Chocolate Could Reduce The Risk Of Atrial Fibrillation

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According to a new study, eating chocolate may have more health benefits than believed. Research results were published in the journal Heart and show that chocolate could help lower the risk of atrial fibrillation.  Heart arrhythmia, also known as atrial fibrillation, is a condition which causes a fast and irregular heartbeat. This can lead to other serious problems including heart failure, … [Read more...]

Smoking Cigarettes Doesn’t Only Affect Your Lungs

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The common consensus is that tobacco harms and damages the lungs. Still, research already showed that it could do much more and affect other parts of a person's system as well. A new study indicates that cigarette smoking can cause more harm than most people believe. Still, most do know that smoking cigarettes can cause heart and respiratory problems as well as lung cancer. Smoking Cigarettes … [Read more...]

Latest Report Shows A Shift In The Age Of Women Having Babies

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The latest report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that there has been a shift in the average age of women having babies. For more than three decades, new mothers in their late 20s led with the highest birth rates. However, things changed last year. In 2016, women in their early 30s registered the highest number of births. The CDC released its preliminary results … [Read more...]

US Soldiers Discharged For Misconduct Suffer from Mental Health Problems

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A new report shows that most US soldiers discharged for misconduct suffered from mental health problems. The study analyzed soldiers released between 2011 and 2015. Some of the most common mental health problems detected included PTSD and traumatic brain injuries. Mental Health Problems Led to Quite a Number of Discharges The Government Accountability Office or GAO conducted this report. … [Read more...]

Authorities Released New Guidelines For Treating Osteoporosis

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The American College of Physicians (ACP) just announced new guidelines for treating osteoporosis. This is the deterioration of bone tissue which can increase the risk of bone fractures. It can especially happen in the hips and spinal column. The guidelines indicate that as many as half of all Americans are at risk for fractures due to a lowered bone density. New Guidelines, Various Changes The … [Read more...]

A New Study Linked Cotton Swabs To Thousands Of ER Visits

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A pediatric otolaryngologist, Kris Jatana, M.D., at National Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, released a new study targeting the problems of putting foreign objects in ear canals. Dr. Jatana said at least 30 children a day have to visit the ER due to cotton swabs. Cotton Swabs May Bring More Dangers Than Believed Although doctors have warned patients and parents about the risks of … [Read more...]

FDA Approves A New ALS Treatment, The First In 22 Years

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It took 22 years, but the Food and Drug Administration has just approved a new drug to treat amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. This new ALS treatment, Radicava, is only the second drug approved to address the affection in the United States. The first, riluzole, was approved in 1995. ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, is an incurable, progressive disease affecting approximately 12,000 to 15,000 … [Read more...]

Some 7000 Bodies May Be Buried Under A Mississippi Campus

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A new report shows that a plot of land part of the University of Mississippi Medical Center Campus or UMMC may be the final resting place of some 7000 bodies all buried in coffins. These could be the remains of the former patients of the Mississippi State Lunatic Asylum, the state’s first mental hospital. The 7000 Bodies Could Find A New Resting Place According to reports, specialists discovered … [Read more...]

New Drug for Liver Cancer: Regorafenib

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Medicine evolved a lot over the years as more and more drugs are tested and approved by the FDA. Despite this fact, in the last 10 years, no drug was approved for liver cancer. Until recently, this condition was treated with a drug named sorafenib. Now, the FDA approved a new drug for liver cancer: regorafenib. Although it has been on the market for quite some time, regorafenib was not approved … [Read more...]

Are Diet Sodas More Of A Health Risk Than Believed?

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A new study took a closer look at the effects of artificially sweetened drinks such as diet sodas on the organism. The researchers analyzed the health condition of several thousand adults, especially of those who consumed such beverages on a daily basis. According to the team, regular doses of such drinks could increase the risk of developing or suffering from health problems such as … [Read more...]