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Mixing Medicines a Problem for Some Seniors

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  Many seniors not aware of the dangers of combining different medications. In Your Health Minute, a new study reveals very few senior citizens are aware of the dangers of mixing medicines. A University of Michigan Poll found just one third of older adults who take multiple medications have talked to their doctor about possible drug interactions. And less than…

Simple Tips Could Make it Safer for Senior Drivers

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  Many senior drivers don’t make safety changes as they get older. Most senior driversĀ  don’t make simple adjustments to their cars that could improve their safety. Researchers with the Triple-A Foundation studied a database of drivers over 65. Only 10 percent had added any safety devices like pedal extensions, seat cushions or steering wheel covers to their vehicles. Experts…

Married People Have Lower Risk of Dementia

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    Marriage has mental health benefits. In Your Health Minute, marriage might lower your risk of developing dementia. Data from over 800 thousand adults shows lifelong singletons were 42-percent more likely to develop dementia than their married peers. Widowers were also at a higher risk. Experts say marriage may help both partners have healthier lifestyles and provide more opportunities…

Researchers Link Diabetes to Cancer

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  Diabetes patients more likely to be diagnosed with cancer. In Your Health Minute, Diabetes and obesity are responsible for nearly 800 thousand cancers worldwide. British researchers looked at cancer data from 175 countries in 2012. They found nearly six percent of new cases were caused by the combined effects of diabetes and being overweight or obese. Most of these…

Friendship is Good Medicine

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Doctors say close friendships is like good medicine for cancer patients. In Your Health Minute today, friendship and having strong social relationships could help people survive cancer. Researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston followed nearly 900 women diagnosed with colorectal cancer. Women who had close ties with family and friends were much less likely to die from cancer…

Researchers Find Who is Mostly Addicted to Opioids

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  Who is most likely to become addicted to opioids? In Your Health Minute, New data reveals who is most at risk of dying from an opioid overdose. Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center studied 13 thousand overdose deaths. Over 60 percent of people who died from a opioid overdose had been diagnosed with chronic pain and many suffered from…

Tap Water : the Good and the Bad

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Tap water can have some negative effects. In Your Health Minute, New research reveals potential benefits and harms to kids and teens who drink tap water. A University of North Carolina study found children who drank tap water were much more likely to have elevated levels of lead in their blood. But kids who did not drink tap water which…

The Heavier a Woman is the More Frequent the Mammogram

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  Overweight women should not miss their mammograms. Finally overweight women may need more frequent mammograms. Researchers in Sweden found women with a higher BMI were more likely to have a large tumor when they were diagnosed with breast cancer. Heavier women also has a worse prognosis when their cancer was detected between regular screenings. Experts say more studies are…

Motorcycle Accidents More Dangerous Than Car Wrecks

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  Motorcycles are more dangerous than cars. In Your Health Minute, A new study reveals motorcycle crashes are far more deadly than car accidents. Data from Canada shows motorcycles caused three times the injuries and five times the deaths than car wrecks. People injured from motorcycle crashes were also much more likely to be hospitalized and admitted to the ICU….

Hand and Wrist Injuries Common in High School

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  Hand injuries are common in high school sports. In Your Health Minute,   Hand and wrist injuries can sideline high school athletes from the field and their schoolwork. About eight percent of high school sports injuries involve the hands or wrists according to researchers from Children’s Hospital Colorado. Their study showed wrist fractures and sprains were most common and…