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  • Young Thyroid Cancer Survivors May Face Long-Term Health Risks

    Posted: 02/01/2017

    Young Thyroid Cancer Survivors May Face Long-Term Health Risks TUESDAY, Jan. 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Younger survivors of thyroid cancer are at increased risk for certain types of health problems later in life, a new study suggests. "As the number of thyroid cancer survivors grows, more people are living with other serious health conditions resulting from treatment," study lead author Brenna Blackburn said in an American Society of Clinical Oncology news release. Blackburn is a graduate research as...

  • Your Health Record in a Heartbeat?

    Posted: 01/30/2017

    Your Health Record in a Heartbeat? FRIDAY, Jan. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A patient's heartbeat might one day be used to protect his or her electronic health records, a new study suggests. Traditional security methods can be expensive and time-consuming. So, U.S. researchers investigated the use of a person's unique electrocardiograph (ECG) -- the electrical activity of the heart measured by a sensor attached to the skin -- as a way to lock and unlock electronic health records. "The ECG signal is one...

  • Yoga Called Good Medicine for High Blood Pressure

    Posted: 12/16/2016

    Yoga Called Good Medicine for High Blood Pressure THURSDAY, Dec. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Yoga may help reduce blood pressure in people who are at risk for developing hypertension, a new study finds. "Patients with pre-hypertension [slightly elevated blood pressure] are likely to develop hypertension [high blood pressure] unless they improve their lifestyle," said study author Dr. Ashutosh Angrish. He is a cardiologist at Sir Gangaram Hospital in Delhi, India. "Both pre-hypertension and high blood pr...

  • Young Adults With Head Trauma May Have Higher Risk of Jail Time

    Posted: 12/15/2016

    Young Adults With Head Trauma May Have Higher Risk of Jail Time THURSDAY, Dec. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A traumatic brain injury may be linked to a young adult's higher chances of ending up in jail, a new Canadian study suggests. "These findings contribute to emerging research suggesting traumatic brain injury is an important risk factor for involvement with the criminal justice system," said lead author Dr. Flora Matheson, of the Centre for Urban Health Solutions at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto...

  • Your Recipe for a Healthy, Delicious Holiday Season

    Posted: 12/02/2016

    Your Recipe for a Healthy, Delicious Holiday Season WEDNESDAY, Nov. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The holidays can become one big pig out, but experts say it's possible to maintain healthy eating habits while you celebrate. "It's important to not look at holiday events as if they are an all-you-can-eat situation. Listen to your body. Serve yourself smaller portions and only go back for seconds if you are still hungry. Don't plan to eat everything at the table, and instead, only serve yourself your favori...

  • Your Birth Year Might Help Shield You From Bird Flu Strains

    Posted: 11/17/2016

    Your Birth Year Might Help Shield You From Bird Flu Strains THURSDAY, Nov. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The year you were born could help predict your risk of becoming seriously ill or dying after exposure to a flu virus that jumped from animals to humans, researchers suggest. It was believed that previous exposure to a flu virus offered people little to no protection against new animal-origin flu viruses, according to investigators from the University of Arizona in Tucson and the University of Californ...

  • Your Post-Heart Attack Survival May Depend on Choice of Hospital

    Posted: 10/14/2016

    Your Post-Heart Attack Survival May Depend on Choice of Hospital THURSDAY, Oct. 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Older heart attack victims who receive immediate high-quality care from their hospital often wind up with a long-term survival advantage, a new study reports. Medicare recipients can gain as much as a year of additional life if they are treated at a hospital that has a better track record of keeping all heart attack patients alive for the first 30 days after their emergency, the researchers found....

  • Your Biological Clock: Why Some Age Faster Than Others

    Posted: 10/06/2016

    Your Biological Clock: Why Some Age Faster Than Others WEDNESDAY, Sept. 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Some adults age faster biologically than others, and may die early even if they have healthy lifestyles, researchers report. The international team of scientists analyzed DNA in blood samples from more than 13,000 people in the United States and Europe and used an "epigenetic clock" to predict their life spans. The clock calculates the aging of blood and other tissues by tracking a natural process (methy...

  • Young Football Players Tackle Greatest Concussion Risk at Practice

    Posted: 08/31/2016

    Young Football Players Tackle Greatest Concussion Risk at Practice TUESDAY, Aug. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children under the age of 14 who play football are at risk of concussions, and a small study suggests that high-magnitude head impacts are more likely to occur in practices than in games in this age group. The study also found that one specific type of tackling drill posed the highest risk of head-rattling collisions in these young players. "High-magnitude head impacts are more likely to result ...

  • Your Child's Asthma and Ozone

    Posted: 08/25/2016

    Your Child's Asthma and Ozone Air pollution can be a problem for many people who live in and near cities. And for children with asthma, air pollution can cause serious health problems. Ozone and air pollution can be a trigger for your child's asthma. As with all triggers, the key is to avoid or minimize exposure as much as possible. One of the main signs of poor air quality is a high amount of ozone. Ozone is a gas that forms when certain chemicals and toxins in the air mix with heat and sunlight. High ...