Health

Mercury Levels in Fish Not Enough to Harm Heart, Study Says

Mar 24th, 2011 | By
Mercury Levels in Fish Not Enough to Harm Heart, Study Says

Methylmercury levels in fish caught off the US and similar countries are not high enough to raise the risk of heart attack or stroke and do not offset the benefits of eating fish, according to a study published in the March 24, 2011 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine. The findings renewed controversy
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Bristol-Myers Submits Melanoma Skin Cancer Drug to FDA

Mar 22nd, 2011 | By
Bristol-Myers Submits Melanoma Skin Cancer Drug to FDA

Biopharmaceutical company Bristol-Myers Squibb announced Monday that it is currently awaiting regulatory approval for a drug to help patients with the deadly skin cancer melanoma. A new clinical study shows that the drug ipilimumab improves overall survival rate in previously untreated patients with advanced melanoma, the company said. Melanoma is a malignant tumor of melanocytes,
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Dog Walkers More Likely to Achieve Physical Exercise Goals

Mar 19th, 2011 | By
Dog Walkers More Likely to Achieve Physical Exercise Goals

Dog walkers are 34 percent more likely than non-dog owners to get in at least 150 minutes of walking exercise a week, according to a Michigan State University study published in the March 2011 issue of the Journal of Physical Activity & Health (JPAH). The study suggested that promoting dog walking could be a way
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Tai Chi Helps Lower Depression in Elderly, Study Says

Mar 17th, 2011 | By
Tai Chi Helps Lower Depression in Elderly, Study Says

The Chinese exercise known as Tai Chi Chuan helps lower depression in the elderly, according to a UCLA study published in the March 2011 issue of The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. The study found that combining antidepressants with Tai Chi was more effective for geriatric depression sufferers than combining antidepressants with traditional Western health
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March Is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Mar 16th, 2011 | By
March Is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

This month the Prevent Cancer Foundation is sponsoring National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. The campaign aims to increase public awareness and to urge legislators to support funding to ensure access to colorectal cancer screening and treatment. Colorectal cancer affects the colon or rectum. It affects women as well as men. Each year it strikes over
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Sleep Deprivation Promotes Risky Financial Gambles, Study Says

Mar 10th, 2011 | By
Sleep Deprivation Promotes Risky Financial Gambles, Study Says

Sleep deprivation promotes brain activity that leads to risky financial decisions, according to a study published in the March 8 issue of the Journal of Neuroscience. The study found that lack of sleep makes the brain overly optimistic and less sensitive to risk. The Duke University study analyzed the effects of sleep deprivation on the
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Cook for the Cure Uses Cooking to Fight Breast Cancer

Mar 7th, 2011 | By
Cook for the Cure Uses Cooking to Fight Breast Cancer

Cook for the Cure marks its tenth anniversary of fighting breast cancer this year, in an effort that brings together home cooks, celebrity chefs, and other supporters throughout the country. The program raises breast cancer prevention awareness and money by selling KitchenAid products, hosting celebrity chef auctions, and promoting grassroots efforts that encourage cooks to
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Arthritis Walk Saturday in Bloomington, MN and Jacksonville, FL

Mar 2nd, 2011 | By
Arthritis Walk Saturday in Bloomington, MN and Jacksonville, FL

The Arthritis Foundation’s Arthritis Walk officially takes place in May in most locations. But in Bloomington, Minnesota, kids are getting a head start with the Juvenile Arthritis March (JAM) at the Mall of America on Saturday, March 5. Meanwhile, the Jacksonville, Florida chapter of the Arthritis Walk is also gearing up for an early start
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Fatty Liver May Signal Increased Diabetes Risk, Study Says

Feb 25th, 2011 | By
Fatty Liver May Signal Increased Diabetes Risk, Study Says

Accumulated fat in liver cells may be linked to an increased risk of type 2 diabetes, independently of fat stored elsewhere in the body, according to a study published in the Journal of Medical Endocrinology & Metabolism. The study concluded that people with fatty liver disease were statistically more likely to develop the disease within
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Wristwatch Device Revolutionizes Blood Pressure Measurement

Feb 24th, 2011 | By
Wristwatch Device Revolutionizes Blood Pressure Measurement

Researchers have invented a device like a wristwatch that makes it easier than ever to monitor blood pressure. A team of medical experts studying the device reported their initial research results in the February 22 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. The new device is called the CASPro blood pressure monitor,
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