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Long Sleep Time, Higher Stroke Risk?
Long Sleep Time, Higher Stroke Risk? WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Adults who sleep more than eight hours a night may face a higher risk of stroke, a new analysis suggests. These so-called "long sleepers" were 46 percent more likely to ...
Love Coffee? Your Heart May, Too
Love Coffee? Your Heart May, Too MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Drinking three to five cups of coffee a day may reduce the risk of developing clogged arteries, which in turn might reduce the risk for heart attack, a new study suggests. "We ...
Leading Medical Groups Call for Measures to Reduce Gun Injuries, Deaths
Leading Medical Groups Call for Measures to Reduce Gun Injuries, Deaths MONDAY, Feb. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Urgent action is needed to reduce gun injuries and deaths in the United States, say several leading medical groups that offer a number of...
Low Levels of Vitamin D Linked to Type 2 Diabetes Risk
Low Levels of Vitamin D Linked to Type 2 Diabetes Risk MONDAY, Feb. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with low levels of vitamin D appear to have an increased risk for type 2 diabetes, even if they aren't overweight or obese, a new study suggests. T...
Low Cancer Risk With Device Used to Remove Fibroids, Study Finds
Low Cancer Risk With Device Used to Remove Fibroids, Study Finds THURSDAY, Feb. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A small power tool that is sometimes used to remove fibroids in the uterus can end up spreading bits of hidden cancerous tumors throughout the...
Light Activity a Boost to Seniors' Hearts
Light Activity a Boost to Seniors' Hearts WEDNESDAY, Feb. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Light physical activity may benefit older adults' hearts -- even if they have mobility issues, a new study suggests. It's well known that regular exercise can do a ...
Lenvima Approved for Common Thyroid Cancer
Lenvima Approved for Common Thyroid Cancer FRIDAY, Feb. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Lenvima (lenvatinib) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) that has progressed despite radioactive i...
Last Chance to Enroll in Obamacare for 2015
Last Chance to Enroll in Obamacare for 2015 THURSDAY, Feb. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Americans eligible for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are facing an important deadline. This year's sign-up period ends Sunday, Feb. 15. For ...
Low Vitamin D Levels in Stroke Survivors a Bad Sign, Study Finds
Low Vitamin D Levels in Stroke Survivors a Bad Sign, Study Finds THURSDAY, Feb. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Low vitamin D levels are linked to an increased risk of suffering a severe stroke and poor health in stroke survivors, new research finds. The...
Lower Blood Pressure Reduces First Stroke Risk: Study
Lower Blood Pressure Reduces First Stroke Risk: Study WEDNESDAY, Feb. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Keeping the top number in a blood pressure reading below 140 helps reduce the risk of stroke in healthy people 60 and older, according to a new study. T...