Could Fading Sense of Smell Mean Death Is Closer?

Tweet WEDNESDAY, March 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Loss of smell even in your 40s and 50s is linked to an earlier death — and dementia isn’t the culprit, a new study suggests. The Swedish study found that in middle age and beyond, people with a poor sense of smell had about a 20 percent increased risk of dying within 10 years, said study co-author Jonas Olofsson. “The sense...
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Fruit Juice for Kids: A Serving a Day OK

Tweet THURSDAY, March 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Pediatricians have long suggested that fruit juice may prompt weight gain in children, but a new review finds it harmless when consumed in moderation. “Based on the current evidence, we didn’t find that consuming one serving [of 100-percent fruit juice] a day contributes to weight gain in children,” said study author Dr. Brandon...
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Daily Glass of Beer, Wine Might Do a Heart Good

Tweet But people who went over the line into heavy drinking wound up with increased heart health risks, including a 21 percent higher risk of sudden heart death, a 22 percent higher risk of heart failure, a 50 percent increased risk of cardiac arrest, a 33 percent increased risk of ischemic stroke and a 37 percent increased risk of bleeding in the brain. The findings were reported March 22 in the...
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China Box Office: ‘Kong: Skull Island’ Opens to Muscular $72M

Tweet The Warner Bros. and Legendary Entertainment blockbuster scored Hollywood’s second-largest opening in China this year. Kong: Skull Island roared into the Middle Kingdom over the weekend, earning a muscular $72 million, according to studio figures. The big bow gives the Warner Bros. and Legendary Entertainment film claim to Hollywood’s second-largest opening in China...
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Cancer Survivors and Pregnancy Complication Risk

Tweet THURSDAY, March 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Surviving a cancer when young may leave some women with another health issue: An increased risk for certain pregnancy complications. That’s the conclusion of a new study of more than 15,000 births to teen and young adult women, aged 15 to 39, living in North Carolina. Those who were cancer survivors had a higher risk for preterm birth,...
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Older Mothers May Raise Better-Behaved Kids

Tweet THURSDAY, March 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Older mothers are less likely to scold or punish their young children, and those children tend to have fewer behavioral, social and emotional problems, a new study suggests. According to researchers from Aarhus University in Denmark, older moms tend to have more stable relationships, are more educated, and have more wealth and resources. “We...
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Many Kids With Diabetes Missing Out on Eye Exams

Tweet THURSDAY, March 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Many young Americans with diabetes aren’t getting the eye exams that medical experts say they need, new research reveals. “Diabetic retinopathy” is a serious complication of diabetes. It causes the blood vessels in the eyes to leak. This distorts vision, and can eventually lead to vision loss, according to the U.S. National...
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Most Cancers Caused by Random DNA Copying Errors

Tweet THURSDAY, March 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) — The “Why me?” reaction that can come after a cancer diagnosis may have no easy answer, with new research showing that most tumors are caused by random genetic “mistakes.” Investigators at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore used complex mathematical modeling to track mutations driving abnormal cell growth for 32 types...
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Many Dialysis Patients May Not Need Colonoscopies

Tweet FRIDAY, March 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Older Americans on kidney dialysis have high rates of colonoscopy screening for colon cancer, but most get little benefit from the screening, a new study suggests. Dialysis patients have high rates of death, so routine colon cancer screening doesn’t improve survival for most dialysis patients who don’t qualify for a kidney transplant. Therefore,...
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Want Cheap and Healthy Meals? Cook at Home

Tweet FRIDAY, March 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) — If you’re eager to save money while eating right, stick close to your own kitchen, researchers say. “Frequent eating out was associated with lower diet quality, more ‘empty calories’ and higher diet costs” compared to home cooking, said study author Adam Drewnowski. The troublemakers for regular restaurant-goers are...
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