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Benefits of Biking to Work

Biking to work could cut your risk of cancer and heart disease, study finds.

Common Food Nutrient Tied to Risky Blood Clotting

MONDAY, April 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A nutrient in meat and eggs may conspire with gut bacteria to make the blood more prone to clotting, a small study suggests.

The nutrient is called choline. Researchers found that when they gave 18 healthy volunteers choline supplements, it boosted their production of a chemical called TMAO.

Walk Your Way to Better Brain Health?

MONDAY, April 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Just put one foot in front of the other and you'll boost your brain at the same time.

That's the conclusion of a small study that found the impact of a foot while walking sends pressure waves through the arteries that increases blood supply to the brain.

"New data now strongly sugges...

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Exercise Benefits Aging Hearts, Even Those of the Obese

MONDAY, April 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise can reduce the risk of heart damage in middle-aged adults and seniors -- even in those who are obese, according to a new study.

"The protective association of physical activity against [heart] damage may have implications for heart failure risk reduction, particularly among the high-r...

PSA Testing Rates for Prostate Cancer Have Leveled Off

MONDAY, April 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Rates of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening have leveled off after declining for a number of years in the United States, American Cancer Society researchers report.

The decline followed recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF). In 2008, the USPSTF recommende...

Most Patients Not Shy About Revealing Sexual Orientation

MONDAY, April 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Far more patients than expected are willing to reveal their sexual orientation when they visit the emergency room, a new study finds.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and National Academy of Medicine recommend routine collection of sexual orientation information in health care ...

Kids Face Their Own Death Risks When a Sibling Dies

MONDAY, April 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The loss of a sibling can take an emotional toll on a child left behind. Now, new research shows these surviving children may even face a higher risk of early death themselves.

The study of more than 5 million children found the greatest risk in the year after a brother or sister's death, and ...

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