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Although most dogs and cats handle this powerful pesticide just fine, others can have severe reactions, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Thursday.
Posted: September 21, 2018, 9:24 pm
Parents who use coercion or bribes to deter picky eating may be setting the child up for problems down the road, Australian researchers have found.
Posted: September 21, 2018, 8:15 pm
A new CDC study found a dramatic drop in the number of sexually active U.S. teens, and of those teens, nearly 90 percent used some form of birth control the last time they had sex.
Posted: September 21, 2018, 6:15 pm
Cases of an eye infection called Acanthamoeba keratitis have tripled in southeast England since 2011, a new study found. For one in every four of people infected, the disease results in a loss of most of their vision or blindness, the research team said. It’s typically caused by poor contact lens hygiene.
Posted: September 21, 2018, 6:15 pm
In a new study, almost 30 percent of doctors surveyed said they had recorded a visit for a patient's use. And about 19 percent of U.S. adults said they'd done so themselves -- usually after asking the doctor's permission.
Posted: September 21, 2018, 2:15 pm
A study of more than 1,900 older adults has found that those who didn't keep to a regular bedtime and wake time weighed more, had higher blood sugar, higher blood pressure and a higher risk of heart attack or stroke within 10 years.
Posted: September 21, 2018, 2:15 pm
An outbreak of antibiotic-resistant Campylobacter infections in 2017 and 2018 that sickened 118 people in 18 states was traced to pet store puppies, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Posted: September 20, 2018, 10:15 pm
As more and more people live to 100, researchers want to know what separates them from those who live the average, expected 80 years. Of course exercise, a good diet, and other healthy choices key. But studies show genes are pretty important, too. So do you have to win the genetic lottery to live a whole century? Or can science unlock the secret to spreading the genetic wealth?
Posted: September 20, 2018, 6:53 pm
In fact, if your personal exposome was visible to the naked eye, the researchers said, you'd look like the "Peanuts" character Pig-Pen.
Posted: September 20, 2018, 6:16 pm
The investigators found that, among stroke patients, "treatment of sleep apnea with CPAP therapy provides significant benefits, even greater than the benefits of tPA, the FDA-approved drug treatment for stroke," said study lead researcher Dr. Dawn Bravata.
Posted: September 20, 2018, 6:16 pm

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American Heart Association

American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown issued the following comments on California Senate Bill 1192, the California Healthy by Default Kids Meals Beverages bill:
Posted: September 20, 2018, 9:51 pm
Study Highlights: Following a Mediterranean-style diet (high in fish, fruits and nuts, vegetables and beans and lower in meat and dairy) reduced stroke risk in women over 40, but not in men. The Mediterranean-style diet reduced stroke risk among white adults who were at high risk of cardiovascular disease.
Posted: September 20, 2018, 9:00 am
Students in elementary schools around the country have a new way to move their bodies toward heart health, earn benefits for their schools and give back to their community this school year.
Posted: September 19, 2018, 3:00 pm
Study Highlights: U.S. Hispanics who live in areas heavily populated by Hispanics face more cardiovascular death than those who live in more diverse counties. Compared with counties that had the lowest Hispanic populations, those with the highest had 60 percent more Hispanic mortality from cardiovascular disease (215.3 vs. 134.2 per 100,000). Counties with higher Hispanic populations may face more socioeconomic disadvantages, a lack of access to quality health care, and language barriers.
Posted: September 19, 2018, 9:00 am
Aspectos destacados del estudio: Los hispanos estadounidenses que viven en áreas con una alta población de hispanos sufren más muertes por causas cardiovasculares que los que viven en condados con mayor diversidad. En comparación con los condados que tenían las poblaciones más bajas de hispanos, los condados con las poblaciones más altas tuvieron un 60% más de mortalidad de hispanos debida a enfermedades cardiovasculares (215,3 frente a 134,2 por cada 100 000).
Posted: September 19, 2018, 9:00 am
Today, four patient groups issued the following statement regarding the Congressional Review Act resolution introduced by Representative Kathy Castor (D-FL). The resolution is a companion measure to one introduced by Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) in August.
Posted: September 14, 2018, 4:11 pm
As Hurricane Florence heads toward the U.S., the American Heart Association, the nation’s the world’s leading voluntary organization dedicated to building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke, is encouraging those in the storm’s path to ensure their preparations include their heart and overall health.
Posted: September 13, 2018, 6:10 pm
Statement Highlight: Resistant blood pressure affects 12 percent to 15 percent of people currently being treated for high blood pressure.
Posted: September 13, 2018, 9:00 am
American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown issued the following comments on FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb’s announcement today about addressing youth e-cigarette use.
Posted: September 12, 2018, 8:58 pm
DALLAS, September 12, 2018 — American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown issued the following comments on the 2018 State of Obesity report, released today by Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation:   “This year’s State of...
Posted: September 12, 2018, 4:05 am

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