Optimism Might Help You Handle Angina

THURSDAY, March 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Optimism can benefit angina patients, according to researchers who suggest doctors can help these folks feel more hopeful. Angina is chest pain that occurs when the heart isn’t getting enough oxygen. The pain can be severe, and it’s a common reason for emergency department visits. Angina can have…

Step Up Your Strength Training

THURSDAY, March 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Strength training is an essential part of a complete workout program. But whether you use free weights, machines or resistance bands, keep challenging your muscles by stepping up your routine as you progress. Training with eight to 10 exercises that target all muscle groups should be done two…

U.S. Gun Injuries Dip During NRA Conventions

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) — With the debate over U.S. gun policy heating up, a new study uncovers an interesting connection: Fewer Americans fall victim to firearm injuries during the annual meetings hosted by the National Rifle Association (NRA). Researchers found that between 2007 and 2015, U.S. firearm injuries declined by 20 percent…

Years of Football Could Harm the Heart

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A lifetime spent playing football has been linked to brain damage, but the game also may lead to serious heart problems, two new studies suggest. In one, researchers found that former National Football League players have a five-times greater chance of developing heart rhythm problems, such as atrial…