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Pot Plus Booze Doubles Odds for Drunk Driving, Study Says
Pot Plus Booze Doubles Odds for Drunk Driving, Study Says TUESDAY, April 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Drinkers who smoke marijuana as they imbibe are twice as likely to drive drunk compared with people who stick to alcohol alone, a new study reports. ...
Pharmacists Key to Whether Patients Take Blood Thinners
Pharmacists Key to Whether Patients Take Blood Thinners TUESDAY, April 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of older Americans are prescribed a blood thinner to help reduce the stroke risks associated with a dangerous irregular heart beat known as at...
Physical Therapy Equals Surgery for Certain Lower Back Pain, Study Says
Physical Therapy Equals Surgery for Certain Lower Back Pain, Study Says TUESDAY, April 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Physical therapy may be just as good as surgery for older adults with a type of chronic lower back pain, new research suggests. Standard...
Pouch in Heart May Trigger Unexplained Strokes: Study
Pouch in Heart May Trigger Unexplained Strokes: Study TUESDAY, April 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A pouch-like structure in the heart may be the source of some strokes that have no other known cause, a new study suggests. This pouch in the heart's left...
Placenta Test Measures Babies' Exposure to Arsenic
Placenta Test Measures Babies' Exposure to Arsenic TUESDAY, April 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A pregnant woman's placenta can reliably measure exposure to the toxic metal arsenic in both the mother and her unborn baby, new research finds. "Our finding...
Packaged Grocery Foods Often High in Salt, Study Finds
Packaged Grocery Foods Often High in Salt, Study Finds THURSDAY, April 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More than half of packaged grocery store foods included in a new study contained too much added salt, U.S. health officials reported Thursday. That's im...
Progress in Battling Advanced Ovarian Cancer
Progress in Battling Advanced Ovarian Cancer SATURDAY, March 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental vaccine and a drug already on the market each may help slow down advanced ovarian cancer, two new studies suggest. In one, of just 31 patients, r...
Processed Foods the Biggest Chunk of Calories in U.S. Groceries: Study
Processed Foods the Biggest Chunk of Calories in U.S. Groceries: Study SUNDAY, March 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Highly processed foods account for more than 60 percent of the calories in products Americans routinely buy in grocery stores, a new stud...
Painful Knee Arthritis May Be Linked to Premature Death
Painful Knee Arthritis May Be Linked to Premature Death FRIDAY, March 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Painful knee arthritis is associated with an increased risk of premature death in women, a new study suggests. Women with osteoarthritis-related knee pa...
People May Grow More Trusting With Age, Study Finds
People May Grow More Trusting With Age, Study Finds FRIDAY, March 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Far from the "grumpy old men" stereotype, people may actually become more trusting -- and happier -- with age, a new study suggests. "When we think of old a...