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Fitness trackers accurately measure heart rate but not calories burned, study finds

Fitness trackers accurately measure heart rate but not calories burned, study finds

Fitness trackers accurately measure heart rate but not calories burned, Stanford study finds Millions of people wear some kind of wristband activity tracker and use the device to monitor their own exercise and health, often sharing the data with their physician. But is the data accurate? Such people can take heart in knowing that if […]

A muffin a day might just keep the doctor away

A muffin a day might just keep the doctor away

Baking meets science in a delicious University of Queensland health initiative that really takes the cake. ‘Good heart’ muffin, developed by UQ scientists, could help lower the risk of heart disease. UQ Centre for Nutrition and Food Sciences scientist and keen baker Dr Nima Gunness said the muffins contained three grams of beta glucans – […]

Skin Cancer More Common Than All Other Cancers Combined

Skin Cancer More Common Than All Other Cancers Combined

INDIANAPOLIS—State health officials are reminding Hoosiers to take steps to protect their skin from harmful ultraviolet rays as part of Skin Cancer Awareness Month in May. “Hoosiers should protect their skin all year long, but summer presents additional dangers as people spend more time outdoors,” said State Health Commissioner Jerome Adams, M.D., M.P.H. “Remembering that […]

Fruits and vegetables’ latest superpower? Lowering blood pressure

Fruits and vegetables’ latest superpower? Lowering blood pressure

LOS ANGELES — Eating potassium-rich foods like sweet potatoes, avocados, spinach, beans, bananas — and even coffee — could be key to lowering blood pressure, according to Alicia McDonough, PhD, professor of cell and neurobiology at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC). “Decreasing sodium intake is a well-established way […]

Mylan Provides Update on Meridian Medical Technologies’, a Pfizer Company, Expanded Voluntary Worldwide Recall of EpiPen® Auto-Injector

Mylan Provides Update on Meridian Medical Technologies’, a Pfizer Company, Expanded Voluntary Worldwide Recall of EpiPen® Auto-Injector

Mylan N.V. (NASDAQ, TASE: MYL) today announced that Meridian Medical Technologies, a Pfizer company and Mylan’s manufacturing partner for EpiPen® Auto-Injector, has expanded a voluntary recall of select lots of EpiPen (epinephrine injection, USP) and EpiPen Jr® (epinephrine injection, USP) Auto-Injectors to now include additional lots distributed in the U.S. and other markets in consultation […]

EpiPen and and EpiPen Jr Auto-Injector: Recall – Failure to Activate Device

EpiPen and and EpiPen Jr Auto-Injector: Recall – Failure to Activate Device

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting consumers to Meridian Medical Technologies’ voluntary recall of 13 lots of Mylan’s EpiPen and EpiPen Jr (epinephrine injection) Auto-Injector products used for emergency treatment of severe allergic reactions. This recall is due to the potential that these devices may contain a defective part that may result in […]

Health Officials Offer Free Tobacco Cessation Support

Health Officials Offer Free Tobacco Cessation Support

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana tobacco users will be able to obtain free medication to help them quit smoking as part of an Indiana Tobacco Quitline promotion offered in conjunction with a nationwide smoking cessation campaign. The promotion, scheduled from March 13 to April 2 or until supplies run out, will encourage smokers to call the Indiana […]

How much sun is good for our health?

How much sun is good for our health?

Spanish researchers have estimated the duration of solar radiation exposure required in order to obtain the recommended doses of vitamin D. While in spring and summer 10 to 20 minutes in the sun are enough, in the winter months almost two hours would be needed, therefore for the vast majority of the population it is […]

Health Department’s MOMS Helpline Helps Thousands of Hoosiers

Health Department’s MOMS Helpline Helps Thousands of Hoosiers

INDIANAPOLIS—The Indiana State Department of Health’s MOMS Helpline has received more than 5,000 calls in the past year as it works to connect Hoosiers with maternal and child health services and help reduce Indiana’s infant mortality rate. The MOMS Helpline, a service of the Maternal and Child Health division at the state health department, launched […]

The lasting effects of ministrokes may contribute to dementia

The lasting effects of ministrokes may contribute to dementia

Medical University of South Carolina investigators report preclinical research showing that microinfarcts induce prolonged dysfunction in brain areas estimated to be 12-times larger than the visible injury site. Evidence overwhelmingly supports a link between cognitive decline and cerebrovascular diseases such as atherosclerosis, arteriolosclerosis, and cerebral amyloid angiopathy. Not only do individuals with cerebrovascular diseases have […]

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