U.S. Gun Injuries Dip During NRA Conventions

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 28, 2018 — With the debate over U.S. gun policy heating up, a new study uncovers an interesting connection: Fewer Americans fall victim to firearm injuries during the annual meetings hosted by the National Rifle Association…
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No 'Obesity Paradox'? The Overweight May Not Live Longer

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 28, 2018 — It’s a myth that people with heart disease who are overweight or obese live longer than those who are normal weight, researchers report.
Rather than living longer than normal-weight people, those who are obese are just…
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Have Smartphones, Pot Become Deadly for Pedestrians?

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 28, 2018 — For the second year in a row, U.S. pedestrian deaths hit highs not seen in decades, new data shows.
Greater use of marijuana and smartphones may be the reason why, the research suggests.
The annual pedestrian death…
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Cutting Out Gluten May Help Some Battle Nerve Pain

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 28, 2018 — A sensitivity to gluten in the diet has been tied to the nerve damage known as neuropathy, and a new study seems to strengthen that link.
The research showed that a gluten-free diet may help reduce nerve pain in some…
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Years of Football Could Harm the Heart

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 28, 2018 — A lifetime spent playing football has been linked to brain damage, but the game also may lead to serious heart problems, two new studies suggest.
In one, researchers found that former National Football League players…
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Eyes May Be Window Into Future Memory Loss

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 28, 2018 — By looking deeply into your eyes, doctors might be able to predict your future risk for dementia and memory loss.
Unhealthy changes to the blood vessels of the retina could mirror changes taking place in the brain’s…
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Defense Against Skin Cancer May Live on Your Skin

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 28, 2018 — Bacteria that commonly live on your skin’s surface just might be protecting you from cancer.
Researchers from the University of California, San Diego, said that one particular strain of bacteria appears to help ward off…
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Apple Body Shape Can Raise Women's Heart Attack Risk

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 28, 2018 — Excess belly weight — a so-called apple shape — raises a woman’s risk for heart attack even more than overall obesity, researchers report.
While obesity raises heart attack risk in both sexes, women with bigger waists…
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Flu Shot a Lifesaver for Heart Failure Patients

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 28, 2018 — If you’re a heart failure patient, new research suggests you would be wise to get a flu shot every year.
After reviewing six studies that included more than 78,000 heart failure patients in the United States, Asia and…
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Transgender Surgeries on the Rise

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 28, 2018 — The number of transgender people in the United States who’ve had gender-affirming surgery has risen with the expansion of insurance coverage for the procedures, a new study finds.
There are an estimated 1.4 million…
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