You're Less Likely to Get a Blood Transfusion Now

TUESDAY, Feb. 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Americans are getting fewer blood transfusions, and that’s good news, researchers say. “It’s a win-win for everybody,” said Dr. Aaron Tobian, senior author of a new study. “Fewer transfusions are good for multiple reasons,” said Tobian, director of transfusion medicine at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Public Health.…

Urine May Hold the Key to Your True Age

TUESDAY, Feb. 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A simple urine test apparently can reveal how old your body really is — showing its biological, not chronological age. That information can then help determine your risk for age-related diseases and even death, a new study suggests. The test checks for a substance — called a marker…

Strong Tobacco Laws May Weed Out Vapers, Too

TUESDAY, Feb. 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Along with reducing conventional smoking, anti-tobacco laws in the United States may tamp down use of electronic cigarettes, a new study suggests. New York University researchers found that states with anti-tobacco regulations — such as smoke-free air laws and cigarette taxes — had fewer vapers as well as…

Your Spouse's Role in Your Job Success

TUESDAY, Feb. 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The expression “my better half” — used to describe one’s spouse — may be more than a cliche. Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis conducted a five-year study that involved nearly 5,000 married people of all ages, and included questionnaires about spouses’ job satisfaction, raises and promotions.…