Morning exercise, short breaks from sitting lower high blood pressure. Combining 30 minutes of morning exercise with short walking breaks throughout the day may help control blood pressure, an Australian study suggests. Reuters Health, 02/22/2019.
Pharmacist follow-up calls could help curb repeat hospitalizations. Patients sent home from the hospital and taking multiple prescription drugs may be less likely to have repeat hospitalizations when they receive follow–up calls from a pharmacist, a small experiment suggests. Reuters Health, 02/21/2019.
Flu season may play a role in kidney failure deaths. When influenza–like illnesses spread in the community, death rates go up for patients on dialysis, a new study shows. Reuters Health, 02/21/2019. (Also see Kidney (Renal) Dialysis)
Whole grains might help ward off liver cancer. Yet another benefit of eating a diet containing high amounts of whole grains may be a reduced risk of liver cancer, a new U.S. study suggests. Reuters Health, 02/21/2019. (Also see Cancer)
Why Do We Yawn? Reading about yawning makes people yawn. You are probably yawning right now. New York Times, 02/22/2019.
Sepsis Is a Common Cause of Hospital Deaths. Sepsis, a life–threatening response to infection, is a common cause of deaths in hospitals, according to a new report. New York Times, 02/21/2019.
More Young Women Are Having Heart Attacks, Study Says. Younger women are having more heart attacks, and accounted for nearly a third of all female heart attack patients in recent years, according to a recent study. Time Healthland, 02/21/2019. (Also see Heart (Cardiac) Symptoms)
Doing Physical and Mental Exercise When You’re Younger May Help Ward Off Dementia. Researchers say that what you do when you are younger — including activities like reading and gardening — can affect your risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Time Healthland, 02/20/2019.
Asthma: Young people in the UK 'more likely to die'. Young people in the UK are more likely to die from asthma than those in other wealthy countries, a report has found. BBC Health News, 02/20/2019. (Also see Asthma)
Shoulder–replacement surgery leads to blood clots, infections and even DEATH in one in 28 patients. Shoulder–replacement surgery causes serious side effects in one in 28 patients; scientists discover the operation is risky and the benefits often don't last. Mail Online, 02/21/2019.
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