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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…

Same-sex couples have better interactions with one another than straight couples, study shows

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Oct 08, 2020 … RIVERSIDE, Calif. — A first-of-its-kind study conducted at the University of California, Riverside finds same-sex couples do a better job of having high-quality interactions with one another than their straight counterparts. Besides just daily interactions between those two types of couples, researchers also compared typical social networks between same-sex and heterosexual couples. This led them to…

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…

Eat Nuts Two Times a Week To Lower Risk Of Death From Heart Disease

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Sep 13, 2020 … PARIS — Nuts are a go-to snack for millions all over the world, and for good reason. Besides the fact that they’re delicious, making them a regular part of your diet boasts a number of health benefits. Now, a new study just presented at the European Society of Cardiology’s annual conference reveals yet another reason why…

Snack with caution: Watching TV while eating prevents us from realizing when we’re full

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Sep 11, 2020 … BRIGHTON, United Kingdom — Do you ever wonder how that giant bag of popcorn is empty by the end of the movie? A recent study finds snackers have a hard time realizing they’re full and wind up overeating while focusing on other things. Researchers say the more our brains lock in on something, especially watching television,…

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.…

Blood pressure medications not linked to cancer risk, scientists say

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Sep 01, 2020 … SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS, France — Patients with high blood pressure have plenty to worry about without thinking their medications will make them sick. For decades however, there have been conflicting reports that antihypertensive drugs may increase a person’s risk for cancer. Now, a new study is debunking these claims. British researchers say there is no evidence…