Moderate 'bad cholesterol' levels tied to early death for healthy people. Healthy adults who don't keep their LDL-C, or "bad cholesterol" in check are more likely to die prematurely from cardiovascular disease than peers with lower cholesterol levels, a U.S. study suggests. Reuters Health, 08/20/2018. (Also see Cardiac (Heart) Involvement)
Most parents are against teen tattoos. Parents who’ve said “no” to teen tattoos need not feel alone. A new U.S. survey finds that 78 percent of parents wouldn’t even consider allowing their teenager to get inked. Reuters Health, 08/20/2018. (Also see Tattoo Remorse)
Many people take drugs that interfere with their blood pressure pills. People who take pills to lower their blood pressure often take other drugs that reduce the pills’ effectiveness, a recent study suggests. Reuters Health, 08/17/2018.
How Do You Die From Leukemia? People diagnosed with leukemia and multiple myeloma, both cancers originating in the bone marrow, are living much longer than they did just a few decades ago. New York Times, 08/17/2018. (Also see Cancer)
Any Weight Loss Can Be Healthful, but More Can Be Much Better. Overweight people who lost 5 to 10 percent of their weight lowered their risk for metabolic syndrome by 22 per cent. New York Times, 08/17/2018.
How People With Type 2 Diabetes Can Lower Their Risk of Health Problems. A growing number of studies suggest that getting a handle on a few key risk factors can bring type 2 diabetes under control. Time Healthland, 08/15/2018. (Also see Prevention of Diabetes)
This May Be the Secret to Feeling Younger and Living Longer. New research points to a way to keep that youthful state of mind, at least for elderly adults: feel in control. Time Healthland, 08/13/2018.
Child passive smoking 'increases chronic lung risk'. Non–smoking adults have a higher risk of dying from serious lung disease if they grew up with parents who smoked, according to US research. BBC Health News, 08/19/2018.
Strawberries could treat bowel disease and may reduce diarrhoea and weight loss in people with Crohn's disease or colitis. Eating a handful of strawberries a day could help millions of people cope with inflammatory bowel disease. Mail Online, 08/20/2018. (Also see Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Food Guide for Autoimmune Disease and Illnesses)
Scientists discover sticking brain cells together with a glue–like molecule could boost memory and even protect against Alzheimer’s. Neuroscientists have branded the idea ‘clever’, as they work round–the–clock to unearth new ways of protecting against Alzheimer’s. Mail Online, 08/15/2018.
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