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  • Younger People With Diabetes Have 7 Times Greater Risk of Sudden Heart Death

    Posted: 11/22/2017

    Younger People With Diabetes Have 7 Times Greater Risk of Sudden Heart Death MONDAY, Nov. 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- People younger than 50 with diabetes have a seven-times higher risk of dying from sudden cardiac death, preliminary research suggests. And their risk of dying from any kind of heart disease is eight times higher than for those without diabetes, the long-term Danish study also found. "It is important that healthcare providers are aware that young patients with diabetes have an elevated r...

  • Your Blood Type May Determine How Smog Affects Your Heart

    Posted: 11/22/2017

    Your Blood Type May Determine How Smog Affects Your Heart TUESDAY, Nov. 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- People with certain blood types are at increased risk for a heart attack from high levels of air pollution, a new study finds. Specifically, people with coronary artery disease who have A, B or AB blood types are more likely than those with the O blood type to have a heart attack when exposed to high levels of small particulate PM2.5 air pollution. That is described by the U.S. Environmental Protection A...

  • Your Friends May Be Key to a Healthy Aging Brain

    Posted: 11/20/2017

    Your Friends May Be Key to a Healthy Aging Brain WEDNESDAY, Nov. 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Getting along well with others may do more than just make life less stressful for seniors. A new study suggests that warm, supportive relationships might give a big memory boost to the aging brain. Researchers found that so-called SuperAgers -- people 80 or older with the memory powers of those 50 to 65 -- were more likely than those with average memory to report positive relationships in their lives. "One expla...

  • Yoga May Give Lung Cancer Patients, Caregivers a Boost

    Posted: 11/18/2017

    Yoga May Give Lung Cancer Patients, Caregivers a Boost TUESDAY, Nov. 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For advanced lung cancer patients, yoga appears to help improve their overall physical function, stamina and mental health. And it appears to give their caregivers a boost, as well. The findings stem from a small study of 26 patients and caregivers. The study participants, most of whom were in their 60s, took part in an average of 12 yoga sessions. The focus was on breathing exercises, physical postures and ...

  • Yoga + Aerobics Doubles Heart Benefits

    Posted: 11/02/2017

    Yoga + Aerobics Doubles Heart Benefits FRIDAY, Oct. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A combination of yoga and aerobic exercise may benefit people with heart disease, according to a new study. "Combined Indian yoga and aerobic exercise reduce mental, physical and vascular stress and can lead to decreased cardiovascular mortality and morbidity," said study authors Sonal Tanwar and Dr. Naresh Sen, from Hridaya Ganesha Sunil Memorial Superspeciality Hospital in Jaipur, India. The study included 750 obese India...

  • Your Robot Masseuse Will See You Now

    Posted: 10/23/2017

    Your Robot Masseuse Will See You Now THURSDAY, Oct. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The backaches of the future may have a new remedy -- developers say a robot masseuse is now treating patients in Singapore. Known as Emma (for Expert Manipulative Massage Automation), the robot mimics the human palm and thumb and specializes in back and knee massages, according to its developers. It is used alongside a doctor and massage therapist and, the developers said, "provides a massage that is described by patients a...

  • Your Sociability May Hinge on 'Love Hormone'

    Posted: 10/12/2017

    Your Sociability May Hinge on 'Love Hormone' FRIDAY, Sept. 29, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- If you like to hang out with friends, it might be due to the "love hormone" oxytocin, a new mouse study suggests. Oxytocin promotes socialization by triggering pleasurable feelings when people get together, said Stanford University researchers. "Our study reveals new insights about the brain circuitry behind social reward, the positive experience you often get when you run into an old friend or meet somebody you like...

  • Yoga May Bring Better Sleep to Breast Cancer Patients

    Posted: 10/04/2017

    Yoga May Bring Better Sleep to Breast Cancer Patients FRIDAY, Sept. 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A certain type of yoga may provide lasting benefits for breast cancer patients who have trouble sleeping, researchers report. The study included 227 women undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer who were randomly assigned to one of three groups. One group practiced Tibetan yoga at least twice a week, another group did a simple stretching program, and the third group received usual care (the "control" group...

  • Youth Football Ups Odds of Brain Problems in Adulthood

    Posted: 09/28/2017

    Youth Football Ups Odds of Brain Problems in Adulthood TUESDAY, Sept. 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Kids who start playing tackle football before age 12 have a higher risk of mental and behavioral problems in adulthood than their counterparts who began playing at older ages, a new study suggests. Researchers say playing tackle football at a younger age boosted the odds of later problems with behavioral control, apathy, thinking and decision-making by twofold compared to other players. They also said the ...

  • Young Kids With Cellphones Face a Hidden Risk

    Posted: 09/27/2017

    Young Kids With Cellphones Face a Hidden Risk FRIDAY, Sept. 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Cyberbullying starts early, and 8- and 9-year-olds with cellphones are especially vulnerable, new research finds. "Parents often cite the benefits of giving their child a cellphone, but our research suggests that giving young children these devices may have unforeseen risks as well," said study researcher Elizabeth Englander, a professor of psychology at Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts. She and her col...