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Low vitamin D levels increase mortality

New research from the University of Copenhagen and Copenhagen University Hospital shows that low blood vitamin D levels increase mortality. The study included 96,000 Danes and was recently published ...

Tue 18 Nov 14 from Medical Xpress

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Education and feedback may help improve heart health among high-risk groups

Using a smart phone app for education and feedback about heart-healthy behavior may decrease the risk for heart and blood vessel disease among young black women, researchers said in a pilot ...

Tue 18 Nov 14 from Medical Xpress

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Women with serious mental illness less likely to receive cancer screenings

Women with symptoms of serious mental illness are significantly less likely to receive three routine cancer screenings - Pap tests, mammograms and clinical breast exams - than women in the general ...

Fri 21 Nov 14 from Medical Xpress

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Study highlights under 5s at risk from broken bones

Public health researchers have discovered new clues about which children under five years old are the most at risk from broken bones in childhood accidents.

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Regular consumption of olive oil can improve heart health

(Medical Xpress)—Regular consumption of olive oil can drastically improve heart health – especially in people who do not normally eat a Mediterranean diet.

Fri 21 Nov 14 from Medical Xpress

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Moms' pre-pregnancy weight impacts risk of dying decades later

Adults whose mothers were overweight or obese before pregnancy have a dramatically elevated risk of dying from heart disease or stroke, according to a new study presented at the American Heart ...

Tue 18 Nov 14 from Medical Xpress

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Poison control data show energy drinks and young kids don't mix

More than 40 percent of reports about energy drinks to U.S. poison control centers involved children younger than 6 with some suffering serious cardiac and neurological symptoms, according to ...

Sun 16 Nov 14 from Medical Xpress

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Herbs and spices enhance heart health as well as flavor

Spices and herbs are rich in antioxidants, which may help improve triglyceride concentrations and other blood lipids, according to Penn State nutritionists.

Tue 18 Nov 14 from Medical Xpress

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This app can tell which brew is right for you

Ever gotten stuck in a grocery aisle debating what beer or wine to buy?        

Fri 21 Nov 14 from USA today

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Soaring generic drug prices draw Senate scrutiny

Some low-cost generic drugs that have helped restrain health care costs for decades are seeing unexpected price spikes of up to 8,000 percent, prompting a backlash from patients, pharmacists ...

Thu 20 Nov 14 from Medical Xpress

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