Remote Amazon Tribe May Have Healthiest Hearts on Earth
FRIDAY, March 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A primitive Amazonian
tribe appears to have the best heart health in the world, living a
simple existence that inadvertently provides them extraordinary
protection against heart disease, researchers report.
New Cholesterol Drugs May Beat Statins, But Price Tag Is High
FRIDAY, March 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Two different
injectable drugs can lower cholesterol levels even further than
statins do, potentially warding off future heart attacks or
strokes, new research suggests.
Drinking, Drug Abuse Doubles Veterans' Suicide Risk: Study
FRIDAY, March 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. veterans with
substance abuse problems have a higher risk of suicide than
veterans who don't, new research suggests.
Injury Risk May Rise When Kids Play Just One Sport
FRIDAY, March 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Focusing too much on
playing one favorite sport probably isn't a good idea for kids
under 12, researchers report.
Shingles Vaccine Cuts Chronic Pain, Hospitalizations
FRIDAY, March 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Vaccination greatly
reduces the risk of serious complications from shingles, a new
Pot-Laced Goodies Can Poison a Child
FRIDAY, March 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Cupcakes, brownies
and candies containing marijuana can look irresistible to kids --
but eating even one treat might poison them, a leading group of
U.S. pediatricians warns.
Eating for Two Often Doesn't Translate Into a Healthier Diet
FRIDAY, March 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Despite the
well-known wisdom of eating a healthy diet while pregnant, new
research shows that most American women don't.
Health Highlights: March 17, 2017
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
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Health Tip: Prepare Homemade Baby Food
(HealthDay News) -- Some new parents enjoy making homemade baby
food. But it's important to follow safety guidelines to help
prevent food poisoning.
Serious Crash Often a Wake-Up Call for Teen Drivers
THURSDAY, March 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- No matter how often
teenagers are told to drive safely, some might not heed that advice
until they are involved in a crash, new research suggests.