Could Coffee Perk Up Your Heart Health?

WEDNESDAY, March 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Besides staying alert, coffee lovers who drink more than three cups of java a day may lower their risk for clogged arteries, a new Brazilian study suggests. Scientists surveyed more than 4,400 residents of Sao Paulo about their coffee-drinking habits, and correlated them with coronary artery calcium (CAC)…

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Medical E-Records Not Without Risks: Study

WEDNESDAY, March 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Advances in medical technology sometimes come with drawbacks, and in the case of electronic health records, a new study suggests these systems occasionally put patients at risk. “There’s no question that electronic health records have clear benefits for clinicians and patients, and can improve the care process,” said…

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AHA: Solving the Dilemma of Not Enough Hearts

TUESDAY, March 27, 2018 (American Heart Association) — In the not-too-distant future, Dr. Jennifer Cowger envisions a cardiac transplant landscape where more donations are encouraged and utilized, genetically engineered organs can be created in a laboratory, and improved mechanical devices eliminate the need for an actual human heart. But in the meantime, there’s a shortage…

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ADHD Tied to Brain Size Changes in Young Children

TUESDAY, March 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Young children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have smaller-than-normal brain regions that are crucial in controlling behavior, researchers have found. Along with conducting MRI brain scans, the researchers assessed the thinking skills and behavior of 90 children, ages 4 and 5. The investigators found that those children with ADHD…

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