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2.6 million die annually due to alcohol: WHO

The United Nations health agency’s latest report on alcohol and health said alcohol causes nearly one in 20 deaths globally each year, through drink driving, alcohol-induced violence and abuse, and a multitude of diseases and disorders. Read more Source: Medical Xpress

Got prunes? They may preserve bone density and strength in older women

Dairy isn’t the only food that’s good for bone health. Prunes may also protect bone structure and strength in postmenopausal women, according to a new study led by Penn State researchers. Read more Source: Medical Xpress

Could Blood Pressure Meds Help Prevent Adult Epilepsy?

A class of blood pressure medications appears to also help lower seniors’ risk of developing epilepsy, a new study finds. Read more Source: HealthDay

Chronic loneliness may increase stroke risk among older adults

Chronic loneliness may significantly raise older adults’ risk of stroke, according to a new study led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Read more Source: Medical Xpress

Have High Blood Pressure? Weekly Workout May Lower Risk to Your Brain

People who engaged each week in vigorous physical activity had lower rates of mild cognitive impairment and dementia despite their high blood pressure, according to results published June 6 in Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association Read more Source: HealthDay

The impact of lifestyle intervention in rheumatoid arthritis

The European Alliance of Associations for Rheumatology—has previously made recommendations for lifestyle interventions in people with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The overarching principles define the need for a healthy lifestyle, with specific recommendations that emphasize the importance of a healthy, balanced diet. Read more Source: Medical Xpress

Even Skipping Meat for One Meal Helps Liver Disease Patients

Advanced liver cirrhosis can push levels of ammonia in the blood to hazardous levels, but skipping meat at mealtime can help reverse that, new research shows. Read more Source: HealthDay

Intermittent fasting aids early diabetes outcomes more than drugs

Intermittent fasting may be a more effective intervention than drugs for people with early diabetes and either obesity or overweight, according to a study published online June 21 in JAMA Network Open. Read more Source: Medical Xpress

Neuropathy Nerve Damage Often Goes Undiagnosed

Though it is a widespread disorder, neuropathy often goes undiagnosed, new research shows, leaving many people at risk of falls, infection and even amputation. Read more Source: HealthDay

Q&A: Do you know your risks for breast cancer?

Breast cancer remains the second leading cause of cancer death in women, according to the American Cancer Society. About 42,250 women in the United States will die from it this year, and 310,720 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed. Read more Source: Medical Xpress