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Bad Fats have Huge Effect on Multiple Sclerosis

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  Saturated fats bad for kids with multiple sclerosis. In Your Health Minute, a high fat diet might increase the risk of a relapse in kids with multiple sclerosis. In fact, the risk of relapse tripled for each 10 percent increase in calories from saturated fats. On the other hand each additional cup of veggies eaten, cut the risk of…

Study finds Ibuprofen can be Safe for Kids

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  Doctors say it’s ok to give small children ibuprofen after surgery. In Your Health News, Ibuprofen is a safe and effective pain reliever for children undergoing minor surgery. A new British study followed over 150 children who were given ibuprofen or oral morphine after an orthopedic procedure. Both groups had a similar amount of pain relief. But morphine was…

Breast Cancer Treatments Affect Work and Income

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  Women who choose the most aggressive breast cancer treatments lose time and money from work. In Your Health Minute, women who undergo aggressive treatments for breast cancer tend to miss more work A new study tracked about a thousand breast cancer patients who had jobs before their diagnosis. Women who had a double mastectomy with reconstruction had nearly 8…

Wash Your Hands Frequently to Avoid the Flu

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Hand washing one of the most effective ways to avoid the flu. In Your Health Minute, one of the best ways to avoid the flu is to wash your hands. In fact, a recent experiment involving a group of second graders helped them understand the importance of hand hygiene. Researchers used black lights to show the children how hand washing…

Flu Season Continues into the Fall

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Summer flu season is ending and fall and winter flu season about to begin. In Your Health Minute, the latest on the summer flu season. Researchers with the Centers for Disease Control say flu activity was lot between May and September. But, there were reports of seasonal cases and outbreaks during the summer months.   And while the worst of…

Watching Hockey Gets Your Heart Rate Up Significantly

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Hockey fans really raise their heart rates. In Your Health Minute, watching hockey could put stress on your heart. Canadian scientists found the heart rate of Hockey fans increased by 75 percent when watching a game on T-V and by 110 percent when watching in person. That’s the equivalent to the stress caused by vigorous exercise. Experts suggest watching and…

Heart Attack Patients Dropping Out of the Workforce

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  Many heart attack patients do not remain in the work force. In ‘Your Health Minute,” a new Danish study reveals many people who return to work after a heart attack end up quitting. Of the 22-thousand patients who were employed before a heart attack, 91 percent returned to work. But, nearly a fourth of them left their jobs to…

Resistance Training Strengthens Bones in Older Women

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  Even older women benefit from weight training. In ‘Your Health Minute,”  high intensity strength training is safe and beneficial for older women with low bone mass. That’s according to a new study conducted in Australia. Just 30 minutes of resistance and impact training twice a week improved bone density, structure and strength in women with osteoporosis.   Even women…

Overnight Workers More Likely to Become Overweight

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  You’re more likely to gain weight working overnight. In Your Health Minute, working at night may make you fat. Studies show it wreaks havoc on your waistline. A new study found night shift work is linked to a 29 percent increased risk of becoming obese or overweight. Permanent night workers had a higher risk of weight gain than those…

Going Inside a Virtual Operating Room Soothes Anxiety

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    A virtual reality tour of an operating room might help ease anxiety in children facing surgery. Researchers asked a group of kids to watch a four minute virtual reality video showing a penguin visiting the operating room. The children had less anxiety right before the procedure than those given typical pre-op information. More studies are expected to be…