Health News Brief: January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, Caffeine Dos and Don'ts, Silent Strokes Linked to Memory Loss in Older Adults American Medical ID

 

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Health News Brief

January 10, 2012   

Caffeine Dos and Don’ts
Caffeine comes in many forms, some better than others. Beverages that combine caffeine with other ingredients — from stimulants in energy drinks to flavor shots in lattes—may have unwelcome side effects.
Source: Cleveland Clinic Read More

Brief, Intense Exercise Lowers Blood Sugar
Lack of time is a common reason cited for not exercising, but new research suggests that several short intensive workouts a week may help lower blood sugar levels similarly to longer, more regular exercise regimens.
Source: Journal of Applied Physiology Read More

Silent Strokes Linked to Memory Loss in Older Adults
Some stints of memory lapse in older adults may be due to silent strokes, tiny spots of dead cells inside the brain that bring on undetectable stroke symptoms.
Source: Neurology Read More

Red Meat Lovers Have More Kidney Cancer
People who eat lots of red meat may have a higher risk of some types of kidney cancer.
Source: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition Read More

Lots of Exercise May Boost Kids' Grades
A Dutch review of prior research reveals that the more physically active school-aged children are, the better they fare in the classroom.
Source: Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine Read More

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month
Glaucoma is called "the sneak thief of sight" since there are no symptoms and once vision is lost, it's permanent. In the United States, approximately 120,000 are blind from glaucoma, accounting for 9% to 12% of all cases of blindness.

Click here to find three ways you can help raise awareness.
Source: Glaucoma Research Foundation Read More

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