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There’s a Downside to Vigorous Interval Training

There’s a Downside to Vigorous Interval Training

Latest Exercise & Fitness News SUNDAY, April 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — High-intensity interval training may boost your fitness at a cost — perhaps increasing your risk for injuries. This popular type of training combines aerobics, weight lifting and calisthenics at maximum effort, followed by recovery periods. “These workouts are marketed as ‘one size fits […]

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Do Hospitals Have Flu’s Spread Under Control?

Do Hospitals Have Flu’s Spread Under Control?

Latest Cold and Flu News FRIDAY, April 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Many hospital workers and patients spread the flu before they show any symptoms, a new study says. The bottom line: Current flu infection control measures in hospitals may be inadequate, the Swiss researchers say. “Our findings suggest that influenza infection in acute care […]

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Medical Marijuana Use Rising Among Cancer Patients

Medical Marijuana Use Rising Among Cancer Patients

Latest Cancer News MONDAY, April 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Americans with cancer are more likely to use marijuana and prescription opioids than those without cancer, and the use of medical marijuana by this group is on the rise, new research shows. Pain is common among cancer patients, but many do not get adequate pain […]

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Almost Half of Young Asthma Patients Misuse Inhalers

Almost Half of Young Asthma Patients Misuse Inhalers

Latest Asthma News FRIDAY, April 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Many children with asthma don’t use their inhalers properly and don’t get a full dose of medicine, researchers report. They evaluated inhaler use among 113 children between the ages of 2 and 16 who were hospitalized for asthma. Such patients are at highest risk for […]

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Health Tip: Improving Your Memory

Health Tip: Improving Your Memory

(HealthDay News) — Memory loss is common, but should not be taken lightly, says Mayo Clinic. If you have difficulty remembering things, Mayo Clinic offers a few simple ways to sharpen your memory: Stay physically and mentally active. Socialize often. Stay organized. Sleep well. Eat healthy. Manage chronic conditions. Latest Alzheimer’s News If memory loss […]

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Replacing red meat with plant protein reduces heart disease risk

Replacing red meat with plant protein reduces heart disease risk

A meta-analysis of trials comparing the health effects of red meat consumption with those of other diets found that substituting healthful plant protein for red meat helps lower the risk of cardiovascular disease. Eating plant proteins, such as tofu, may benefit cardiovascular health. Many studies throughout the years have linked the consumption of red meat […]

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Increased muscle power may prolong life

Increased muscle power may prolong life

Increasing muscle strength is good, but increasing muscle power may be even better for enjoying a longer life, according to a recent study. Increased muscle power can improve longevity, new research suggests. Professor Claudio Gil Araújo, who is the director of research and education at Exercise Medicine Clinic — CLINIMEX in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, […]