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Frozen Avocado Recalled Due to Potential Listeria Threat

Frozen Avocado Recalled Due to Potential Listeria Threat

Latest Infectious Disease News WEDNESDAY, June 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Although no illnesses have yet been reported, the makers of Signature Select Avocado Chunks are issuing a product recall due to possible contamination with the listeria germ. In a statement issued Tuesday, Nature’s Touch Frozen Foods said the recall is “based on strict precautionary […]

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Long Work Hours Tied to Higher Odds for Stroke

Long Work Hours Tied to Higher Odds for Stroke

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter Latest Heart News THURSDAY, June 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Being first at the office and the last to leave may help get you that promotion, but new research warns that working long hours may not be so good for your heart. And the longer you do it, the higher your […]

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Statins May Lower Risk of Stroke After Cancer Radiotherapy

Statins May Lower Risk of Stroke After Cancer Radiotherapy

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Heart News WEDNESDAY, June 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Radiation treatment for cancer can damage the heart and blood vessels, increasing the risk for a stroke or heart attack. But a new study suggests cholesterol-lowering drugs can significantly reduce that risk. The researchers reported that taking statins may lower the […]

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Vitamin D Supplements May Not Help Your Heart

Vitamin D Supplements May Not Help Your Heart

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Heart News WEDNESDAY, June 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — If you’re looking to improve your heart health, getting regular exercise and eating healthy foods can definitely help, but new research says popping a daily vitamin D supplement won’t. The research — a meta-analysis of 21 randomized clinical trials involving more […]

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The Safer Way to Ease Post-Surgical Pain

The Safer Way to Ease Post-Surgical Pain

Latest Chronic Pain News THURSDAY, June 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — For people recovering from surgery or dealing with a painful injury, an expert suggests that there are a number of safer alternatives for managing pain than using potentially addictive opioids. “Today, more than ever before, we have a host of other methods that can […]

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Fatal Opioid ODs Rise as Temperatures Fall

Fatal Opioid ODs Rise as Temperatures Fall

Latest Chronic Pain News WEDNESDAY, June 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Why do opioid overdose deaths spike after cold snaps? That’s the mystery Brown University researchers set out to solve in a study of more than 3,000 opioid-related deaths in Connecticut and Rhode Island between 2014 and 2017. The new analysis uncovered a 25% increase […]

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Colon cancer: Could yogurt prevent precancerous growths?

Colon cancer: Could yogurt prevent precancerous growths?

New observational research indicates an association between a lower risk of precancerous growths (adenoma) in the bowel and yogurt consumption patterns — in men, at least. Men who eat yogurt may have a lower risk of precancerous growths in the bowel. Estimates from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) indicate that there will be 145,600 new […]