Work Not Rest is Best for Stroke Victims

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Stroke victims’ brains develop better if they go back to work as soon as possible. In Your Health Minute, working before and after a stroke is good for the brain. Researchers in Israel tracked 250 stroke survivors for two years. People who were unemployed prior to having a stroke were more likely to have unhealthy brain changes and cognitive decline…

Study: French Fry Chemical May Cure Baldness


1/1Scientists: Key ingredient in fast food offers hope for curing baldness. Show Caption Hide Caption (CNN) – French fries may not be good for your waistline, but your hairline is a whole different story. Japanese scientists say they’ve found a new treatment for hair loss. According to a paper published in the journal biomaterials, scientists were able to re-grow hair…

Clean Your Brain with Alcohol

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Alcohol might improve brain function. In Your Health Minute, Finally, enjoying a glass of wine or two a day could help clean your brain. Researchers at the University of Rochester studied the brains of mice that had consumed low to moderate amounts of alcohol for 30 days. The mice had less inflammation and fewer toxins including those linked to alzheimer’s…

Transgender Teens More Likely to Have Health Problems

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Transgender students more likely to have health problems.   In Your Health Minute, A new study finds transgender youth tend to have more health problems than their peers. Researchers from the University of Minnesota surveyed a pool of 80-thousand high school students. Transgender teens were more likely to be in poor health and had fewer preventive check ups than those…

Talk With Your Doctor About Your Surgical Scar

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Doctors have very ideas about what is a ‘nice’ surgical scar.   In Your Health Minute, Doctors and patients often disagree about how their scars look after surgery. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania asked over 4 thousand patients and their surgeons to assess the severity of their scars. They disagreed in their evaluations 28 percent of the time. Patients…

Exercise “Before” Surgery

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Patients who exercise before lung surgery recover better. In Your Health Minute, patients facing surgery for lung cancer may want to get on their feet and move around. That’s because a new Australian study finds regular exercise before lung surgery cut the risk of complications afterwards by half. A pre-surgery exercise program also reduced their hospital stay by nearly three…

Migraines Linked to Heart Disease

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People suffering with migraines are more likely to also have heart disease.   In Your Medical Minute, A new study links migraine to cardiovascular disease. Researchers in Denmark and the U-S followed over 50 thousand migraine sufferers. Over the next 20 years these patients had a higher risk of heart attack, stroke and blood clots than their peers without migraines….

Head Of CDC Resigns


1/1CDC director resigns amid reports of tobacco stock purchase Show Caption Hide Caption Atlanta, GA (CNN) – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is looking for a new leader. CDC director Doctor Brenda Fitzgerald resigned from her position on Wednesday, just six months after being selected for the post. In a statement, the Department of Health and Human…

Art Classes Relieve Stress for Pre-med Students

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Taking art classes eases stress for pre-med students. In Your Health Minute, exposure to arts and humanities in medical school may benefit future doctors. A new Tulane University study finds med students who took part in art , music and other theater classes have more empathy and tolerance than their peers. These students were also less likely to feel physically…

Traumatic Brain Injuries and Dementia

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Brain injuries sometimes don’t become apparent for years.   In Your Health Minute, Traumatic brain injuries increase the risk of dementia even decades later. That’s according to a new long-term study conducted in Sweden. People who suffered a brain injury were four to six times more likely to develop dementia within the first year. While that risk declined over time…