Top News: #AlcoholAndHealth

Here are the top read news for #AlcoholAndHealth: Medications Can Help People Stop Abusing Alcohol, But Many Don’t Know That: It is still rare for a person struggling with alcohol to hear that medication therapy exists. This partly reflects the tradition of treating addiction through 12-step programs. It’s also a byproduct of limited promotion by…

Top News: #HeartHealth

Here are the top read news for #HeartHealth: Common painkillers linked to increased risk of heart failure, BMJ finds: The risk of admission for heart failure increased for seven traditional NSAIDs (diclofenac, ibuprofen, indomethacin, ketorolac, naproxen, nimesulide, and piroxicam) and two COX 2 inhibitors (etoricoxib and rofecoxib). The increased risk of hospital admission ranged from…

Top News: #FoodsAndNutrition

Here are the top read news on #FoodsAndNutrition: What’s the Definition of Processed Meat?: So what exactly is the problem with cured and processed meats, anyway? A lot of epidemiological evidence links consumption of cured and processed meats with increased risk of heart disease and cancer. The association is a little muddled by the fact…

Top News: #HeartHealth

Here are the top read news for #HeartHealth: People with heart failure need to be especially careful about drug interactions: More than 32 prescription medications were found to cause direct damage to the heart. For example, anthracyclines, a class of chemotherapy compounds frequently used to combat cancer, contain five agents known for causing irregular heart…

Top News: #DietAndNutrition

Here are the top read news for #DietAndNutrition: Is Sushi ‘Healthy’? What About Granola? Where Americans and Nutritionists Disagree: Which foods are healthy? In principle, it’s a simple enough question, and a person who wishes to eat more healthily should reasonably expect to know which foods to choose at the supermarket and which to avoid.…