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Health News for 04/01/15

April 1, 2015

Exercise Beneficial Even in Polluted Air: Study

The health benefits of exercise appear to outweigh the potential harm of air pollution, according to a new study from Denmark.
One-Quarter of Narcotic Painkillers Misused, Study Shows

Almost a quarter of powerful narcotic painkillers that are prescribed for chronic pain are misused, and the rate of addiction among patients hovers near 10 percent, a new review shows.
Health Tip: Heading to the Beach?

A swim in the ocean can be refreshing and great exercise, but it's important to understand the potential dangers of rip currents before you dive in.
Health Tip: Cook Healthier With a Slow Cooker

A slow cooker is an easy way to prepare a variety of healthier dishes that are ready for you at the end of a long day.
Study Casts Doubt on Acetaminophen for Low Back Pain, Arthritis

Acetaminophen -- best known as Tylenol in the United States -- does not appear to help ease lower back pain and offers little relief for the most common form of arthritis, according to a new report.
Steer Clear of Raw Milk, Researchers Warn

Raw milk causes more than half of all milk-related foodborne illnesses in the United States, even though only about 3.5 percent of Americans drink raw milk, according to a new report.
Heart Groups Issue Updated Blood Pressure Guidelines

Three leading groups of heart experts have issued updated guidelines that set blood pressure goals for people with heart disease.
Benefits of Iron Supplements Unclear for Pregnant Women, Young Children

Taking iron supplements during pregnancy doesn't appear to significantly change any health outcomes for mom or baby, a new review shows.
Eat Right to Protect Your Sight

A number of nutrients can help keep your eyes healthy, and some may even improve your eyesight, an eye doctor says.
Scientists Find More Evidence of Breast Milk's Goodness

A high-tech comparison of the breast milk of humans and their close primate relatives is revealing just how nutritious the human variety is.
New Stroke Prevention Efforts May Be Paying Off

Fewer people are being treated in U.S. emergency rooms for strokes caused by blood clots in the brain, which experts read as a sign that current stroke prevention methods are working.
Clues to 'Brain Fog' in Chronic Fatigue Patients Found in Spinal Fluid

People with chronic fatigue syndrome show a distinct pattern of immune system proteins in their spinal fluid -- a finding that could shed light on the "brain fog" that marks the condition, researchers say.
FDA Expands Approval for 'Valve in Valve' Aortic Replacement

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday that use of the CoreValve "valve-in-valve" aortic replacement has been expanded to include people at extreme risk for serious complications of traditional open-heart surgery.

 

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