‘Health in a Heartbeat’ Category

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Audio Study looks at possible connection between marijuana and kidney function

Nov 10, 2017 • By Kathleen Frost

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadStudy looks at possible connection between marijuana and kidney function Marijuana use throughout the United States is spreading rapidly, and the world of science is taking notice. In the first study of its kind, researchers examined the relationship between marijuana and kidney function in healthy young adults. Previous studies […]

Audio Bowling, dancing and other activities may extend life

Nov 9, 2017 • By Bill Levesque

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadPlaying a few rounds of golf, bowling, dancing or enjoying any of a number of leisure-time activities later in life may help you live longer. That’s the message in a recent study by a University of Florida scientist and researchers from across the nation. It found that older women […]

Audio Flipping the off-switch on the impulse to drink

Nov 8, 2017 • By Karin Lillis

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadAre you prone to pouring an evening cocktail or after-dinner glass of wine? There might be a switch to shut down that impulse, according to researchers from the University of Adelaide. The scientists, studying mice, found a link between blocking a certain receptor in the brain and eliminating the […]

Audio Kid’s toy inspires device that could help pediatric surgeons

Nov 7, 2017 • By Greg Hamilton

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadEach year, tens of thousands of children in the United States undergo surgeries for heart problems, scoliosis and bone disorders. Frequently, these procedures involve implanting medical devices that may fix the immediate problem but aren’t considered long-term solutions. That’s because the devices stay the same size while the child […]

Audio Fat may not be your friend, but it isn’t the enemy, either

Nov 6, 2017 • By Staff Writer

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWe’ve all seen it in the grocery stores. Low-fat and fat-free choices are everywhere. Saturated fats — think fatty beef, lard and butter — are often associated with increased risk of heart problems. But a new study has suggested this may not be true. The study suggests moderate fat […]

Audio Vaccinations showing dramatic decrease in ear infections

Nov 3, 2017 • By Greg Hamilton

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadA recent study shows that a vaccine introduced in the year 2000 has had notable success against a common childhood affliction: ear infections. Researchers at the Rochester General Hospital Research Institute followed 615 children over a decade to track how often they got ear infections after getting vaccinated. By […]

Audio New study looks at innovative concussion treatments for rugby players

Nov 2, 2017 • By Kathleen Frost

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThe correlation between heavy-contact sports like football and rugby and concussions is well-known, but a new study out of the University of Birmingham takes it a step further by examining the sideline treatment of brain injuries. As part of the Repetitive Concussion in Sport project, researchers hope to create […]

Audio Skipping breakfast may have more negative impacts than previous research suggested

Nov 1, 2017 • By

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadFor some people, starting the day with a hearty breakfast is merely a dream. With the stress of rushing off to work and school, this important meal is often sacrificed for a few extra minutes in the morning. Even those who do eat breakfast usually grab something light, such […]

Audio Looking for a way to improve sleep, ease pain? Go for the big D

Oct 31, 2017 • By Greg Hamilton

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadMany things divide Americans these days, but there is one thing almost all of us have in common: pain. Pain affects more people in the U.S. than heart disease, cancer and diabetes combined. It’s the most common reason why people seek medical care and it take an enormous bite […]

Audio Will vaccines save us from antimicrobial resistance?

Oct 30, 2017 • By Laura Mize

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadAntimicrobial resistance occurs when a strain of bacteria becomes less vulnerable to antibiotic medication that should kill it. This happens as specific strains encounter antibiotics and develop defenses against them. In some cases, the medication is no longer effective against the bacteria at all. Some bacteria resist multiple antibiotics, […]

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