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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