Health News Brief: What Causes Brain Freeze?, Women Lag in Life Expectancy Gains, 10 Hangover Remedies- What Works? American Medical ID

 

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Health News Brief

April 24, 2012   

What Causes Brain Freeze?
We've all been there before: On a hot day, you reach for an ice cold drink or a big scoop of ice cream and when you sink in, you're met with excruciating pain. We're talking the dreaded "brain freeze," - often dubbed an "ice cream headache" - and a new study claims to have finally unlocked clues as to what causes this chilly sensation.
Source: Experimental Biology 2012 Read More

Extra Vitamin C May Help Lower Blood Pressure
Vitamin C supplements may help to lower blood pressure, a new study suggests. Overweight female babies are at increased risk for cardiovascular disease and diabetes in adulthood.
Source: WebMD Read More

Women Lag in Life Expectancy Gains
Women's life spans in the USA are improving at a slower pace than men's and are shorter in many U.S. counties than they were 20 years ago, according to a report released Thursday.
Source: Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation Read More

U.S., European Groups Update Diabetes Care Guidelines
After several years of planning, discussion and review, the American Diabetes Association and European Association for the Study of Diabetes have published new guidelines for managing hyperglycemia in people with type 2 diabetes.
Source: American Diabetes Association and European Association for the Study of Diabetes Read More

10 Hangover Remedies- What Works?
The only way to avoid a pounding head and queasiness the morning after is to drink in moderation, or to stay away from alcohol entirely. But with all sorts of seasonal celebrations going on, it’s easy to overindulge. Source: Health.com Read More

Earth Day was April 22nd


Earth Day was celebrated worldwide on Sunday, April 22nd. If you missed your chance to participate it’s not too late.

There are still ways you can help! Consider submitting your pledge to the Earth Day Network’s Billion Acts of Green®.
For more information: Click Here

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