Linda Carroll

Push-up capacity may predict men's heart disease risk

15 Feb 2019

(Reuters Health) - The number of push-ups a man can do in the doctor's office may be a good predictor of his risk of developing heart disease in the coming years, new research suggests.

Heart attack tied to edible marijuana is a warning to doctors

14 Feb 2019

(Reuters Health) - As medical and recreational marijuana becomes legal in more and more places, experts worry there isn't enough science on the risks and benefits of the drug, especially for patients with heart disease.

Researchers discover how sleep helps the body fight germs

13 Feb 2019

(Reuters Health) - It looks like your mother was right: when you've got a cold, sleep may be the best medicine.

Better breast cancer screening, treatments may have saved hundreds of thousands of lives over 30 years

12 Feb 2019

(Reuters Health) - Over the last three decades, improved screening and treatments may have kept hundreds of thousands of women from dying of breast cancer, computer simulations suggest.

Optimism may protect against chronic pain in soldiers

09 Feb 2019

(Reuters Health) - Soldiers who displayed high optimism before deployment were less likely to develop chronic pain after being sent to Afghanistan or Iraq than those who were more pessimistic, a new study finds.

Expert panel advises against surgery for shoulder pain

08 Feb 2019

(Reuters Health) - Surgery for shoulder pain that isn't caused by an injury has no better results than nonsurgical options or placebo surgery, and comes with potential harms, an expert panel has concluded.

E-prescribing bounces back after hurricanes only if infrastructure does too

06 Feb 2019

(Reuters Health) - The e-prescription system bounced back quickly after two out of three major 2017 hurricanes, a new U.S. study finds.

Obesity-related cancers rising in U.S. young adults

04 Feb 2019

(Reuters Health) - Mirroring the decades-long increase in obesity rates in the U.S., cancers that are thought to be driven at least in part by excess weight are also on the rise among people under age 50, a new study suggests.

Teen e-cigarette use linked to eventual smoking

01 Feb 2019

(Reuters Health) - Among teens, using e-cigarettes may raise the risk of progressing to cigarette smoking, a new U.S. study suggests.

Aerobic exercise may improve thinking skills in adults of all ages

31 Jan 2019

(Reuters Health) - Numerous studies have shown that aerobic exercise can improve cognition in seniors, but a small new study finds that vigorous workouts boost thinking skills in younger adults as well.

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