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Too little sleep may increase the risk of death in people with certain heart disease risk factors, study finds.
Sleep apnea may increase atrial fibrillation risk, new study says
Major, new report on lifestyle habits and breast cancer prevention.
THURSDAY, May 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Fidget spinners may be the latest must-have kids' toy, but claims that the gizmos help students pay attention aren't backed by science, experts say.
Some retailers market the devices as a way to help kids with anxiety, autism or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) keep themselves c...
THURSDAY, May 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- If your exercise routine isn't producing lower numbers on the scale, consider kicking it up a notch with high-intensity interval training.
The concept is simple: alternate bursts of high-intensity activity with intervals of less strenuous movement.
Doing high-intensity exercise, eve...
- Regina Boyle Wheeler
- May 25, 2017
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THURSDAY, May 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. hospitals differ greatly in how often they move new stroke patients from treatment to comfort or hospice care, researchers report.
Comfort care refers to medical care designed to ease suffering for a patient near death.
"End-of-life and palliative care plays an important role wi...
WEDNESDAY, May 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The Republican-led bill to repeal and replace Obamacare that passed the House this month would result in 23 million Americans losing their health insurance coverage, according to a much-anticipated report released Wednesday.
The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projects that a to...
WEDNESDAY, May 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A landmark clinical trial has shown that a compound in marijuana can ease life-threatening seizures in children with a rare and devastating form of epilepsy.
Cannabidiol -- a non-intoxicating chemical -- reduced seizure frequency by 39 percent in patients with Dravet Syndrome, researchers rep...
WEDNESDAY, May 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Getting less than six hours of sleep a night may double the odds of dying from heart disease or stroke for people who already have risk factors for heart disease and diabetes, new research suggests.
Known as metabolic syndrome, this cluster of risk factors can include high blood pressure, hig...
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