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Archive for May, 2015

Women’s Hearts may be damaged by Life Events


Date: May 31st, 2015

Research shows that women who are middle-aged, or older, will have a sixty five percent higher chance of having a heart attack after they experience traumatic life events such as major illness, the death of a loved one, a natural disaster, or severe financial difficulties.

Breast Cancer Recurrence Lower when Mom’s Breastfeed


Date: May 30th, 2015

A recent study indicates that women who breastfeed their babies, and develop breast cancer later in life, are more likely to see that cancer go into remission with no recurrence.

MS Patients may not Recognize Emotions in Others


Date: May 29th, 2015

Imagine that you see someone crying and you cannot tell if that person is happy, sad, hurt, or scared. The Big Bang Theory has the character Sheldon often feel confused because he cannot tell when others are being sarcastic. Imagine that you could not empathize with others because you simply had no idea what they were feeling unless they told you.

Peer Pressure and Childhood Obesity


Date: May 28th, 2015

A study was done in the United Kingdom that indicated that childhood obesity was caused by different things according to the age of the child. The study also showed that children responded to different influences on their obesity as they age.

Restricting Calories may make you Angry


Date: May 27th, 2015

Most people are on edge when they are hungry. We are quicker to snap at others, to lose our tempers, and to become angered. Researchers from Howard Hughes Medical Institute have completed a study that may shed some light on why hunger makes us angry, and why some people seem to get more hostile than other people.

Drug Free Depression Treatments


Date: May 26th, 2015

Potassium Intake in Teen Years may Prevent High BP


Date: May 25th, 2015

We have all heard that what we do to our bodies when we are young will affect us when we are older. This is true and now we can add that what we put into our bodies today will affect our bodies when we are older.

More than half of all Adults Take 1 Aspirin a Day


Date: May 24th, 2015

A new survey sponsored by Partnership for Prevention and the Council on Aspirin for Health Prevention discovered that a little more than half of the adult population uses the one aspirin a day treatment plan to help prevent heart attacks, strokes, and other cardiovascular conditions.

Diabetes Risk in Children increased by Mothers Weight


Date: May 23rd, 2015

A mother’s obesity while she is pregnant may increase the odds that her child will develop Type I diabetes.

People with HCV may have Increased Cancer Risks


Date: May 22nd, 2015

An analysis of the medical records of patients who suffer from HCV shows that those patients had double the risk of developing many common cancers. This analysis was performed in San Diego by Anders Nyberg, MD. Nyberg is a part of Kaiser Permanente Southern California.