma That Has Spread to Brain THURSDAY, Aug. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Displaying the grace and calm that has been a hallmark of much of his public life, former President Jimmy Carter announced Thursday that doctors have found cancer on his brain, and he plans to undergo radiation treatment and targeted therapy. An MRI scan has revealed four spots of melanoma on Carter's brain, the 90-year-old Georgia native said during a press conference at The Carter Center in Atl...