Health News Brief: Weight Training Helps Older Women Stave Off Dementia, Really? Optimism Reduces the Risk of Heart Disease, Abuse Alters DNA of Kids, Report Hints American Medical ID

 

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Health News Brief

May 1, 2012   


Weight Training Helps Older Women Stave Off Dementia Seniors who lifted weights or did other forms of resistance training slowed their decline to full-blown dementia, a study including B.C. researchers has found.
Source: The University of British Colombia Read More

Preventative Medicines Can Help Migraine Sufferers
Many migraine sufferers could have fewer, less severe headaches if they took preventative medicines, but few eligible patients do, say doctors releasing updated treatment guidelines.
Source: American Academy of Neurology, American Headache Society Read More

SPK Transplants May Offer No Advantage for Type 2 Diabetes
Simultaneous pancreas-kidney (SPK) transplantation offers no patient or survival advantage over decreased-donor kidney transplantation alone for selected patients with type 2 diabetes, new findings suggest.
Source: Renal & Neurology News Read More

Really? Optimism Reduces the Risk of Heart Disease
Laughter may not exactly be the best medicine. But a cheerful outlook on life may be good for your heart.
Source: Harvard Read More

Abuse Alters DNA of Kids, Report Hints
A new study suggests that violence leaves long-terms scars on children’s bodies – not just in bruises on the skin, but also in alterations to their DNA causing changes that are the equivalent of 7 to 10 years of premature aging. Source: Duke Institute for Genome Sciences & Policy Read More

A Medical ID Could Have Helped this Situation
Angie Robinson of Tacoma had just finished grabbing a bite to eat when her phone rang. The caller wanted to know if she was JayQwan Harris’ mom. “She told me ‘Your son had a seizure. He’s unresponsive. We have called an ambulance,’” Robinson recalled.
After waiting a bit, she was led back to a room where she expected to find her 20-year-old son. But when she got there, she was shocked. “That’s not our baby,” she said.

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