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Why you get tipsy after just one drink: Scientists say alcohol really does go straight to the head!

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Mar 27, 2021 … BETHESDA, Md. — The old adage claiming alcohol “goes straight to the head” is actually true according to new research. Scientists say booze breaks down in the brain, rather than the liver. The finding turns previous theories upside down and scientists believe it holds the key to combating binge drinking and alcoholism. Researchers hope the…

‘Shocking’ study finds Millennials, Gen Xers are in poorer health than their parents

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Mar 22, 2021 … COLUMBUS, Ohio — While it’s a common belief that most things get better with each passing generation, it appears health is not one of them. Researchers from The Ohio State University find the overall health of younger generations in America is getting worse over time. Specifically, millennials and members of Generation X are facing higher risks…

Hold the bacon: Processed meat greatly increases chances of having dementia

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Mar 22, 2021 … LEEDS, United Kingdom — Can a slice of bacon a day lead to dementia later in life? Researchers from the University of Leeds say eating just a small amount of processed meat each day significantly increases the risk of mental decline. Their study of nearly 500,000 people in the United Kingdom finds consuming 25 grams daily…

‘Good’ cholesterol not as healthy as thought, could raise heart attack risk

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Feb 26, 2021 … BARCELONA, Spain — The line between “good” and “bad” cholesterol just became a little bit more blurry. Researchers in Spain say not all HDL cholesterol, or good cholesterol, particles are helpful when it comes to cardiovascular disease. Their study finds if those particles are too big, a person’s “good” cholesterol can actually lead to serious…

This ‘miracle poison’ could lead to new treatments for various diseases, scientists say

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Feb 26, 2021 … CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — When people hear about botulinum toxin, they usually think of a treatment for wrinkles or a deadly chemical. Scientists at Harvard University note this “miracle poison” can also help with chronic migraines and neurological conditions like muscle spasms. Now, they say you may soon be able to add treating a host of…

Gum disease increases the risk of heart attack, cardiovascular disease

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Feb 23, 2021 … CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — In a romantic sense, it’s often hard for the mouth to verbalize how the heart is feeling. When it comes to matters of pure physical health, however, a new study suggests the heart and mouth are better connected. Researchers from Forsyth Institute and Harvard University report people dealing with periodontitis are at…

There’s ‘no limit’ to benefits of exercise when it comes to heart health, study shows

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Jan 18, 2021 … OXFORD, England — Here’s another reason to make a daily jog or bike ride a priority. There is simply no limit to the benefits of exercise for our hearts, according to the largest ever study of its kind. Researchers at Oxford University say the lowest risk of cardiovascular disease, including conditions such as a heart…

There’s simply no medical justification for police use of neck restraints, study concludes

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Dec 30, 2020 … BOSTON, Mass. — The use of excessive and at times deadly force by U.S. police officers has been under the microscope long before 2020. The death of George Floyd earlier this year however, brought the topic to the forefront of conversations across the country. Now, a new study from neurologists at Massachusetts General Hospital concludes…

Having high blood pressure for any length of time can speed up cognitive decline

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Dec 14, 2020 … DALLAS, Texas — Having high blood pressure typically means trouble for a patient’s heart. A new study by researchers with the American Heart Association (AHA) finds blood pressure issues, at any age, can also create danger for a patient’s brain as well. According to their study, even slightly elevated blood pressure for any period of time…

Vitamin D, fish oil supplements won’t lower AFib risk, study reveals

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Nov 17, 2020 … LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Besides just interfering with everyday life, an irregular heartbeat, also significantly raises one’s risk of suffering a stroke or heart attack. Many take both vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acid fish oil supplements to avoid developing this condition, atrial fibrillation (AFib), but a new study finds both of these won’t actually help.…

Mothers’ lifestyle determines when children will develop heart disease, study shows

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Nov 06, 2020 … Author: “Our study suggests that mothers are the primary gatekeepers of their children’s health.” SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS, France — Parents impart many things to their children. A study by the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) says this doesn’t just apply to what parents teach their kids, but also to the health they pass on to them as…

Heavier newborn babies have higher risk of developing atrial fibrillation as adults

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Oct 28, 2020 … BEIJING, China — Health experts say a big birth weight usually means that child will be a big adult. An international study finds a larger birth weight can also spell trouble for that child’s heart later in life. Researchers say babies weighing well over eight pounds or more have a significantly higher risk for developing…

One-third of COVID-19 patients suffer potentially permanent brain damage

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Oct 28, 2020 … HOUSTON — For most patients, COVID-19 is a severe threat to their lungs. While some patients deal with complications like stroke and headaches, doctors had not definitively linked the illness to brain trauma. Now, a study finds new evidence coronavirus can have a negative and possibly permanent impact on the brain. Researchers from Baylor College of…