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Not All With Atrial Fibrillation Treated

CHICAGO (UPI) — More U.S. patients with atrial fibrillation — irregular heartbeat — could receive treatment when having other cardiac surgery, U.S. researchers say. Dr. Richard Lee, surgical director of the Center for Heart Rhythm Disorders at Northwestern Memorial’s Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute, said patients who are undergoing surgery for other cardiac issues, don’t always have […]

Buffett Awakens PSA Test Controversy

LOS ANGELES (UPI) — Warren Buffett’s decision to get two months of radiation for stage 1 prostate cancer highlights questions about prostate screenings, U.S. health officials say. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, which issues recommendations on medical testing and treatment, said in 2008 men age 75 and older should not receive the prostate specific […]

G-Spot Found In Dead Women Who Was 83

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (UPI) — A Florida gynecologist said he discovered the G-spot last fall during a post-mortem on an 83-year-old woman at a university in Poland. Dr. Adam Ostrzenski, a semi-retired gynecologist in St. Petersburg, Fla., said he performed his research on the dead woman because dissection of human remains is permitted in Poland […]

4,500 U.S. Employees Killed On Job In 2010

WASHINGTON (UPI) — More than 4,500 U.S. workers died from occupational injuries and approximately 49,000 deaths were attributed to work-related illnesses in 2010, officials say. In 2010, 4,547 U.S. workers died from occupational injuries and approximately 49,000 deaths were attributed to work-related illnesses, officials say. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported approximately 3.1 million workers […]

U.S. Workers Not Getting Enough Sleep

ATLANTA (UPI) — An estimated 20 percent of the more than 42,500 U.S. vehicle crashes a year are linked to drowsy driving, federal health officials said. A report published in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report said insufficient sleep can have serious and sometimes fatal consequences for fatigued workers […]

U.S. Teens Lead In Deaths, Pot And Obesity

NEW YORK (UPI) — U.S. teens smoke the most marijuana in the world, have the highest mortality in the world and have high binge drinking rates, a worldwide study found. A study published in The Lancet examined challenges and problems faced by 1.8 billion young people in the world — including 40 countries overall and […]

Expert: No Such Thing As A Healthy Tan

NEWMARKET, Ontario (UPI) — A Canadian dermatologist cautions that a healthy tan is no tan at all and that there is no sunny side when it comes to tanning. Dr. John Turner, dermatologist at the Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket, Ontario, said he has seen melanoma in patients as young as 14. “Contrary to […]

Vitamin D May Help Lower Blood Pressure

LONDON (UPI) — A study showed giving vitamin D supplements in Europe in winter can help lower blood pressure in patients with hypertension, Danish researchers said. Study leader Dr. Thomas Larsen and a group of researchers studied 112 patients visiting the Holstebro Hospital in Denmark — at the 56th northern latitude, about the same latitude […]

Kids: Obesity, Higher Blood Pressure Link

LONDON (UPI) — Children who are heavier early in life are at an increased risk of hypertension and cardiometabolic problems later in life, Australian researchers say. Professor Lawrie Beilin of the University of Western Australia in Perth and colleagues tracked 1,186 children from birth to age 14 for weight and blood pressure. The study found […]

Berries May Reduce Brain Decline

BOSTON (UPI) — Blueberries and strawberries — high in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties — may reduce brain decline in older adults, U.S. researchers say. Dr. Elizabeth Devore of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston said flavonoids, found in plants, have powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. The researchers used data from the […]

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