Could a Common Blood Thinner Lower Cancer Risk?

MONDAY, Nov. 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) — A pill widely taken to prevent heart attack and stroke may also guard against cancer, new research suggests. Warfarin is an inexpensive blood thinner. It’s typically prescribed for patients whose leg arteries are prone to clots and for patients with the abnormal heartbeat called atrial fibrillation. Now, Norwegian…

5 Diet Minefields to Avoid

MONDAY, Nov. 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) — All-you-can-eat buffets are known diet disasters, but they’re far from the only minefields you’re likely to face. Plan ahead to avoid these 5 high-calorie situations. First up is the office birthday party. If there’s a gooey cake every month, suggest a fruit bouquet or bring your own portion-controlled…

How Safe Are Your Drinking Glasses?

MONDAY, Nov. 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Fun, decorative drinking glasses may contain potentially harmful levels of lead and cadmium, a new British study says. University of Plymouth researchers analyzed 72 new and second-hand decorated drinking glasses, including tumblers, beer and wine glasses, and jars. Around 7 out of 10 tested positive for lead or…

TV Ads Still Push Unhealthy Foods at Kids

MONDAY, Nov. 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) — The number of food ads targeting American children has declined, but most of the ads they do see are for unhealthy foods, a new study finds. Under a voluntary initiative launched in 2007, major food and beverage companies agreed to reduce unhealthy product advertising to children younger than…

Doctor Burnout: A Big Health Threat in U.S.

MONDAY, Nov. 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Complaining of burnout and job dissatisfaction, many U.S. doctors plan to reduce their work hours or leave medicine altogether, a new study reveals. “Our findings have profound implications for health care organizations,” according to the researchers from the American Medical Association (AMA), the Mayo Clinic and Stanford University.…