Hospitalizations for heart failure spike after major holidays. The number of people admitted to hospitals for heart failure drops on major holidays but then climbs in the days that follow, a new study suggests. Reuters Health, 06/17/2016. (Also see Cardiac (Heart) Involvement)
Doctors blame many factors for futile care, themselves included. Doctors who were asked about causes of inappropriate care at the end of life didn’t have to look far to place blame. Reuters Health, 06/17/2016. (Also see Physician and Patient Relationships)
Forgiving Other People Is Good for Your Health. Being forgiving to yourself and others can protect against stress and the toll it takes on mental health, according to a new study. Time Healthland, 06/16/2016. (Also see Causes of Scleroderma: Stress)
Very hot drinks 'probably' cause cancer, UN says. Drinking very hot drinks such as coffee or tea 'probably' causes cancer, the UN has said. The Independent, 06/15/2016. (Also see Cancer and Esophageal Involvement)
How To Be a Basically Healthy Person. Getting healthier is still a worthy goal and many experts in the fields of exercise, health and nutrition have clear ideas about how to get there. Time Healthland, 06/13/2016.
Teen Depression Treatment Is an Increasingly Thorny Issue. Treating mood disorders in children and adolescents is a tricky business and the most commonly prescribed antidepressants often don’t help. Time Healthland, 06/08/2016. (Also see Depression)
How ageing affects the way we make decisions. The difficult decisions we make later in life are often important and can impact our lives substantially – meaning there may be fewer opportunities to recover from any bad decisions we make. The Independent, 06/19/2016.
Dementia supplements 'not backed up by evidence,' claim experts. Claims used to promote some supplements for preventing dementia or aiding brain health are not backed up by scientific evidence, according to a report. The Independent, 06/17/2016. (Also see Supplement Guide)
No Such Thing as a Healthy Smoker. Smokers who think they are escaping the lung–damaging effects of inhaled tobacco smoke may have to think again, according to the findings of two major new studies. New York Times, 06/20/2016. (Also see Preventive Care for Pulmonary Involvement)
A Few More Vegetables and a Little Less Meat May Reduce Diabetes Risk. New research shows that eating a few extra servings of healthy plant–based foods each day and slightly reducing animal–based foods like meat and dairy products can significantly lower your risk of Type 2 diabetes. New York Times, 06/16/2016. (Also see Prevention of Diabetes)
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