Stressed Out at Work? Your A-Fib Risk May Rise

TUESDAY, June 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) — If you’re feeling overwhelmed at work, you’ll want to read on. Job-related stress may raise your risk of developing a heart rhythm disorder called atrial fibrillation, a new study suggests. Swedish researchers found the most stressful jobs were associated with nearly 50 percent higher odds of atrial fibrillation.…

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Could Rover Unleash a Flu Pandemic?

TUESDAY, June 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Dog lovers might be distressed by the latest research on flu pandemics. In the new study, scientists suggest that your beloved furry companion could trigger a flu pandemic among people in the future. Why? Researchers found that flu strains can jump from pigs to dogs, and that flu…

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Mammograms Might Encourage Other Screenings

TUESDAY, June 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Older women who get mammograms are more likely to also seek screenings for cervical cancer and osteoporosis, new research reveals. This held true for the Medicare recipients even when their mammograms produced false positive results. “It’s encouraging that women for whom services are received through Medicare are not…

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