Health News Brief: Night Owls May Pack On More Pounds, Antidepressants May Help With Heart Disease, Doctors Who Skip Social Media Risk Alienating Patients American Medical ID


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Health News Brief

August 6. 2013   

Night Owls May Pack On More Pounds
Night owls are more likely to gain weight than people who get good sleep because they tend to graze the kitchen for junk food in the wee hours of the morning, a new study suggests. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania found that people who were kept up until 4 a.m. in a sleep lab ate more than 550 additional calories during the late-night hours.
Source: Sleep Read More

Antidepressants May Help With Heart Disease
For some patients with heart disease, taking antidepressants may reduce the risk of heart problems brought on by mental stress, a new study suggests. Researchers looked at patients with myocardial ischemia a condition in which the heart doesn't get enough blood as they performed mentally stressful activities.
Source: Duke University School of Medicine Read More

Is Drinking High Amounts Of Coffee Safe? Study Shows That Coffee Overload Can Cause Weight Gain
While past studies have shown coffee in moderation could help you lose weight and cut risk of type 2 diabetes, a recent examination found that the opposite—coffee overload — could prevent weight loss.
Source: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry Read More

Doctors Who Skip Social Media Risk Alienating Patients
Physicians who forgo social media in their practices run the risk of falling behind patients’ growing demands for digital communication and allowing negative reviews to define their reputations, says a new research paper by HP Social Media Solutions, a digital consulting firm.
Source: HP Social Media Solutions Read More

Food Allergies In Children Are On The Rise -- Experts Don't Know Why
More children are showing food allergies, including peanuts, but medical investigators don't have a clear explanation for the increase. The recent death of a 13-year-old Sacramento girl from a peanut allergy raises the "key question",Why are people dying, and what can we do to prevent it?
Source: Food Allergy Research & Education Read More


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