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 Fitness & Wellness

Can you do too much to prevent a stroke?
The New York Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Stroke is the fourth-leading cause of death among Americans, and a much larger contributor to chronic disability and healthcare costs than this ranking suggests. There's no question that preventing strokes is important. But a big question is how best to do so and in whom. More

EHRs linked to better healthcare in practice
InformationWeek    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Physicians with electronic health records systems provide more recommended preventive and chronic care to patients compared to physicians in the same community who use paper charts, suggests a study in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. This paper is the latest in a recent spate of reports indicating that EHRs can help improve the quality of care. More

Prolonged sitting ups risk for diabetes, heart disease, death
Medical Daily    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A new study from researchers in the United Kingdom has found that sitting for long periods of time can put people's health at risk. The researchers also found that the risk was not entirely offset by exercise. More

 Diet & Nutrition

Soda industry sues to stop a sales ban on big drinks
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New York's battle over big sodas is heading to the courtroom. The American soft-drink industry, joined by several New York restaurant and business groups, filed a lawsuit that aims to overturn restrictions, proposed by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and approved by the Board of Health, on sales of large sugary drinks at many dining locations in the city. More

Some schools want to ban Flamin' Hot Cheetos
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Some schools are banning Flamin' Hot Cheetos because of nutrition concerns. Teachers say children are becoming addicted to the brand and substituting one bag for an entire lunch. Charter schools in the Chicago area have already banned children from bringing the snack for lunch. More

Nestle to cut sugar and salt in breakfast cereals
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Nestle and General Mills will cut sugar and salt in the children's breakfast cereals they jointly market outside North America, the latest attempt by major food companies to respond to health concerns. More

Diet drink consumption increasing
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Diet drink consumption has increased over the past decade, a trend that reinforces other research showing intake of calories from sugar in regular soda has decreased, government statistics show. More

Grape consumption linked to healthier eating habits
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Grape consumption is linked to healthier diet habits and higher intake of nutrients, according to a new study. Results from the study were derived after researchers looked at the link between quality of diet among a nationally representative sample of kids and adults in the United States and their grape-product intake. More

 Vitamins & Pharmaceuticals

Children with ADHD say stimulant drugs help them
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Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder who take stimulants such as Ritalin tend to feel the drugs help them control their behavior and do not turn them into "robots" as many skeptics assume, a study found. More

Patients have few ways to learn source of medications
USA Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The nationwide meningitis outbreak has raised questions about the safety of "compounded" medications, or ones specially made by pharmacists, rather than large-scale factories. Yet patients often have no way to know if they're receiving compounded medications from a hospital or clinic, doctors say. More

Pharmacy aligns with hospitals to reduce readmissions
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Pharmacy giant Walgreens announced a program that it believes will help hospitals reduce readmissions by using pharmacists to coordinate patient care during admission and discharge. More

 Research & Development

Study: Obesity helps spur cancer's growth
HealthDay News via U.S. News & World Report    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Being obese promotes the growth of existing tumors regardless of diet, according to a new animal study that may shed light on why obese cancer patients often have worse outcomes than lean patients. More

Study could lead to better treatment for obesity, type 2 diabetes
Medical Daily    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A new Australian study, published in Immunology and Cell Biology, has reported that high levels of enzyme ADAM28 in the body is linked to occurrence of metabolic syndrome that predisposes an individual to obesity and type 2 diabetes. The study holds immense value as researchers believe that it will help find new treatments to fight obesity and associated health complications. More

Professor: Gluten-free craze for general population not supported by science
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There is no benefit for the average healthy adult to follow a gluten-free diet, according to research published by an Arizona State University professor in a recent issue of the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The study debunks the idea that going gluten-free is an effective way to lose weight. More

"Grapes are rich in health-protecting antioxidants, found mostly in the skin, stem, leaf and seeds, according to the Mayo Clinic. Red and purple grapes have the most antioxidants."


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