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Vacutainer-blood-bottles-102616.jpg A new Canadian study finds that when it comes to blood transfusions, fresher blood is not any better than older blood. Nancy Heddle is a professor emeritus of medicine at McMaster University, in Hamilton, Ontario. Heddle cites, "Our study provides strong evidence that transfusion of fresh blood does not improve patient outcomes, and this should reassure clinicians that fresher is not better."

Preoxygenation-102616.jpg Preliminary research published in Health Daily News concludes that laughing gas (nitrous oxide) may not ease childbirth pain as much as once thought. The research finds that the majority of women who request laughing gas also ask for an epidural as well. Many countries, including the United States, often administer the laughing gas to mothers in labor to ease their pain.

Handweights-102616.jpg Those who maintain strong muscles into old age may also have a stronger memory, according to researchers from University of Sydney, Australia. For the study the researchers collected data from 100 people between the ages of 55 and 86. They found that those strength training twice a week for six months to at least 80 percent of their maximum strength showed significant improvements.

alcohol-glass-102616.jpg Women in the U.S. are reportedly catching up to men in terms of alcohol consumption, according to researchers at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Center at the University of New South Wales in Australia. The researchers found that men born between the years 1891 and 1910 drank as much as three times as women, but those born between 1991 and 2000 drank only 1.2 times more than women.

Asmall-cup-of-coffee101816.jpg A new study shows that caffeine does not seem to have adverse effects on individuals with irregular heartbeats. The results of the study were published online October 17 in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine. The study included 51 people with heart failure. The study was conducted by separating the people into two groups.

foster-children-101816.jpg A new study shows that children in foster care are at higher risks of diseases. The study was conducted by Kristin Turney and Julie Steel and it was published in Health Daily News. Some of the identified risks included, mental health issues, ADHD, obesity, asthma, and depression to name a few. The study compared foster children to low-income and single parent families.

A new study suggests that the use of smokeless tobacco, or snus, may increase the risk of death in those with prostate cancer. The study, published in the International Journal of Cancer, found that those who used snus but did not smoke were three times more likely to die from prostate cancer than those who never used tobacco. For the study, researchers analyzed health check-up data.

Being obese may increase your risk of developing liver cancer, according to a new study. The study, published in the journal Cancer Research, examined data on 1.57 million adults from 14 U.S. studies to look for an association between obesity and type 2 diabetes and liver cancer. Researchers found that as the participants' BMI increased, so did their cancer risk.

mammogram-101416.jpg A new study is now questioning the validity of mammograms. However, cancer radiologist specialists cite that one study is unlikely to change standard guidelines. The Health Daily News reports, "Screening is much more likely to find insignificant breast tumors than it is to catch potentially life-threatening cancer in its early stages, a new study claims."

calcium-supplements-101416.jpg A new study found that calcium pills might lead to heart disease. The supplement is said to build up plaque in arteries. The study shows that supplements, not food and beverage items containing calcium, are the cause of the plaque build up. Dr. Erin Michos associate director of preventive cardiology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore spoke of the issue.

Heart-exterior-101416.jpg A device used during recent open-heart surgeries might be putting patients at risk. Federal officials have discovered bacteria linked to the device that could lead to a complicated infection, according to The Washington Post. It is reported to be rare, but the infection could lead to serious illnesses and even death. The problem traces back to equipment used as far back as 2012.

Newborn-Baby-Crying-101416.jpg Researchers find that multiple children's deaths could be linked to teething tablets. So far ten deaths have been linked to children using homeopathic teething tablets. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has also linked "400 adverse events" associated with the tablets. Parents with teething babies have been warned by the FDA to "stop using the products . . ."

WeightGain-Women-092816.jpg Even a slight weight gain can hurt employment chances of a job seeker, especially women, according to a new study from the journal Plos One. In the study, it was found that people are less likely to select overweight women in a customer-facing job than an overweight man.

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