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Cheering on Your Favorite Team May Harm Your Heart

Watching sports can stress the heart as much as playing in the game, suggests a small study published in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology. Researchers discovered that pulse rates rise by 75 percent in people watching a hockey game on television and ...

Breast Cancer Death Rates Fall

A new report from the American Cancer Society (ACS) indicates breast cancer death rates in the United States dropped 39 percent between 1989 and 2015, translating to about 322,600 lives saved. The report also provides a detailed analysis of breast ca...

Does Black Tea Aid Weight Loss?

The health benefits of tea – especially green tea – are well documented. Now, a new study in mice conducted by researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles suggests, for the first time, that black tea can also promote weight loss and prov...

How Skipping Breakfast Can Harm Your Heart

People who regularly skip breakfast are at increased risk for heart problems, according to a recent study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Results of the study suggest middle-aged adults who do not eat breakfast have tw...

Just an Hour of Exercise a Week Could Help Prevent Depression

The health benefits of exercise are well-known and well-touted. Now, results of a groundbreaking study suggest just an hour of exercise per week – of any intensity – can help prevent depression. The study was conducted by researchers at the Universit...

Medical Errors Affect 21 Percent of U.S. Adults

Although most Americans report positive experiences with health care in the United States, a new survey suggests 21 percent of adults have had personal experience with medical errors. According to this survey, which involved over 2,500 adults and was ...

Sense of Smell Linked to Dementia Risk

According to a long-term study involving nearly 3,000 adults between the ages of 57 and 85, seniors who cannot identify at least four out of five common odors are more than twice as likely to develop dementia within five years as those with a normal ...

Video Gamers Learn Better

People who play video games performed significantly better than non-gamers in a learning competition and had increased activity in areas of the brain relevant for learning, according to a small study conducted by researchers at Ruhr-University Bochum ...

Exercise Can Worsen Chronic Fatigue

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has revised its patient guidelines for myalgic encephalomyelitis, often called chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), and is changing its guidelines for physicians as well. Chronic fatigue syndrome i...

Poor Vision and Hearing Loss Lead to Cognitive Decline

An increasing number of studies have suggested that compromised sensory function – vision loss and/or poor hearing, for example – is associated with a decline in cognitive abilities and increased dementia risk. The possible reason? When the brain mus...