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Bad shoulder? Exercising just one arm still increases strength in the other, study shows

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Oct 23, 2020 … JOONDALUP, Australia — How would you like to cut your workout routine in half? Researchers at Edith Cowan University say training just one arm still provides benefits for the other arm even if you never move it once. The study is providing new evidence that exercise for people who have suffered an injury is helpful in…

Prescription for trouble: Most heart failure patients leave hospital with 10+ medications

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Oct 13, 2020 … DALLAS, Texas — For many older Americans, it can be a challenge keeping track of all the prescription drugs they take. A new study finds some are taking a staggering number of medications. For those at risk for heart failure, researchers say some of those drugs might be making their problems worse. A report by the…

High blood pressure medications can lower risk of death from flu, pneumonia

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Oct 03, 2020 … AARHUS, Denmark — Another flu season is on the way. For people dealing with high blood pressure, that can mean worries about fatal complications like heart attack and stroke. A new study has good news for patients on certain blood pressure medications. Researchers in Denmark say ACE inhibitors and angiotensin II receptor blockers can protect…

Stricken with stress? Just 10 minutes of massage can bring relief

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Sep 21, 2020 … New study is first to show that a brief massage activates the stress-zapping parasympathetic nervous system. KONSTANZ, Germany — Finding the time to relax and unwind after a stressful day can be almost as infuriating as the original stressors themselves. We all lead fast-paced lives (even during a pandemic) and many say the biggest obstacle they…

Red meat even worse for you when you cook it on the grill, study says

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Sep 09, 2020 … ADELAIDE, Australia — For most meat eaters, there’s nothing better than a perfectly cooked steak. Unfortunately, a new report says grilling red meat is also cooking up trouble for your heart. A University of South Australia study finds certain cooking methods produce a compound that may increase the risks for heart disease, stroke, and diabetic complications.…

New blood thinner can prevent blood clots without risk of excessive bleeding

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Aug 21, 2020 … LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Blood thinners commonly help people with heart-related illnesses, stroke, or at risk for heart attacks. Although they are very effective at preventing blood clots, they also have dangerous side-effects. One of the biggest issues is excessive bleeding and the inability to clot wounds. Now, scientists at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne…

Wealthy men twice as likely to develop high blood pressure than those with low income

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Jul 27, 2020 … SAPPORO, Japan – Low socioeconomic status is linked to reduced life expectancy and is considered a risk factor for poor health and premature death. Despite this, a new study by researchers at the Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine in Japan reveals that men with a higher income have a greater risk of developing high…

Lifestyle Changes In COVID-19 Era Helping People Get More Sleep, But Quality Is Worse

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Jul 26, 2020 … BASEL, Switzerland — There hasn’t been much for people to do while living in a coronavirus lockdown. Two new studies say there has been one benefit to quarantine — the world is catching up on their sleep. The studies, published in the journal Current Biology, found that global stay-at-home orders have allowed people to get more…

Vision protector: Newly developed eye drops may stop RVO, a major cause of blindness

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Jun 30, 2020 … NEW YORK — They say the eyes are a window to the soul, but they’re also a doorway to the world. More so than smell, sound, taste, and touch, our vision allows us to experience and understand our environment. It’s an ability that’s easily taken for granted, but there’s also perhaps no scarier thought than the…

Accidental discovery leads to Parkinson’s disease cure in mice

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Jun 26, 2020 … SAN DIEGO – Sometimes, scientific breakthroughs occur when researchers aren’t exactly looking for them. While attempting to better understand the function of a protein in connective tissue cells, UC San Diego School of Medicine scientists found a way to transform multiple types of cells into neurons. This discovery has led to the development of a treatment…

Study Reveals How Poor Sleep Raises Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

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Jun 17, 2020 … BERKELEY, Calif. — Can’t get a good night’s sleep? For many years, researchers have known that there is an association between interrupted sleep and an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. The mechanism that causes this increased risk has eluded scientists — until now. Researchers from the University of California at Berkeley say that interrupted sleep…

More Than a Bad Cough: COVID-19 Poses Serious Threat to Entire Nervous System

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Jun 13, 2020 … CHICAGO – While COVID-19 was initially thought to target only the respiratory system, recent evidence suggests that the virus impacts multiple other organs. Adding to that evidence is a new study by researchers at Northwestern University which suggests that COVID-19 threatens the entire nervous system. In the study, researchers reviewed previous studies of patients hospitalized with…

Do Good, Live Longer: Volunteering May Add Years To Lifespan, Improves Overall Well-Being

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Jun 12, 2020 … BOSTON — Whether it’s planting trees or serving food to the homeless, volunteering your time for the greater good makes a difference in the lives of many. As it turns out, doing good deeds also benefits your body, too. A new study out of Harvard shows that people who regularly volunteer enjoy longer, happier, healthier lives. …