January 3, 2013

Had Blood Clot After Concussion

1 Hillary Clinton Released from Hospital

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was released from a NY hospital after several days of treatment for a blood clot in a vein in her head. The clot was discovered by MRI after Clinton suffered a concussion when she fainted and fell, striking her head, due to dehydration from a virus. The clot, which if left untreated, could have led to brain hemorrhages or stroke, is being treated with blood thinners. Experts say the causes of the blood clot may never be known, although Clinton had several risk factors including dehydration and a previous history of a clot. She suffered a blood clot in her leg in 1998. Clinton’s medical team says she will make a full recovery but will need to be monitored for several months to ensure her doses of blood thinners are correct and that the clot does not grow.

More at NYTimes.com | Posted 5 years ago by Melody Lesser

Previously: Aspirin Lowers Risk of Subsequent Blood Clots

Tags: Blood Clot, Blood Clot Risk Factors, Blood Thinners, Dehydration, Hillary Clinton, Treatment for Blood Clots

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Glucose Is a Turn Off

2 Fructose May Trigger Overeating

Fructose may trick the brain into having you eat too much, suggest researchers. Imaging tests showed changes in the brain after consuming fructose that may lead to overeating. The research, published in Journal of the American Medical Association, found that the brain may not register the feeling of being full when fructose is consumed as it does with simple glucose. For the small study, researchers used MRI scans in two sessions weeks apart to track the flow of blood in the brain before and after 20 young people consumed drinks with glucose or fructose. After viewing the scans, researchers believe that the brain turns off the desire for food after consuming glucose, but such changes aren't seen when fructose is consumed.

More at Today | Posted 5 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: High Fructose Corn Syrup Prompts Weight Gain

Tags: Journal of the American Medical Association, Fructose Triggers Overeating, Brain Changes Overeating, What Causes Overeating, Fructose Beverage

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Wake Up!

3 Watch for Drowsy Driving Texans

One in 24 adults in the U.S. admitted to recently falling asleep behind the wheel, say CDC researchers. The real number of those sleeping while driving may be higher. Health officials say people often don't realize if they fall asleep for just a couple of seconds. The study revealed that 4 percent of U.S. adults have fallen sleep while driving within the last month. Drowsy driving was more likely to occur for people ages 25 to 34, men, people who average less than six hours of sleep nightly, and people who live in Texas. Researchers aren't sure why Texans are more likely to experience drowsy driving, but it's believed that perhaps the people who participated in the survey in Texas included a larger number of young people who don't get enough sleep and overweight people with sleep apnea.

More at MSNBC | Posted 5 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Tags: Sleep Apnea, Drowsy Driving Texans, Falling Asleep Behind Wheel, Warning Signs Falling Asleep Behind Wheel

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What's Old Is New Again

4 Dieters Going Retro with Tricks from 60s, 70s

Phil Lempert, a food trend expert and founder of supermarketguru.com, says that old diet tricks from the 1960’s and 70’s are making a comeback. Trends such as the grapefruit diet, the cabbage soup diet, cottage cheese, and rice cakes are becoming popular once again. Retro foods, which are often minimally processed, easy to eat and extremely low in calories, have become appealing to dieters because they just might work. Low-fat cottage cheese, for example, is a great source of protein and calcium. Eating grapefruit can reduce insulin levels. And cabbage is known for its high antioxidant content in addition to being very low in calories. Snack foods such as air-popped popcorn and rice cakes offer a lot of fiber and volume to help keep you satisfied longer.

More at Health.com | Posted 5 years ago by Denise Reynolds

Previously: Interest in Dieting Surges in New Year

Tags: Diet, Nutrition, Weight Loss, Cabbage Soup Diet, Grapefruit Diet

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