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Organic foods tied to slightly lower cancer risk

4:09pm BST

(Reuters Health) - People who eat more organic foods may be slightly less likely to develop certain cancers, a French study suggests.

Too many people missing out on health benefits of golf, some experts say

19 Oct 2018

(Reuters Health) - Playing golf is associated with better strength and balance, a sharper mind, a lower risk of heart disease and a longer life, according to public health experts who say more people should take up the sport.

Hispanic heart disease deaths highest in mostly-Latino communities

19 Oct 2018

(Reuters Health) - Hispanics in the U.S. have lower rates of death from heart disease overall than non-Hispanic whites, except in communities where Hispanics make up most of the population, a recent study finds.

Elite athletes not at higher risk of birth complications

19 Oct 2018

(Reuters Health) - Elite female athletes have no greater risk of childbirth complications than women who don't exercise, a small study suggests.

Older vets often leave hospital on increased dose of blood pressure pills

18 Oct 2018

(Reuters Health) - Doctors may be overtreating high blood pressure in U.S. Veterans Administration hospitals, a new study suggests.

Long-term safety of silicone breast implants still unclear

18 Oct 2018

(Reuters Health) - Women with silicone breast implants may have a higher risk of certain medical problems than women who don't get implants, but more research is needed to get a complete picture of implant safety over the long term, a new U.S. study suggests.

Fitness trackers' accuracy varies widely for calories burned

18 Oct 2018

(Reuters Health) - Even though many people swear by fitness trackers to help lose weight and stay in shape, a review of existing research confirms that many of these gadgets are not very good at measuring how much energy we burn.

IUD risk for new mothers depends on timing

17 Oct 2018

(Reuters Health) - New mothers who want intrauterine devices (IUDs) for long-acting contraception after giving birth should know the risk of the implant being expelled is tied to how soon after delivery it is inserted, researchers say.

Daily time with controlled blood sugar tied to risk of diabetic eye disease

17 Oct 2018

(Reuters Health) - For people with diabetes, the chance of developing eye damage that can lead to blindness may depend on how many hours per day they can keep their blood sugar levels under control, a Chinese study suggests.

Poverty tied to worse heart health among U.S. teens

17 Oct 2018

(Reuters Health) - Adolescents from low-income families are more likely than their affluent peers to have risk factors for cardiovascular disease like obesity, inactivity, poor nutrition and tobacco use, a U.S. study suggests.

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