All posts by HealthCast

  • How to Keep Those Blood Vessels Pumping

    Want to know how to avoid blood clots and varicose veins? One physician offers some tips on how to keep your blood vessels healthy. Arteries and veins are collectively known as the vascular system. Arteries transport oxygen...

    • Posted January 18, 2020
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  • Sepsis Causes Far More Deaths Worldwide Than Thought

    Sepsis kills more than twice as many people worldwide as once believed, and children in poor regions account for an excessive number of such deaths, researchers say. Sepsis is an out-of-control immune response to infection that harms...

    • Posted January 17, 2020
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  • Fewer Childhood Cancer Survivors Getting Hit by Heart Troubles

    Since the 1970s, serious heart disease among childhood cancer survivors had declined remarkably, a new study finds. The decline suggests that efforts to make cancer treatments, including radiation, less toxic are paying off, researchers say. For the...

    • Posted January 17, 2020
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  • College Students Picking Pot Over Drinking in States Where It’s Legal

    Are college students choosing marijuana instead of booze when both are legal? New research suggests they are: In states where pot is legal, college kids use it more, but binge-drink less. In states with legal marijuana, college...

    • Posted January 17, 2020
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  • Health Highlights: Jan. 17, 2020

    FDA Warns About Possibly Non-sterile Surgical Gowns U.S. Congresswoman Reveals She Has Alopecia and Is Bald Second Death From New Coronavirus Reported in China Stomach Virus Strikes 170 Yosemite Visitors, Staff

    • Posted January 17, 2020
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  • Could a Switch to Skim Milk Add Years to Your Life?

    If you want to slow down the aging process, it might not hurt to replace whole milk with skim, new research suggests. The study of over 5,800 U.S. adults found that those who regularly indulged in higher-fat...

    • Posted January 17, 2020
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  • Health Tip: Signs of Food Poisoning

    Food poisoning symptoms can range in severity depending on the type of germ swallowed, says the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. After consuming contaminated food, it can take hours or days to have symptoms. The...

    • Posted January 17, 2020
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  • Health Tip: Preventing Eye Injuries

    One of the simplest ways to maintain healthy vision is to protect your eyes from injury, says the American Academy of Ophthalmology. About 90 percent of eye injuries involve lack of protective eyewear. Whether you’re maintaining equipment...

    • Posted January 17, 2020
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  • Virtual Reality Can Bring Real-Life Pain

    From carpal tunnel to a stiff neck, too much time on the computer can cause a slew of health problems. But what if you ditch the keyboard and mouse for virtual reality? New research from Oregon State...

    • Posted January 16, 2020
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  • Are Doctors Discarding ‘Injured’ Kidneys That Might Be Used for Transplant?

    Many of the donor kidneys that are discarded each year in the United States could instead be effectively transplanted, a large new study suggests. At issue are kidneys from deceased donors that are acutely injured. Right now...

    • Posted January 16, 2020
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  • Nerve Stimulation Therapy Could Cut Fibromyalgia Pain

    For people with the mysterious chronic pain condition fibromyalgia, researchers say nerve stimulation may offer some relief. In a recent study, use of TENS — transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation — during movement or activity was shown to...

    • Posted January 16, 2020
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  • AI Might Help Spot, Evaluate Prostate Cancer

    In another step toward using artificial intelligence in medicine, a new study shows that computers can be trained to match human experts in judging the severity of prostate tumors. Researchers found that their artificial intelligence system was...

    • Posted January 16, 2020
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  • Health Highlights: Jan. 16, 2020

    Japan Reports First Case of New Coronavirus Congresswoman Seeks Treatment for Alcoholism One Downside to High U.S. Employment Rate: More Flu Wealthy People Have More Years Of Healthy Life: Study

    • Posted January 16, 2020
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  • Health Tip: Preventing Athlete’s Foot

    Athlete’s foot is a fungal infection that often occurs in people who wear damp socks or tight shoes, says Mayo Clinic. The infection is contagious and is spread by contact with an infected person or contaminated surfaces....

    • Posted January 16, 2020
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