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3 weeks ago Posted in: Health News

Increase in Presence of Opioids in Auto Accidents

According to a recent study performed at Columbia University, the involvement of prescription opioids in fatal car accidents has increased sevenfold in the United States between the years 2005 and 2015. For the study, which was published in the American Journal of Public Health, researchers looked at the percentage of individuals killed in car accidents Read More

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2 months ago Posted in: Health News

Is the Fountain of Youth Simpler Than We Thought?

What if, instead of relying on anti-wrinkle creams, you could achieve a more youthful appearance with some makeup application? Could enhancing your lips and eyes really take any years off of your appearance? It’s possible, according to a study published in the Frontiers of Psychology. The study was performed by a team of French and Read More

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3 months ago Posted in: Health News

How Avocados Benefit Your Eyes & Brain

You’ve likely heard about how an apple a day keeps the doctor away. But have you heard about the benefits of an avocado a day? According to a new study performed at Tufts University, eating one whole, fresh avocado each day can contribute to better eye and brain function in older adults who are otherwise Read More

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4 months ago Posted in: Health News

Warm-Up Routine Could Reduce Childhood Soccer Injuries

Sports scientists at the University of Basel recently conducted a study demonstrating that the use of a warm-up program designed specifically for children was able to decrease the odds of a player suffering from an injury. In fact, the odds were decreased by half. The study was published in Sports Medicine. The warm-up routine that Read More

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5 months ago Posted in: Health News

Children & Holiday Safety

With the arrival of the holidays, the American Academy of Pediatrics is making sure that parents know the best ways to be safe when it comes to children and holiday decorations. While it can be tempting to overwhelm your senses with candles and colorful string lights, it’s important to make child safety a priority just Read More

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7 months ago Posted in: Health News

Sleep Apnea & Hot Flashes in Menopause

According to a new study published by the North American Menopause Society, menopausal women who suffer from severe hot flashes may also be at greater risk for sleep apnea. This is concerning because sleep apnea has been linked to increased risk for cardiovascular problems such as heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure. Sleep apnea Read More

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7 months ago Posted in: Health News

New Study Looks at Tanning Addiction

According to a new study, more than 20 percent of young white women who have visited a tanning salon become addicted to the service. This is 1 in 5 women—and the addiction remains despite the risks of premature aging and skin cancer. Additionally, these women also seem to depend on tanning in order to feel Read More

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8 months ago Posted in: Health News

FDA Emphasizes Danger of Sleep Positioners

A recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) news release emphasizes that infants should only be put to sleep on their backs on a cleared, firm surface with no use of sleep positioners. Sleep positioners, also referred to as anti-roll supports or nests, can be dangerous. These products are most commonly formed by two raised Read More

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8 months ago Posted in: Health News

Diabetes & Fracture Risk in Seniors

Researchers at Hebrew SeniorLife’s Institute for Aging Research in Boston think they may have discovered why seniors with type 2 diabetes appear to be at an increased risk for fractures. Fractures in the older population, especially those with osteoporosis (loss of bone density), can lead to disability, decreased quality of life, high health care costs, Read More

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9 months ago Posted in: Health News

NSAIDs Could Increase Blood Pressure in Arthritis Patients

A new study published in the European Heart Journal indicates that nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen, might raise blood pressure in patients with arthritis. According to the study, 30 million Americans have osteoarthritis. Of those patients, 40 percent also have high blood pressure. By managing high blood pressure in patients with arthritis, more Read More

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9 months ago Posted in: Health News

A Look at Violent Neighborhoods & Test Scores

In previous studies, it has been determined that kids living in violent neighborhoods often perform poorly on tests. Researchers at Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy recently looked at why in an attempt to explain this link and why it occurs. The study, which was published in the journal Child Development, showed that Read More

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10 months ago Posted in: Health News

New Treatment Could Make More Kidney Transplants Possible

A preliminary study published in the New England Journal of Medicine shows that a new treatment might make it possible for more patients to get a kidney transplant. There are more than 100,000 Americans waiting for a kidney transplant, and one-third of these patients are sensitized. This means that they have a large number of Read More

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10 months ago Posted in: Health News

Study Looks at Vitamin D and Reducing Colds

A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that contrary to popular belief, a higher dosage of vitamin D may not actually help to protect children from colds during the winter months. Dr. Jonathon Maguire, the study’s leader and a pediatrician at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, indicated that the Read More

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11 months ago Posted in: Health News

Could Shingles Be Tied to Stroke & Heart Attack Risk?

A new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology suggests that shingles may be tied to an increased risk for heart disease. The researchers for the study looked at medical records for more than 23,000 people in South Korea who had shingles. The medical records spanned from 2003 to 2013. The Read More

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11 months ago Posted in: Health News

Could Fever in Pregnancy Contribute to Autism?

A recent study published in Molecular Psychiatry suggests that any type of fever during pregnancy can increase the risk of a child developing an autism spectrum disorder later in life. The study’s data showed that one episode of a fever in the second trimester could increase autism risk by 40 percent. Several instances of fever Read More

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