It Takes Years for Heart to Recover from Smoking

Tweet By Steven Reinberg                HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — When you stop smoking, your heart starts to rebound right away, but a full recovery can take as long as 15 years, a new study suggests. “The benefit of quitting smoking cannot be overstated — the cardiovascular system begins to recover quickly, with some physiologic...
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State’s Legal Moves Cause Mixed Messages on Toxic Air

Tweet Mary Walker, EPA administrator, Region 4, Atlanta. Georgia Environmental Protection Division: “State Officials Approve Plan to Reduce Ethylene Oxide Emissions at Smyrna Plant.” Sterigenics: “Sterigenics Comments on Receipt of Georgia EPDs Approval of Voluntary Enhancement Plans.” Sterigenics, SIP Permit Application, July 30, 2019. Kevin Chambers, public information officer, Georgia Environmental...
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Plague Concerns Close Parts of Wildlife Refuge

Tweet Aug. 19, 2019 — Some areas of the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge near Denver remain closed due to plague-infected prairie dogs. Other wildlife and nature areas near Denver has also been closed as officials try to halt the spread of the disease, which can be transferred by fleas to humans and pets, the Washington Post reported. It was discovered in late July that plague-infected...
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Georgia Residents Demand State Act on Toxic Air

Tweet Ken Mitchell, chief of air toxics assessment implementation, EPA Region 4, Atlanta, GA. Karen Hays, chief of the Air Protection Branch, Georgia Environmental Protection Division, Atlanta, GA. Barry Goppman, 72, Smyrna, GA. Article source: https://www.webmd.com/cancer/news/20190819/georgia-residents-demand-state-act-on-toxic-air?src=RSS_PUBLIC
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Children Make You Happier — Once They’ve Left Home

Tweet Aug. 20, 2019 — Having children can make you happier, but only when you’re older and if your children have moved out, a new study finds. Researchers surveyed 55,000 people, 50 and older, in 16 European countries about their mental health and found that the “the positive aspects of parenthood dominate when getting older,” CNN reported. One of the main reasons for that...
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Weaver Frozen Chicken Patties Recalled

Tweet Aug. 19, 2019 — About 39,000 pounds of Weaver brand chicken patty products have been recalled by Tyson Foods Inc. due to possible contamination with foreign matter, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) says. “The material involved was pieces from a mechanical seal or gasket,” a spokesperson for Tyson Foods told CBS MoneyWatch....
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Could Fluoride Be Bad for Baby During Pregnancy?

Tweet Psoriasis During Pregnancy By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Fluoride exposure from drinking water during pregnancy could be making children less intelligent, a new Canadian study argues. Expectant moms with higher levels of fluoride in their urine tended to have kids with lower average IQs, based on a study of 601 mother-child pairs...
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Heart Experts Support Use of Prescription Fish Oil

Tweet 3 Ways to Protect Your Heart By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Heart experts are advising that prescription-strength fish oil pills might help lower excess levels of blood fats known as triglycerides. The pills contain heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. When prescribed by a doctor, these meds can lower high triglyceride levels by 20%-30%,...
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EPA Won’t Approve Warning Labels for Glyphosate

Tweet Aug. 12, 2019 — Warning labels for the suspected cancer-causing weed killer glyphosate (Roundup) won’t be approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The International Agency for Research on Cancer says glyphosate is “probably carcinogenic,” which has led California to require warning labels on glyphosate products, the Associated Press reported. However, California...
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What TV Binge-Watching Does to Your Brain

Tweet MONDAY, Aug. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Binge-watching episodes of your favorite shows does no favors for your brain, an expert warns. “It’s important to recognize that the brain is not an isolated organ — it responds to its environment,” said Dr. Randall Wright, a neurologist at Houston Methodist in Texas. “When we binge-watch, we create an unhealthy environment...
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