Health

More than half of U.S. adults use dietary supplements

(HealthDay)—During 2017 to 2018, 57.6 percent of U.S. adults used any dietary supplement in the previous 30 days, according to a February data brief published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Virtual reality program lessens physical side effects of hemodialysis

Hemodialysis patients routinely experience side effects such as fatigue, lightheadedness and nausea during their treatment sessions. But patients in a study who used a virtual reality program to engage in a mindfulness/meditation ...

Surgery

Deceased organ donation rose among Blacks but still lags

(HealthDay)—Deceased organ donation increased among some racial groups, particularly among Black people, from 1999 to 2017, but substantial racial and ethnic differences remain, according to a study published online Feb. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Mortality highest for Asians, Hispanic/Latinos with lupus

(HealthDay)—Standardized mortality ratios (SMRs) of observed-to-expected deaths are increased for patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and are especially high for Asians and Hispanic/Latinos, according to research ...

Cardiology

Is too much cardio bad for you? Study says probably not

Some research has shown that ultra-fit athletes such as marathon runners can have cardiac damage such as heart scarring or arrhythmia, raising the question of whether too much aerobic exercise can be a bad thing.

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