Zurich Film Festival: Gala Premieres for ”A Monster Calls,’ ‘ ‘Hell or High Water’

Tweet Cannes winners ‘American Honey’ and ‘Bacalaureat’ are among the festival favorites getting the red carpet treatment in Switzerland. Andrea Arnold’s Cannes jury winner American Honey and Bacalaureat from Cristian Mungiu, who took Cannes’ best director honor this year, will be reunited at this year’s Zurich International Film Festival, where...
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Stress May Take Toll on Younger Women’s Hearts

Tweet WEDNESDAY, Aug. 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Stress may be especially hard on the hearts of younger women who have heart disease, new research suggests. Researchers gave nearly 700 men and women with heart disease a mentally stressful public speaking assignment. Then they measured blood flow to the heart. Women aged 50 or younger were nearly four times more likely than men of the same age...
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Adult-Onset Asthma Might Raise Heart Risks

Tweet Adult-Onset Asthma Might Raise Heart Risks By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) — People who develop asthma when they’re adults may have another health issue to worry about: an increased risk for heart disease and stroke. That’s the finding from research involving almost 1,300 adults, average age 47, none of whom had...
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Excess Weight Tied to Higher Risk for Many Cancers

Tweet Excess Weight Tied to Higher Risk for Many Cancers         By Alan Mozes                  HealthDay Reporter               WEDNESDAY, Aug. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Staying slim throughout your life might lower your  risk of developing at least eight types of cancer, an international  cancer research group says. Those include cancers of the stomach, liver,...
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Cancer on Course to Become Americans’ Top Killer

Tweet Cancer on Course to Become Americans’ Top Killer By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Cancer is on track to become the leading cause of death in the United States, closing in on heart disease as America’s number one killer, a new government study shows. Heart disease has consistently been the leading cause...
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Conception Season May Affect Fetal Brain Growth

Tweet WEDNESDAY, Aug. 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Children conceived during the winter are more likely to have learning disabilities, and a mother’s exposure to sunlight may play a role, a new study suggests. Sunlight triggers the body to produce vitamin D, which is important to brain development, the researchers said. They analyzed data from more than 800,000 children in Scotland. Of...
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Senior Years May Truly Be Golden for Happiness

Tweet Senior Years May Truly Be Golden for Happiness By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) — In a culture that values youth, aging can seem like a dismal prospect. But a new study suggests that older adults are generally less stressed and happier with their lives than younger people are. The study, which included adults aged 21 to 99, found...
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Scans Show Range of Zika Brain Defects in Infants

Tweet Scans Show Range of Zika Brain Defects in Infants By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) — High-tech imaging is revealing a wide variety of brain defects in newborns whose mothers were infected with the Zika virus. The virus has been most closely linked to a birth defect called microcephaly — an abnormally small head and an underdeveloped...
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ADHD More Often Missed in Minority Kids

Tweet ADHD More Often Missed in Minority Kids By James Bernstein HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) — While a higher percentage of black children show the symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) than white kids, they are less likely to be diagnosed or treated for the disorder, researchers report. The new study showed a similar trend...
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Patent Monopolies Driving High U.S. Drug Prices: Study

Tweet Patent Monopolies Driving High U.S. Drug Prices: Study         By Dennis Thompson                  HealthDay Reporter               TUESDAY, Aug. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Prescription drug prices are skyrocketing in the United States due in large part to government regulations, a new analysis finds. These regulations allow drug manufacturers to charge monopolistic...
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