‘Health in a Heartbeat’ Category

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Audio Stronger immune system lowers heart attack risk

Sep 14, 2016 • By Rebecca Burton

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIf you have high blood pressure, you might be able to lower the risk of a heart attack by keeping your immune system in top condition. That’s the primary finding by researchers from Imperial College in London, who analyzed cardiac outcome data from more than 19,000 patients in the […]

Audio Green space can reduce adolescents’ aggressive behavior

Sep 13, 2016 • By Karin Lillis

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadMany studies have shown that access to green space helps to reduce anxiety and promote a sense of well-being. Now, researchers from the University of Southern California believe that access to greenery within urban environments can reduce aggressive behavior among adolescents. Their findings were published recently in the Journal […]

Audio Exercisers more likely to avoid ovarian cancer

Sep 12, 2016 • By Shayna Brouker

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThe risk of developing ovarian cancer gets higher with age, and scientists aren’t certain why. But there’s good news from some recent research: Exercise may help thwart the disease. Two studies involving almost 28,000 women found a link between a sedentary lifestyle and ovarian cancer. The first study assessed […]

Audio Overtreatment of Type 2 diabetes common, dangerous

Sep 9, 2016 • By Laura Mize

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWhen it comes to diabetes treatment, a person can definitely have too much of a good thing. Managing diabetes is a delicate balancing act to keep a patient’s blood sugar within an acceptable range. When blood sugar levels are too high, nerves, blood vessels and other organs can be […]

Audio Cilantro? More like, cilantrno

Sep 8, 2016 • By Staff Writer

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadAlthough some people consider cilantro a way to add instant freshness to any meal, members of the website IHateCilantro.com think you might as well be shaving some soap flakes onto your meal. The members wear their dislike of the herb proudly. One user name is CausticChemicals. Other members include […]

Audio Pregnant women’s cannabis use may change child’s brain structure

Sep 7, 2016 • By Rebecca Burton

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIn the past decade, marijuana use has been decriminalized or legalized in many states. But pregnant women might want to think twice before lighting up. A study published in the journal Biological Psychiatry found that cannabis use during pregnancy can alter the structure of an unborn child’s brain, possibly […]

Audio Cuteness as a survival weapon

Sep 6, 2016 • By Morgan Sherburne

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBabies are almost impossible to resist, especially with their big eye-size-to-head ratio and gummy grins. Previous research suggested that this is an evolutionary trick to keep parents interested in keeping a baby alive. Now, researchers think babies are even more adept at triggering parental instincts. Not only are their […]

Audio Single dose of anesthesia harmless for youngest patients

Sep 5, 2016 • By Laura Mize

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadUntil now, little has been known about the effects of general anesthesia on children under age 3. Some experts have wondered whether such exposure would cause deficits in neurocognitive function for children in this age group. Research in juvenile animals has shown an increased risk of cognitive problems after […]

Audio Alcohol and age don’t mix so well

Sep 2, 2016 • By Morgan Sherburne

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadRock climbing, sky diving and … drinking alcohol? Researchers are suggesting drinking may be yet another thing that older adults should consider removing from their “to do” list. Older adults can thank a phenomenon called “inflamm-aging.” The condition is almost unavoidable: As we age, we often have chronic, low-grade […]

Audio For clearer skin, limit B-12 intake

Sep 1, 2016 • By Staff Writer

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadYou know the feeling — you’ve got an important meeting and the first thing you find when you look in the mirror is a pimple. The day is ruined. Instead of reaching for topical face products or medicines to zap out these pesky bumps, it may be a better […]

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