All That Overtime Could Be Killing You

TUESDAY, April 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A 40-hour work week may sound like a vacation to those burning the midnight oil. But a study in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine shows that consistently surpassing this standard can be detrimental to your health. Researchers said they found that working 61 to 70 hours a…

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Rear-Facing Car Seats Protect Tots in Crashes From Behind: Study

TUESDAY, April 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Rear-facing car seats provide effective protection for children in rear-end crashes, researchers say. Previous studies have shown that rear-facing car seats significantly reduce infant and toddler injuries and deaths in front- and side-impact crashes. But there has been little data on rear-end crashes, which represent more than one-quarter…

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Key Heart Risks Decline for Older Americans

MONDAY, April 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Older Americans dramatically reduced their risks for heart attack and stroke over a recent 20-year period, a new analysis finds. The likely reason: greater use of drugs to control cholesterol and blood pressure, as well as a decline in smoking, according to researchers from the University of Southern…

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After Cancer, Accelerated Aging?

MONDAY, April 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Even decades after treatment, cancer survivors tire more easily than people with no history of the disease, according to new research. The findings hint at a pattern of “accelerated aging” for people with a cancer history. “The main goal of cancer treatment has been survival, but studies like…

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