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States with the Highest Numbers of Drug Deaths

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  Study identifies which states have the highest numbers of drug deaths In Your Health Minute, The number of drug related deaths in the U-S has spiked over the past two decades. But some areas of the country are more affected by this crisis than others A new Syracuse University study shows there are major geographical differences in drug mortality…

People with Hearing Loss More Likely to Have Accidents

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Hearing loss can lead to more accidents. In Your Health Minute, another new study links hearing loss with an increased risk of accidental injuries. Scientists at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston looked at over six million adults treated for an injury. Patients who said they had a lot of trouble hearing were twice as likely to get hurt than…

New Cholesterol Drug Effective but Expensive

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  Doctors agree new cholesterol drug is working. In Your Health Minute, Good news for people with very high cholesterol. A French study finds the injectable drug Praluent reduced rates of heart attack , stroke, and even death by 15 percent compared to a placebo. And the drug’s effect was even greater for patients at highest risk. Researcher will use…

Taking Extra Doses of Tylenol is Dangerous

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Doctors warning patients not to take extra doses of acetaminophen.   In Your Health Minute, A warning about taking too much acetaminophen. A new study finds about 6 percent of people who use acetaminophen for at least a week, take more than the recommended dosage.   The risk was even higher during the winter because many over of the counter…

How are Your Vitamin D Levels

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Vitamin D appears to fight certain cancers. In Your Health Minute, Higher levels of vitamin d might be linked to a lower risk of cancer. That’s according to a new study of 30 thousand Japanese adults. It showed people with the highest vitamin d levels were 20 percent less likely to develop cancer than those with the lowest levels. High…

Sudden Temperature Changes Not Good for Your Heart

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    Big temperature changes can negatively affect your heart. In Your Health Minute , A study from the University of Michigan reveals sudden temperature changes may trigger more heart attacks. Researchers looked at 30-thousand patients and weather conditions that preceded their heart attacks. The risk of a heart attack increased by about 5 percent for every five degree jump…

Breastfeeding Good for the Heart

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    In Your Health Minute, A new study finds breastfeeding    might reduce a woman’s risk of heart disease. Scientists at the University of Pittsburgh looked at the health of over 600 women ten years after giving birth.   They found women who breastfed  for at least six months had better overall heart health than those who never breastfed.  …

Most Pregnant Women can Check Their Own Blood Pressure

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    Most pregnant women can do a good job of monitoring their blood pressure at home. In Your Health Minute, Another British study suggests pregnant women with hypertension can safely monitor their blood pressure at home. Researchers followed over 100 women who were taught how to track their blood pressure using a doctor-issued machine. They had no higher risk…

Exercising Before School Improves Grades

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  Children who exercise first thing in the morning tend to make better grades and gain less weight. In Your Health Minute, Getting the kids up a little early to exercise can help get their grades up and their weight down. Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital studied elementary and middle school students who took part in a before school exercise…

Reasons Some Doctors Decide to Induce Labor

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  New research into the benefits of induced labor.   Researchers tracked over six thousand first time healthy moms who were either induced or waited for natural labor. The induced women were less likely to have a c-section and had a lower risk of developing pre-eclampsia Current guidelines recommend against inducement for no medical reason, but, it has become more…