24-Hour Shifts Can Play Havoc With the Heart

FRIDAY, Dec. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Sleep deprivation while working 24-hour shifts affects heart function, a new German study suggests. “These findings may help us better understand how workload and shift duration affect public health,” said lead researcher Dr. Daniel Kuetting, from the department of diagnostic and interventional radiology at the University of Bonn. […]




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Low-Carb Diet May Aid Your Metabolism

FRIDAY, Dec. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Eating low-carbohydrate meals may lead to healthy changes in a woman’s metabolism that don’t occur when consuming higher-carbohydrate meals, a small study suggests. The researchers also found that the timing of exercise may play a role in how beneficial it is for your metabolism. The study’s senior author, […]




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Mice May Be Key to Kids’ Asthma Attacks at School

Mice May Be Key to Kids’ Asthma Attacks at School By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Research investigating schoolchildren’s asthma attacks has pointed to a tiny foe: mice. Allergens from the rodents can infiltrate the air, the study found, and may be a major cause of asthma attacks in […]




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More Doctors Willing to Hide Mistakes, Survey Says

Dec. 2, 2016 — Seven percent of doctors say it’s acceptable to hide a clinical mistake that harms a patient, while another 14% leave the door open, saying “it depends,” according to a new survey. True, a clear majority of surveyed doctors — 78% — say it’s never OK to cover up or avoid revealing […]




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‘Halo’ Effect Common After Lasik Eye Surgery

FRIDAY, Dec. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Nine out of 10 Lasik laser eye surgery patients report satisfaction afterwards. But a sizable percentage experience new visual disturbances — like seeing halos around lights — up to six months after the procedure, a new study finds. “While Lasik has long since been proven safe and effective […]




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Another Miami Neighborhood Now Zika-Free

FRIDAY, Dec. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) — The Little River section of Miami is no longer an area where local Zika infection is active, Florida health officials reported Friday. While Florida Gov. Rick Scott said the development was great news for the state, he also asked residents to continue doing what they can to stop […]




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Students Make Martin Shkreli’s Drug for $2 a Pill

Dec. 1, 2016 — A team of Australian high school students recreated the drug Daraprim for just $2 a pill in order to prove how cheap it is to make. Last fall, U.S. biotech executive Martin Shkreli sparked outrage when he boosted the price of the drug by more than 4,000 percent, to $750 a […]




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Can Time Outdoors Reduce Nearsightedness?

THURSDAY, Dec. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Spending more time outside early in life may offer some protection against nearsightedness, a new study suggests. The European study authors suspect that additional exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet B (UVB) rays may play a role in reducing nearsightedness — the inability to see clearly at a distance, […]




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Vegetarian Diets Good for People and the Planet

The latest U.S. government dietary guidelines include a vegetarian diet as one of three examples of a healthful eating plan, said Connie Diekman, director of university nutrition at Washington University in St. Louis. Still, any diet is only as good as a person’s food choices. If you subsist on white rice, Levin pointed out, that […]




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Chef Ernest Quansah Tells How He Cured His Type 2 Diabetes

When Ernest Quansah was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, he got serious about changing his habits and living healthier. Here’s his story. I’m a chef and pastry chef by trade. I would bake desserts, cookies, and cakes and eat them for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Overworked and stressed, I didn’t have time to take proper […]




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