Go Nuts for Heart Health

TUESDAY, April 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The crunchy goodness of peanuts, walnuts, cashews and other nuts may be just what the cardiologist ordered, new research suggests. The study couldn’t prove cause-and-effect. However, the analysis of health data on more than 61,000 Swedes aged 45 and older found regularly eating nuts was tied to lower…

Safety Info for Opioids Found Lacking

MONDAY, April 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Information about safe storage and disposal of opioid painkillers on the drugs’ package inserts is inconsistent, and even missing from some products, researchers report. Incorrect storage or disposal of unused opioid painkillers is common and a major source of illegal opioid medication use, the new study found. The…

AHA: A Call for Deeper Understanding of AFib

MONDAY, April 16, 2018 (American Heart Association) — Much of what doctors and researchers know about treating atrial fibrillation is based simply on the yes-no question of whether a patient has the condition or not. But this all-too-common heart rhythm disorder is much more complicated than that — and a new scientific statement, published April…

Overcoming Fear of Back Pain May Spur Recovery

MONDAY, April 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) — People with chronic back pain often try painkillers and other treatments without success. Now, a new study suggests a program of education and exercise may provide relief. Helping patients think differently about pain and encouraging them to move in ways they previously feared appears to ease pain and…