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Flavors added to vaping devices damage the heart, vanilla custard the most toxic of all

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Dec 17, 2020 … TAMPA, Fla. — While health officials and lawmakers continue trying to steer young people away from vaping, the wide variety of enticing flavors added to these products make that a tough task. Although most of the worry over vaping comes from the risk of addiction, lung damage, and threat of switching to conventional cigarettes, a…

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…

Replacing red meat with plant foods can lower heart disease risk in men

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Dec 12, 2020 … LONDON — Another study is suggesting that carnivores are doing it all wrong. Researchers in Boston say eating red meat of any kind can increase the chances of developing coronary heart disease (CHD), especially in men. Their findings reveal replacing meatier diets with plant foods, like beans and nuts, can help to reduce this risk.…

Coronavirus can enter a person’s brain through their nose, autopsies reveal

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Dec 01, 2020 … BERLIN, Germany — Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, the fear has been COVID-19 reaching a patient’s respiratory system and damaging the lungs. A new study finds the virus can also enter a person’s brain through their nose. Researchers in Germany say this explains symptoms including loss of smell and taste, headaches, fatigue, nausea, and dizziness. In…

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.…

What was a funeral like 8,000 years ago? Newly discovered child burial site reveals ancient secrets

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Nov 06, 2020 … ALOR ISLAND, Indonesia — Humanity has done a pretty good job of recording its collective history over the past two or three thousand years. Earlier time periods, though, are still very much shrouded in mystery. Now, a groundbreaking new archeological discovery in Indonesia is revealing secrets from 8,000 years ago. Archeologists from The Australian National University…

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…

People experience fewer debilitating symptoms before death compared to 20 years ago

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Nov 04, 2020 … NEW HAVEN, Conn — The end of life can be a painful and distressing time for seniors and their caregivers. While many adults will experience a number of debilitating symptoms in their old age, a new study reveals that trend is changing. Researchers in Connecticut say the number of problems restricting senior health is actually…

Social isolation puts women at higher risk for high blood pressure than men

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Oct 30, 2020 … Author: “Among older adults, social isolation is the largest known risk factor for mortality, equal only to smoking.” VANCOUVER, British Columbia — It’s no secret that the coronavirus pandemic has forced millions of people to be more isolated than they normally are. Studies have revealed the negative impact this can have on a person’s mental and…

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…

Artificially sweetened drinks may be just as bad for your heart as sugary beverages

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Oct 27, 2020 … WASHINGTON — Sugary drinks are a popular target of health experts and even local governments. While many try to curb the public’s intake of sugar, a study finds a common alternative to these drinks may be just as bad. Researchers in France say artificially sweetened drinks also increase the risk for heart disease. Until now, the…

Cows relaxed by the voices of humans, but much prefer their presence over recordings

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Oct 24, 2020 … VIENNA, Austria — Are you a person that enjoys speaking to someone in person rather than over the phone? It turns out cows do too. A study of animal behavior reveals these gentle milk-makers prefer live interactions with humans rather than hearing voices over a speaker. Researchers from the University of Veterinary Medicine in Austria…

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…