Top Health Updates:
Avoid a Nasty Surprise from the Barbecue Grill
Summer wouldn’t be complete without ribs and burgers sizzling on the barbecue grill. But, according to a study those hot-weather American staples can bring a rise in injuries from an unlikely source.
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Senate Health Care Reform Bill Contains Provisions Opposed by APTA
Despite some changes designed to appeal to a wider ranzge of US senators, the newly released Senate version of health care reform still contains provisions that concern APTA: namely, a loosening of required “essential health benefits” (EHBs) that include rehabilitation services, and changes to Medicaid that could reduce the range of available benefits. Changes are still possible, however, and APTA has plans to reemphasize its positions as the Senate considers the bill.
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The Mere Presence of Your Smartphone Reduces Brain Power, Study Shows
Your cognitive capacity is significantly reduced when your smartphone is within reach — even if it’s off — suggests new research.
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Extra-Virgin Olive Oil Preserves Memory, Protects Brain Against Alzheimer’s
The Mediterranean diet is associated with a variety of health benefits, including a lower incidence of dementia. Now, researchers have identified a specific ingredient that protects against cognitive decline: extra-virgin olive oil. In a new study, the researchers show that consumption of extra-virgin olive oil protects memory and learning ability and reduces the formation of amyloid-beta plaques and neurofibrillary tangles in the brain — classic markers of Alzheimer’s disease.- Read More
More News & Recent Health Articles:
Wallpaper May Breed Toxins: Study
Wallpaper may contribute to “sick building syndrome,” a new study suggests. Toxins from fungus growing on wallpaper can easily become airborne and pose an indoor health risk, the researchers said.- Read More.
Study Confirms Link Between Diabetes Med and Rare but Dangerous Complication
A new class of type 2 diabetes drugs called SGLT2 inhibitors could increase the risk of ketoacidosis, a new study warns.- Read More
Babies’ Fascination with Faces May Start in the Womb
An infant’s fascination with faces is already evident in the womb, a new study contends.- Read More
Being Thin Could Boost Stress Fracture Risk in Female Runners
Female runners with a low body weight are more likely to have stress fractures and take longer to recover from them, according to a new study. –Read More
Leisure Activities Lower Blood Pressure in Alzheimer’s Caregivers
Going for a walk outside, reading, listening to music — these and other enjoyable activities can reduce blood pressure for elderly caregivers of spouses with Alzheimer’s disease, suggests a study in Psychosomatic Medicine: Journal of Biobehavioral Medicine. –Read More
Guided Exercise May Help Chronic Fatigue Patients: Study
An expert-guided, self-help exercise program may help people with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), a new study suggests. –Read More
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