‘Health in a Heartbeat’ Category

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Audio Height, weight key indicators of aggressive prostate cancer risk, study shows

Oct 13, 2017 • By Isaac Heller

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadStudies have shown a man’s height or weight can affect his risk of getting prostate cancer. New research takes it a step further, suggesting those factors can influence the chances of being diagnosed with an aggressive form of the cancer. A study conducted at Oxford University in England suggests […]

Audio Genetic therapy for pediatric leukemia on cusp of FDA approval

Oct 12, 2017 • By Laura Mize

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadScientists have found a way to turn the body’s immune system against one of the most common forms of pediatric cancer. A panel of experts has recommended the Food and Drug Administration approve the use of a genetic therapy for acute lymphoblastic leukemia, a blood cancer that affects kids […]

Audio Chemicals in house dust may be linked to increase in body fat, study shows

Oct 11, 2017 • By Rebecca Burton

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadCan a dusty home make us fat? Maybe so. A study published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology showed that exposing mice to endocrine-disrupting chemicals found in dust around our homes may has a negative effect on their metabolic health, which could result in an increase in body […]

Audio Dog ownership has its benefits

Oct 10, 2017 • By Doug Bennett

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadDogs are man’s best friend, but they can also be a good health partner for some people. Older dog owners who walked their dog at least once a day got 20 percent more exercise than those without dogs, according to recent findings by researchers in England. Those same dog […]

Audio Study shows little hard scientific evidence supporting many popular diets

Oct 9, 2017 • By Bill Levesque

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIf you cut your calorie intake and exercise regularly, you’re going to lose weight. That’s a no-brainer. But how effective are popular diets that say you can trim your waistline just by altering what you eat, such as taking in fewer carbohydrates, sticking with high-protein meals or eating like […]

Audio Millions are making mistakes with contact lens habits, CDC study says

Oct 6, 2017 • By Greg Hamilton

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIf you wear contact lenses, you’re in good company. Roughly one in seven teens and one in six adults in the U.S. wear contacts — nearly 45 million people. And you’re likely doing it wrong. A study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found six of seven […]

Audio Coconut oil may not be a ‘superfood’ after all

Oct 5, 2017 • By Mina Radman

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadCoconut oil has developed a reputation as a superfood in recent years. Health blogs and diet gurus gush over its beneficial qualities, and those who follow the Paleo lifestyle praise its plant-based origins. People have been encouraged to use it in smoothies, as a coffee creamer and as a […]

Audio Patients reporting better quality of life after using medical marijuana

Oct 4, 2017 • By Greg Hamilton

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWhile a lot of attention is being focused on the passage and implementation of new laws legalizing marijuana for medical use, not much has been shared yet about the effectiveness of the drug for treating certain conditions. Now a new study finds medical marijuana users are reporting better health […]

Audio Blood pressure becoming a growing concern for kids

Oct 3, 2017 • By Greg Hamilton

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadYou wouldn’t expect kids to have high blood pressure — that’s usually a problem that comes with being an adult. But high blood pressure in children is becoming increasingly common, so much so that the American Academy of Pediatrics recently revised their hypertension screening and treatment guidelines for physicians. […]

Audio Want to feel better in body and mind? Head to a beach

Oct 2, 2017 • By Isaac Heller

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIt’s probably no surprise that spending time at the beach is thought to be good for your mind, body and soul. Now there is scientific evidence to support the notion. A study published in the journal Health & Place found those who live close to the coast enjoy better […]

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