Health News Brief: Caffeine Shown to Stop Diabetes Memory Loss, More Batteries to Blame for Kids' ER Visits, Pot Belly Boosts Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death American Medical ID


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Health News Brief

June 12, 2012   

Girls' Food Choices at Age 9 May Predict Future Eating Disorders
The foods girls chose to eat when they're younger may indicate their risk of having an eating disorder in their teens, a new study suggests.
Source: Abbigail Tissot, associate director of the Division of Behavioral Medicine at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Read More

Caffeine Shown to Stop Diabetes Memory Loss
A new study from Portugal has claimed that caffeine can help to prevent memory loss in diabetes patients.
Source: Centre for Neuroscience and Cell Biology of the University of Coimbra in Portugal and PLoS Read More

More Batteries to Blame for Kids' ER Visits
The number of kids treated in emergency rooms after swallowing batteries -- or lodging them in their noses and ears -- has almost doubled over the past 20 years.
Source: Pediatrics Read More

Pot Belly Boosts Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death
A "spare tire" around the midsection raises the odds of sudden cardiac death in obese people, a new study finds.
Source: Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study Read More

Can a Daily Dose of Chocolate Prevent Heart Attacks? Some studies have suggested dark chocolate might be good for the heart. But just how much chocolate would you have to eat to reap the benefits? A new study claims to have figured it out.
Source: British Medical Journal Read More

June 14th is World Blood Donor Day

On 14 June, countries worldwide celebrate World Blood Donor Day with events to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products and to thank voluntary unpaid blood donors for their life-saving gifts of blood.

The theme of the 2012 World Blood Donor Day campaign, “Every blood donor is a hero” focuses on the idea that every one of us can become a hero by giving blood.

Learn more and find out how you can get involved.
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