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Entries by Amanda L. Chan from 11/2012

Sleepy Teen Athletes May Have Higher Injury Risk

Posted 11.01.2012 | Healthy Living

Tired teens may be putting themselves at risk for injury when they play sports, a new study suggests. Researchers from the Children's Hospital of ...

Big Sugar's Sweet Little Lies

Posted 11.01.2012 | Healthy Living
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A growing body of research suggests that sugar and its nearly chemically identical cousin, HFCS, may very well cause diseases that kill hundreds of th...

Nail-Biting May Be Classified As OCD In New DSM

Posted 11.01.2012 | Healthy Living

Are you a nail-biter? It might be officially considered a type of obsessive compulsive disorder in the upcoming version of the Diagnostic and Stati...

Why High-Fat Breakfast Sandwiches May Not Be Best For Your Heart

Posted 11.02.2012 | Healthy Living

If your a.m. meal of choice is a high-fat breakfast sandwich, you may want to rethink your breakfast preference for the sake of your heart. A new s...

Electronic Nose Could Aid In Sleep Apnea Diagnosis, Study Finds

Posted 11.02.2012 | Healthy Living

Do you have sleep apnea? An "electronic nose" could have the answer, according to a small new study. Researchers from Marburg Hospital in Germany t...

Meningitis Outbreak: 386 Cases, 28 Deaths

Posted 11.02.2012 | Healthy Living

An outbreak of fungal meningitis has been linked to steroid shots for back pain. The medication, made by a specialty pharmacy in Massachusetts, has be...

Australia Gives $104 Million To Fighting Malaria

Posted 11.02.2012 | Healthy Living

SYDNEY -- Australia will spend more than 100 million Australian dollars ($104 million) over the next four years to help reduce deaths from malaria in ...

Soda Drinking Every Day Could Raise Women's Stroke Risk: Study

Posted 11.02.2012 | Healthy Living

Yet another study is linking regular consumption of sugary drinks with risk of stroke. The newest finding, first reported by Reuters and published ...

Old Skeletons Hold DNA Clues To Tuberculosis

Posted 11.02.2012 | Healthy Living

By Katherine Harmon (Click here for the original article and podcast) Tuberculosis killed 1.4 million people last year. One reason TB is so deadly...

Meningitis Outbreak: 404 Cases, 29 Deaths

Posted 11.02.2012 | Healthy Living

An outbreak of fungal meningitis has been linked to steroid shots for back pain. The medication, made by a specialty pharmacy in Massachusetts, has be...

How Yoga Helps Multiple Sclerosis

Posted 11.03.2012 | Healthy Living

By Beth W. Orenstein Every morning, Homa Fani, 56, of Los Angeles, spends about an hour practicing Iyengar yoga. A form of Hatha yoga, Iyengar ...

Women Who Get Recommended Amount Of Exercise Still Sit Too Much, Study Finds

Posted 11.04.2012 | Healthy Living

Even if you think you're the picture of physical activity, you're still probably sitting too much, according to a small new study. Researchers at N...

Chelation Heart Benefits: Study Shows Slight Benefit Of 'Fringe' Heart Treatment, But Concerns Raised

Posted 11.04.2012 | Healthy Living

LOS ANGELES -- A heart disease treatment that many doctors consider to be fringe medicine unexpectedly showed some promise in a federal study clouded ...

Obese Dogs May Also Be At Risk For Metabolic Syndrome, Study Suggests

Posted 11.04.2012 | Healthy Living

Obese humans aren't the only ones at risk for metabolic syndrome -- a new study shows that obese dogs face the same risk, too. Metabolic syndrome ...

Sleep Deprivation Could Up Calorie Intake -- But The Reason Why May Differ For Men And Women

Posted 11.05.2012 | Healthy Living

Past research has indicated a relationship between sleep and calorie intake -- mainly that the less you sleep, the more you tend to eat throughout the...

Surgery Seems Best For Heart Disease In Diabetes Patients

Posted 11.05.2012 | Healthy Living

LOS ANGELES -- New research shows that people with diabetes and several clogged heart arteries fare better with bypass surgery instead of having stent...

Daily Multivitamin Doesn't Improve Men's Heart Risks, Study Suggests

Posted 11.05.2012 | Healthy Living

Even though a major study recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association showed that men who take a daily multivitamin have a l...

Coronavirus: 2nd Case Of SARS-Like Virus In Saudi Arabia

Posted 11.05.2012 | Healthy Living

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi Arabia's Health Ministry has confirmed that a second person in the kingdom has contracted a new respiratory virus r...

Nonstick Surface On Medical Devices Could Keep Bacteria At Bay

Posted 11.05.2012 | Healthy Living

By Gretchen Cuda Kroen (Click here for the original article) Nasty bacteria cling to the surfaces of countertops. They also stick to medical devic...

Double Mastectomy: Sharon Osbourne Undergoes Breast-Removal Surgery Because She Has Breast Cancer Gene

Posted 11.05.2012 | Healthy Living

Sharon Osbourne, wife of Ozzy Osbourne and a judge on "America's Got Talent," has announced that she has undergone a preventive double mastectomy beca...

Stem Cells From Strangers Can Repair Hearts, Study Finds

Posted 11.05.2012 | Healthy Living

LOS ANGELES — Researchers are reporting a key advance in using stem cells to repair hearts damaged by heart attacks. In a study, stem cells dona...

Meningitis Outbreak: 419 Cases, 30 Deaths

Posted 11.05.2012 | Healthy Living

An outbreak of fungal meningitis has been linked to steroid shots for back pain made by a specialty pharmacy in Massachusetts. The medication was reca...

Reactions To Stress Could Affect Health 10 Years Later, Study Finds

Posted 11.05.2012 | Healthy Living

It's not just the stress, but how you react to it, that could have an impact on your health down the road, according to a new study from Pennsylvania...

Voting And Health: 5 Reasons Why It's Good For You

Posted 11.06.2012 | Healthy Living

Tuesday is Election Day, which means it's finally time to head to the polls to cast your vote in the presidential election (or maybe you've already tu...

Heart-Related Deaths Occur More Often In The Winter, Study Suggests

Posted 11.06.2012 | Healthy Living

You're more likely to die from heart issues during the wintertime than any other season, according to a new study presented at the American Heart Asso...