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Older Adults Who Eat Yogurt Linked to Better Bone Health | News Brief

The largest observational study to date of dairy intakes and bone and frailty measurements in older adults has found that increased yogurt consumption was associated with a

Timing of Menopause Onset May Increase Heart Failure Risk in Women | News Brief

Traditional Chinese medicine might be effective as a complement or alternative to traditional Western medicine for primary and secondary prevention of heart disease, according to a state

Kicking the Salt Shaker Habit May Not Be Enough | News Brief

Restaurant foods and commercially processed foods sold in stores accounted for about 70 percent of dietary sodium intake in a study in three U.S. regions, according to

Older Adults Who Take Five or More Medications Walk Slower than Those Who Take Fewer Medications | News Brief

“Polypharmacy” is the term used when someone takes many (usually five or more) different medications. Experts suggest that, for most older adults, taking that many medications may

Why Using Antibiotic Eye Drops for Pinkeye is the Wrong Way to Go | News Brief

A new study suggests that most people with acute conjunctivitis, or pinkeye, are getting the wrong treatment. About 60 percent of patients nationwide are prescribed antibiotic eye

New Opioid Use in Older Adults with COPD Associated with Increased Risk of Cardiac Death | News Brief

Older adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder who recently started using opioids have an increased risk of coronary artery disease-related death compared to non-opioid users, researchers at

Sleep Problems May be Early Sign of Alzheimer’s | News Brief

Poor sleep may be a sign that people who are otherwise healthy may be more at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease later in life than people who

Mindfulness-Based Therapy May Reduce Stress in Overweight and Obese Individuals | News Brief

In a randomized clinical trial of women who were overweight or obese, mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) increased mindfulness and decreased stress compared with health education. In addition,

Nurse’s Drug Diversion Causes Infection Outbreak at Wisconsin Hospital | News Brief

Opioid diversion led to an outbreak of Serratia marcescens at a Wisconsin hospital, researchers have found. Five patients admitted to five different wards at UW Health’s University

Taking Medications as Prescribed Important to Control Health Care Costs | News Brief

At a time when health care costs are scrutinized more closely than ever, a new study demonstrates the importance of taking medications as prescribed to control costs.

Rate of Medication Errors Resulting in Serious Medical Outcomes Rising | News Brief

Researchers advise parents to keep medication logs and store all medications up, away, and out of sight.

Malaria Drug Protects Fetuses from Zika Infection | News Brief

Devastating consequences of Zika virus infection are suffered in the womb, where the virus can cause brain damage and sometimes death. Studying pregnant mice, researchers at Washington

Hospitalizations for Heart Failure on the Decline; Disparities Remain for Blacks and Men | News Brief

The number of people hospitalized for heart failure in the United States declined about 30 percent between 2002 and 2013, but large disparities between blacks vs. whites

American Heart Association: Renewed Trend in Movie Tobacco Scenes Disturbing | News Brief

American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown issued the following comments on a new study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on “Tobacco Use in

Extra-Virgin Olive Oil Preserves Memory, Protects Brain Against Alzheimer’s | News Brief

The Mediterranean diet, rich in plant-based foods, is associated with a variety of health benefits, including a lower incidence of dementia. Now, researchers at the Lewis Katz

Analyzing Emergency Department Mortality Trends | News Brief

While many analyses have explored trends in ED use throughout the U.S., few have looked at ED-specific mortality trends.

The Presence of Your Smartphone Reduces Brain Power, Study Shows | News Brief

Your cognitive capacity is significantly reduced when your smartphone is within reach — even if it’s off. That’s the takeaway finding from a new study from the

Health Insurance Expansion via Obamacare Linked to Fewer Cardiac Arrests | News Brief

A sudden catastrophic loss of heart function, or cardiac arrest, occurred significantly less among adults who acquired health insurance via the Affordable Care Act (ACA), according to

Youth Tobacco Product Use, Including E-Cigarettes, Drops During 2015-2016 | News Brief

The number of middle and high school students who say they are current tobacco users – defined as having used a tobacco product in the past 30

Flu Shot Less Effective for Obese Adults | News Brief

Although influenza vaccines are currently the best forms of protection to safeguard people against getting the flu, they are not effective in all cases. A study from

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