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A Grateful Heart May Be a Healthy Heart
A Grateful Heart May Be a Healthy Heart MONDAY, April 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Being thankful for the good things in life may benefit heart failure patients, a new study suggests. The research included almost 200 heart failure patients who didn't ...
About 1 in 10 Kids Tries E-Cigarettes
About 1 in 10 Kids Tries E-Cigarettes WEDNESDAY, April 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- While many teenagers try electronic cigarettes, few become regular users, according to a new study. The research included more than 10,000 children from Wales who were...
Americans Get Too Many Tests Before Cataract Surgery, Study Finds
Americans Get Too Many Tests Before Cataract Surgery, Study Finds WEDNESDAY, April 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Older Americans get a lot of unnecessary tests before they undergo cataract surgery, a new study suggests. Experts said the findings highli...
Americans' Gut Bacteria Lack Diversity, Researchers Find
Americans' Gut Bacteria Lack Diversity, Researchers Find THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Americans have fewer types of intestinal bacteria than people in less-developed countries, according to a new study. The likely cause? Bacteria are l...
Asthma Rates Similar Among Black Children in Urban, Rural Areas: Study
Asthma Rates Similar Among Black Children in Urban, Rural Areas: Study THURSDAY, April 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Asthma rates are essentially identical among black children living in Detroit and rural Georgia, researchers report. The finding challen...
Are Heart Surgery Patients Losing Too Much Blood to Tests?
Are Heart Surgery Patients Losing Too Much Blood to Tests? TUESDAY, April 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Heart surgery patients often undergo dozens of blood tests while they're hospitalized, potentially losing half a liter of blood or more over time, a ...
Arts, Crafts, Socializing May Buoy the Aging Brain
Arts, Crafts, Socializing May Buoy the Aging Brain WEDNESDAY, April 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Adults who pursue artistic, craft and social activities may stay mentally sharp longer, a new study suggests. Researchers found that older adults involved ...
Antibody Holds Promise as Weapon Against HIV
Antibody Holds Promise as Weapon Against HIV WEDNESDAY, April 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Therapy with a human antibody appears to reduce levels of the HIV virus in the blood for at least a month, preliminary research suggests. Antibodies are the part...
Alcoholics Face Greater Death Risk When Hospitalized
Alcoholics Face Greater Death Risk When Hospitalized TUESDAY, April 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Hospital patients who are alcoholics have an increased risk of dying in the hospital, a new study finds. Researchers looked at about 12 years of data from ...
As the Weather Warms, Avoid Gardening's Pitfalls
As the Weather Warms, Avoid Gardening's Pitfalls TUESDAY, April 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise and fresh food are among the benefits of gardening, but there are also potential hazards that you can take steps to avoid, the U.S. Centers for Diseas...