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Archive for January, 2014

Greater Muscle Strength Saves Teens

January 30, 2014
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A study of over 1 million teens found that muscle strength has an impact on their risk of death at an early age. The authors found that: “High muscular strength in adolescence, as assessed by knee extension and handgrip tests, was associated with a 20-35% lower risk of premature mortality (death) due to any...
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Drug Company Research Biased?

January 28, 2014
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A study was conducted comparing research paid for by drug and device companies with studies by independent authors. Not surprisingly the “sponsorship of drug and device studies by the manufacturing company leads to more favorable results and conclusions than sponsorship by other sources.” Researchers noted that “our analyses suggest the existence of an industry...
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Sodas Increase Risk of Heart Disease

January 24, 2014
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According to a new study, drinking sugar-sweetened beverages (like sodas) can increase the risk of coronary heart disease in men. Researchers found that those men who consume the most sugar-sweetened drinks “had a 20% higher relative risk of CHD (coronary heart disease)” than those who drank the lease. Interestingly enough, “artificially sweetened beverage intake...
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CAM Users Save Money

January 21, 2014
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CAM stands for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, which includes chiropractic, acupuncture and nutritional supplements, among other forms of nondrug, nonsurgical care. Many believe that using these forms of health care can lead to better health at a lower cost. A recent study found that “adjusted annual medical costs among CAM users was $424 lower...
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Marijuana Use = Depression

January 9, 2014
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KEY LINK goes NOWHERE Depression can be as debilitating as physical trauma, and after all the hoopla that marijuana is harmless, evidence is mounting that non-depressed teens who use marijuana are more likely to be depressed as young adults. And, the more marijuana your child uses, the more greater the likelihood that they will...
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Acetaminophen and Early Childhood Asthma

January 7, 2014
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Previous studies have shown an association between Acetaminophen (Tylenol, Panadol, etc.) and asthma symptoms in children. A more recent study looked at how giving acetaminophen to an infant could increase their risk of childhood asthma. The researchers found that “acetaminophen in infancy is associated with early childhood asthma.” While the asthma symptoms appear to...
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Spinal Manipulation Works

January 2, 2014
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Some people are still not sure of the value of “spinal manipulation” (also known as chiropractic adjustments and manual therapy), particularly for chronic pain. To test the efficacy of spinal manipulation, researchers randomly divided people into two groups: one to receive spinal manipulation/mobilization and the other to receive sham (of no benefit) care. Participants...
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