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Aura With Your Migraines? Your Risk of Atrial Fibrillation May Be Higher

A study published in Neurology suggests migraine with aura is associated with an increased risk of atrial fibrillation, or a-fib, which raises stroke risk.

Don't Skip the Weights: Just Minutes a Week Can Improve Heart Health

Lifting weights for less than an hour a week can cut your risk of heart attack or stroke by up to 70 percent, according to a study.

CDC Reports Increase in Polio-Like Illness, Mostly in Kids

As the total number of confirmed cases of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) in 2018 rose to 90 across 27 states, a CDC report suggests the cause may be viral.

Coffee May Lower Type 2 Diabetes Risk

A review of 30 studies involving more than a million participants suggests coffee may reduce the risk for type 2 diabetes.

Task Force Recommends Alcohol Screening

Guidelines issues by the U.S. Preventive Task Force recommend that primary care doctors screen adults over age 18 for unhealthy alcohol use.

Move More, Sit Less Say New Physical Activity Guidelines

Updated Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans have been issued to improve fitness, promote wellness, and reduce the risk of chronic diseases.

Being Overweight Causes Depression, Especially in Women

A study suggests there’s a causal link between being overweight and being depressed, even in people without additional health problems, especially women.

Pediatricians Update Kid Concussion Guidelines

The American Academy of Pediatrics revised its concussion guidelines for kids and teens to support light physical activity and the return to school.

Bacterial Pneumonia Poses High Risk for Heart Complications

Research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2018 suggests bacterial pneumonia is more harmful to the heart than viral pneumonia.

Overweight Teens Have Higher Pancreatic Cancer Risk as Adults

Pancreatic cancer risk may be up to four times higher in adults who were overweight or obese during adolescence, according to a study published in Cancer.