More Smog Might Mean More Hospitalizations
WEDNESDAY, April 18 (HealthDay News) -- Long-term exposure to
fine-particle air pollution may increase older adults' risk of
being hospitalized for lung and heart disease, stroke and diabetes,
a new study says.
No Proof That Gum Disease Causes Heart Disease, Experts Say
WEDNESDAY, April 18 (HealthDay News) -- A new scientific
statement issued by the American Heart Association says no
convincing evidence exists linking untreated gum disease to heart
disease or stroke. Nor is there strong evidence that treating gum
disease can reduce your risk of heart disease or stroke, the report
Everyday Activities Might Lower Alzheimer's Risk
WEDNESDAY, April 18 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests
that elderly people who move around more -- even gardening or
puttering around the house -- are less likely to develop
Alzheimer's disease than more sedentary seniors.
When Does Boxing-Related Head Trauma Become Too Much?
WEDNESDAY, April 18 (HealthDay News) -- Professional fighters
may hit a threshold -- a specific number of fights and years in the
ring -- where they can no longer take blows to the head without
brain damage, a new study suggests.
Use of Ecstasy, Speed by Teens Tied to Later Depression
WEDNESDAY, April 18 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who use the party
drugs ecstasy (MDMA) and speed (methamphetamine and/or amphetamine)
appear to face a notably higher risk of depression afterward, new
Canadian research suggests.