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More Bad News for Meat Eaters

Eggs are also bad news for people with peripheral artery disease

(Newser) - Red meat and eggs should be off the menu for people with peripheral artery disease, a narrowing of the arteries that affects an estimated 27 million people in North America and Europe, a new study shows. The culprit is TMAO, a chemical byproduct produced in the gut during the digestion... More »

Heart Surgery Devices Were Contaminated With Bacteria

The resulting infection is rare, but can be deadly

(Newser) - A life-saving device commonly used in heart-bypass surgeries across the nation may have been contaminated during the manufacturing process, US health regulators warned on Thursday. Some LivaNova PLC Stockert 3T heater-cooler devices may have been exposed to Mycobacterium chimaera bacteria, most likely at the manufacturing plant in Germany, the Washington ... More »

One More Health Concern: Belief in Miracles

Study: Believing in divine intervention can backfire in a bad way

(Newser) - Is it dangerous to believe in miracles? Yes, when it comes to matters of health, the Washington Post reports. A new study found that people who put their fate in the hands of God were less likely to seek treatment or pursue healthy options that could forestall illness, such as... More »

For Women, Sex Gets Better With Age

'We were surprised,' say researchers after survey of middle-aged females

(Newser) - Women who have heard for years that they face a declining sex life can take heart in new research that says sex gets better with age. University of Pittsburgh researchers found that while the frequency of sex declines, the quality makes up for it. “We were surprised to find... More »

Chin Up: This Is the Lightest You'll Weigh This Entire Year

Once you gain those holiday pounds, it'll take about five months to lose them

(Newser) - The good news is you're probably lighter now than you were at any other point so far this year. The bad news is you're about to pack on the pounds again, and it'll take months to lose them. So report researchers out of Cornell and Finland in... More »

A Happy Spouse May Make You Not Just Happier, but Healthier

'Another person’s happiness is filling you up, so you do these healthy things'

(Newser) - If you follow the ping-ponging research, you'll know that happiness is achieved by staying single . Or maybe by expressing gratitude to your spouse. Or by having at least four kids . Well, it's time to add another line item to the list: Marry a happy person. So report researchers... More »

433K People Die Every Year Because They Sat for Too Long

And anything more than 3 hours is considered too long

(Newser) - You might want to sit down for this. On second thought, keep standing. A study published last month in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found that sitting for more than three hours per day is responsible for 3.8%—or approximately 433,000—of all deaths worldwide every year.... More »

Want Lower BMI? Pot Might Help

Daily marijuana use linked to lower body mass for both women and men

(Newser) - People who smoke weed on a daily basis tend to have slightly lower body mass indexes than people who don't, and while researchers say they're not suggesting that people take up regular marijuana smoking, they're keen to understand the mechanism at play. Specifically, they followed more than... More »

Trump Doc Releases Candidate's Health Stats

Donald is in 'excellent physical health,' Dr. Harold Bornstein says

(Newser) - Donald Trump reportedly offered a few snippets about his health during his sit-down with Dr. Mehmet Oz on Wednesday (set to air Thursday), but the GOP nominee's personal physician released a more comprehensive overview in a medical note Thursday, Politico reports. Hopefully spending more than the five minutes he... More »

Sources: Clinton's Real Problem Is She Won't Drink Water

She planned to 'power through' illness

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton has many talents, but successfully staying hydrated is apparently not among them, according to insiders who say trying to get Clinton to drink water is a constant headache for aides. "She won't drink water, and you try telling Hillary Clinton she has to drink water,"... More »

Clinton's Health Just Became a Huge Campaign Issue

She cancels California events after diagnosis of pneumonia

(Newser) - Concerns about Hillary Clinton's health have gone from conspiracy theory to what analysts are calling a major campaign issue. After she abruptly left a 9/11 memorial event early Sunday, her doctor disclosed that she had been diagnosed with pneumonia on Friday and was advised to rest. The campaign now... More »

Trump Promises 'Major' Immigration Speech

He wants 'Crooked Hillary' to release health records

(Newser) - After days of confusion, speculation, and suggestions of a "stunning reversal," Donald Trump appears to be almost ready to cIarify his stance on immigration. "I will be making a major speech on ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION on Wednesday in the GREAT State of Arizona," he tweeted Sunday. "... More »

Doc Wrote Letter Praising Trump's Health in 5 Minutes

While Trump's limo waited

(Newser) - Donald Trump "will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency," Trump's doctor of 35 years wrote in a letter in December. Now in an interview with NBC News , Dr. Harold Bornstein admits he wrote the four-paragraph letter in just five minutes while Trump's limo... More »

Man's Death Blamed on His Bagpipes

Mold and fungus caused 'bagpipe lung' that eventually proved fatal

(Newser) - It sounds like a bad joke: A Liverpool man felled by his own dirty bagpipes. But this is no Monty Python skit. After seven years spent suffering from a dry cough and worsening breathlessness, the 61-year-old musician died of hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP), dubbed "bagpipe lung." The rare condition... More »

Clinton Slams 'Wacky' Claims About Her Health

She tells Kimmel it's like an 'alternative reality'

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton is pushing back against charges that she's physically unfit for the White House. On Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Monday, she said the accusations are part of a "wacky strategy" by GOP rival Donald Trump and an "alternative reality" that's not focused on the kinds... More »

Nonstop Artificial Light Might Even Affect Your Bones

In a new study, mice became more frail, but only temporarily

(Newser) - Roughly one-third of the globe can no longer see the Milky Way thanks to artificial light at night. The impact of light pollution has long been obvious, but scientists are now exploring the role of constant exposure to light on health, and a study in the journal Current Biology adds... More »

Millennial Men Are Weak Sauce Compared to Their Dads

Too much texting, not enough heavy lifting

(Newser) - If today's men think that all those video games are helping them maintain optimal hand strength, they'd better think again. In a series of studies testing grip and pinch strength, researchers report in the Journal of Hand Therapy that among the 237 healthy millennials studied between the ages... More »

As Venezuela Reels, Women Turn to Sterilization

With condoms and other methods in short supply, women have few choices

(Newser) - Add another problem to the catastrophe gripping Venezuela: women opting to sterilize themselves rather than bring a new life into the chaos. No government statistics on sterilization are available, but a social worker tells Reuters she sees up to five women a day who seek to undergo a tubal ligation.... More »

Study: Being Out of Shape Nearly as Deadly as Smoking

And it's more dangerous than high cholesterol and blood pressure

(Newser) - Being physically unfit is more damaging to living a long life than everything except smoking, according to a study published Wednesday in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology . And as the Huffington Post puts it: "We all know how evil smoking is." Researchers measured the maximum oxygen intake... More »

Beware This Weird Summer Malady: 'Margarita Burn'

Wash up after slicing those limes

(Newser) - Maybe bartenders deserve hazard pay—especially if they're mixing margaritas in the sun. After all, those are the perfect conditions for a case of phytophotodermatitis—a nasty chemical burn, according to the Atlantic , that can result from a combination of lime juice on the skin and sun exposure. Colloquial... More »

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