Health News Brief: Binge Drinking Dramatically Increases the Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease in Over 65s, Breast Cancer Patients Who Refuse Breast Removal, Could Need Second Surgery, Coffee and Heart Disease American Medical ID

 

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Health News Brief

July 24, 2012   

Detergent Pods Have Poison-Control World on Edge
They’re colourful, shiny and look suspiciously like candy. But if children take a bite, they could end up in the hospital.
Source: Health Canada Read More

Playgrounds for Adults: New Trend Helps Couch Potatoes Get into the Swing
For anyone who's stared longingly at a swing-set or quietly cursed the height restriction at McDonald's Playland, the International Council on Active Aging brings a ball-pit full of good news.
Source: International Council on Active Aging Read More

Binge Drinking Dramatically Increases the Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease in Over 65s
A study of more than 5,000 over 65s found those who drank heavily at least twice a month were two and a half times as likely to suffer a severe decline in their mental ability and memory as they aged.
Source: Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2012 Read More

Breast Cancer Patients Who Refuse Breast Removal, Could Need Second Surgery
One in five of breast cancer patients who refuse to undergo mastectomy - and instead opt for breast conserving surgery (which is less drastic) need more surgeries in future to remove tumours, a latest study reveals. Source: British Medical Journal Read More

Coffee and Heart Disease
In the past, the consumption of coffee was generally regarded as being detrimental to heart health. Coffee was said to increase blood pressure, increase cholesterol levels, and increase the risk of heart attack and cardiac arrhythmias.
Source: Kaiser Permanente Read More

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