Sugary Drinks Could Break Your Heart

THURSDAY, Nov. 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) — If you’re a fan of sodas, fruit juices and sugary sports drinks, you’re probably not doing your heart any favors. A new review suggests that regularly quenching your thirst with sugar-sweetened beverages not only contributes to your risk of gaining weight, it also ups your chances of developing…

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Treeless Tropics, More Disease-Carrying Mosquitoes?

THURSDAY, Nov. 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Deforestation doesn’t just strip the landscape. In tropical regions, it may also lead to more disease-carrying mosquitoes, University of Florida researchers say. “Converting pristine tropical forests into areas for agriculture or other uses creates a habitat for the mosquitoes that transmit human diseases,” lead study author Nathan Burkett-Cadena…

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Robots May Be Cleaning Your Hospital Room Soon

THURSDAY, Nov. 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Hospitals are jumping on a tech trend, enlisting the help of germ-killing robots to tackle a potentially life-threatening but preventable issue: health care-associated infections. For instance, Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville will begin deploying robots this month to protect hospitalized patients from harmful germs, including MRSA (methicillin-resistant…

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Managing Anxiety

THURSDAY, Nov. 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) — A little bit of stress can motivate you, but too much might cause an anxiety disorder that can prevent you from living your life to the fullest. If you feel anxious on a daily basis, try making changes to your lifestyle to manage anxiety on your own. Exercise…

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Can You Trust the Labels on Your Supplements?

THURSDAY, Nov. 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Think you know what’s in your favorite supplement? Think again. More than half of the herbal and dietary supplements analyzed by researchers contained ingredients that differed from the list on their labels. Some had hidden ingredients that might actually harm health, researchers said. Bodybuilding and weight-loss supplements, in…

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