Garden for Longevity: From Pots to Plots

Yahoo Health Experts What does your garden grow? You may have a few humble window boxes or an ambitious veggie plot, but did you realize that when you’re playing in the dirt, you’re protecting your physical and mental health? Gardening is one of the best ways to tune your body to the seasonal fluctuations in…

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Berries Keep Your Brain Sharp

BWH press release Berries are good for you, that’s no secret. But can strawberries and blueberries actually keep your brain sharp in old age? A new study by researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) finds that a high intake of flavonoid rich berries, such as strawberries and blueberries, over time, can delay memory decline…

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Too many people get angioplasties, study suggests

Reuters Health News One out of every seven patients having a non-emergency angioplasty to clear a clogged artery in the heart didn’t meet criteria for needing the procedure, in a new study from New York. And based on guidelines, it was uncertain whether the stent-inserting surgery was appropriate in another one-half of patients. “Patients need…

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Sleep apnea linked to cancer

Spanish researchers who followed 5,200 cancer-free patients with sleep apnea found that those with severe sleep apnea had a 68 percent increased risk of developing cancer of any kind. NBC’s Dr. Nancy Snyderman reports. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

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FDA Statement regarding azithromycin (Zithromax) and the risk of cardiovascular death

US Food and Drug Administration May 17, 2012 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is aware of the study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, on May 17, 2012, that compared the risks of cardiovascular death in patients treated with azithromycin (Zithromax), amoxicillin, ciprofloxacin (Cipro), levofloxacin (Levaquin), and no antibacterial drug. The…

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First, do no harm: Study finds danger in standard treatment for a serious lung disease

University of Michigan Healthcare System News Results show importance of rigorous, placebo-controlled, independent evaluation of treatments for any disease A combination of three drugs used worldwide as the standard of care for a serious lung disease puts patients in danger of death or hospitalization, and should not be used together to treat the disease, called…

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