'Low-Alcohol' Booze Labels May Backfire

FRIDAY, May 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Marketing “light” beer and wine could backfire, increasing the total amount that someone drinks, a new British study warns. “Labeling lower strength alcohol may sound like a good idea if it encourages people to switch drinks, but our study suggests it may paradoxically encourage people to drink more,”…

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When Temperatures Fall, Heart Attack Risk May Rise

FRIDAY, May 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Colder weather may raise the risk for a heart attack, a preliminary study suggests. Researchers in Taiwan found that heart attack rates fluctuated seasonally, with more occurring in winter than summer. When the temperature fell below 59 degrees Fahrenheit, heart attacks increased dramatically, the study authors said. “When…

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