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…

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Eat Well, Age Well

SUNDAY, Nov. 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) — A healthy diet may translate into a healthier old age, researchers report. The scientists followed close to 1,000 men and women in England, who were born in March 1946, throughout their adulthood. Those who ate more fruits, vegetables and whole-grain cereals — and fewer highly processed foods —…

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People Tend to Overestimate Pain From Surgery

FRIDAY, Nov. 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Many patients overestimate the amount of pain they’ll experience after surgery, resulting in needless anxiety, a new study reports. “We believe providers need to do a better job of counseling patients on realistic pain expectations,” said study co-author Dr. Jaime Baratta, director of regional anesthesia at Thomas Jefferson…

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What Drives Teen School Shooters

FRIDAY, Nov. 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) — A teenage school shooter may be attempting to prove his masculinity. So says an Oregon researcher who analyzed the traits shared by 31 boys involved in 29 mass shootings at U.S. schools. The attacks occurred between 1995 and 2015, and the killers ranged in age from 11 to…

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