Archive for January, 2013

Sleeping Pills Can Kill You

January 31, 2013
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Between 6% and 10% of U.S. adults take “hypnotic” drugs (prescription sleeping pills) in a given year. These include benzodiazepines, nonbenzodiazepines, zaleplon, barbiturates, and sedative antihistamines. What most people don’t know is that the risk of death greatly increases relative to the number of times people take sleeping drugs. Those who take hypnotics once...
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Spine Surgery Has Lots of Risks

January 29, 2013
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According to a recent study, “major spinal surgery in the adult is associated with a high incidence of intra- and postoperative complications.” How often are there complications? The actual number may surprise you: 87% of patients had at least one documented complication. 39% of these were serious enough to extend their hospital stay. 73.5%...
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Diet Soft Drinks Cause Stroke?

January 24, 2013
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While drinking diet soft drinks may help reduce the amount of carbs a person consumes, they are not without their downside. As one study points out, they have a significant impact on your risk of an adverse “vascular event” like a stroke, myocardial infarction or some kind of vascular death. Researchers found that “those...
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Cancer Loves Carbs

January 22, 2013
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According to a recent study, “over the last years, evidence has accumulated suggesting that by systematically reducing the amount of dietary carbohydrates (CHOs) one could suppress, or at least delay, the emergence of cancer, and that proliferation of already existing tumor cells could be slowed down. This hypothesis is supported by the association between...
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Omega-3: Very Important

January 17, 2013
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A new study looked at the impact of omega-3 fatty acids (docosahexaenoic acid – DHA and eicosapentaenoic acid – EPA) on cognitive impairment for seniors who are free of dementia. Researchers found that people with lower DHA and EPA levels scored lower when tested for visual memory, executive function and abstract thinking. Lower levels...
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For Men – Fitness Reduces Mortality Risks, Weight Loss Doesn’t

January 15, 2013
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A remarkable study compared fitness and weight loss to see which had the greatest impact in reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease death and “all-cause mortality” (death from anything) for men. The study involved over 14,000 men with an average age of 44 years. After almost 11 ½ years, the researchers examined the results,...
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Consistent Long Overtime Hours Linked to Depression

January 10, 2013
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Working 11+ hours a day can take a toll on your mind as well as your body. In addition to feeling tired and stressed, you also may be more likely to suffer a “major depressive episode.” A recent study found that those who consistently worked more than 11 hours per day were almost two...
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Green Tea Keeps Seniors Moving

January 8, 2013
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Maintain your quality of life as you get older can be a challenge. As you get older, it gets harder to keep your body functioning they way it did when you were young. It can be more work to maintain your strength, balance and endurance. This is particularly true if you are over 65...
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