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‘Holiday heart syndrome’: What is it and how to avoid it

‘Holiday heart syndrome’: What is it and how to avoid it

‘Tis the season of holiday parties, powered by fatty, salty hors d’oeuvres with plenty of booze to wash them down. The combination can create what doctors call “holiday heart syndrome.” It’s a term coined in 1978 to describe the sudden increase of patients in emergency rooms during the holidays complaining of irregular heart rhythms known…MORE

Top 10 health questions America asked Dr. Google in 2019

Top 10 health questions America asked Dr. Google in 2019

Google users in the United States had a lot of questions about blood pressure, the keto diet and hiccups in 2019. Those topics were among the 10 most-searched health-related questions on the search engine this year, according to new data from Google. The list was based on search terms collected between January and early December.…MORE

More people in the US are dying at home than at the hospital

More people in the US are dying at home than at the hospital

For the first time since the early 20th century, more people in United States are dying at home than at the hospital, according to a report published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Wednesday. The researchers looked at the number of natural deaths in the United States based on data collected by the…MORE

Exercise advice on food labels could help reduce obesity, researchers say

Exercise advice on food labels could help reduce obesity, researchers say

Food labels detailing how much exercise is needed to burn off a product’s calorie content could help to combat obesity, according to UK researchers. Physical activity calorie equivalent (PACE) labels could improve on labels that identify only calories and nutrient content, according to a new scientific review. Under the proposed system, a small bar of…MORE

New Zealand has ordered more than 1,290 square feet of skin for volcano victims

New Zealand has ordered more than 1,290 square feet of skin for volcano victims

New Zealand has ordered 1,292 square feet of skin to treat patients injured in Monday’s volcanic eruption on White Island, authorities said Wednesday. A total of 47 people were on White Island, off the coast of North Island, when the eruption occurred. Six have been confirmed dead, while 25 people are currently hospitalized in critical…MORE

Study links frozen embryo transfer to higher childhood cancer risk

Study links frozen embryo transfer to higher childhood cancer risk

Children born after the use of frozen embryo transfer were at higher risk of childhood cancer, according to a new study, but the risk remains low. The study, published in the medical journal JAMA on Tuesday, looks at babies born in Denmark, a country with one of the highest rates of assisted reproductive technology. In…MORE

All the lonely people: Why more of us will feel disconnected than ever before

All the lonely people: Why more of us will feel disconnected than ever before

Despite popular belief, baby boomers between 55 and 75 aren’t more lonely than prior generations, according to two new studies published Tuesday by the American Psychological Association. But that doesn’t mean we won’t have a loneliness epidemic in the future, as the baby-boomer population continues to age and younger generations struggle with feelings of isolation.…MORE

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