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Doctor Disputes Benefits of Omega-3 in Fish, Corn and Sunflower Oils

Posted by healtheo360 on Mar 18, 2014 9:58:01 AM

sirastock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Omega-3 may not be the wonderful supplement that health experts have touted for years.

In fact, Rajiv Chowdhury, a cardiovascular epidemiologist from the University of Cambridge, says in a new study that these polyunsaturated fatty acids don't really reduce the risk of contracting heart disease as previously reported.

His research flies in the face of nutritional recommendations by the American Heart Association and other groups that encourage people to consume omega-3, which is found in fish, and omega-6, contained in corn and sunflower oils.

Chowdhury based his findings on a previous study that showed taking fish oil after heart surgery doesn't stop irregular heartbeats that cause blood clots and strokes.

He also pointed to 20 trials over 24 years published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 2012 that fish oil had no discernible effect in lowering the risk of heart attacks, strokes and death.

The study on the limited heart benefits of omega-3 and omega-six appears in the latest issue of Annals of Internal Medicine.Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

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Florida Man Dies from Spider Bite

Posted by healtheo360 on Mar 10, 2014 12:01:01 PM

Encyclopaedia Britannica/UIG Via Getty Images(POLK COUNTY, Fla.) -- A 62-year-old Florida man has died after receiving a bite from a rare and poisonous brown recluse spider, according to the Polk County Health Department.

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How Social Media is Changing the Doctor-Patient Relationship

Posted by healtheo360 on Feb 26, 2014 1:43:35 PM

Social Media is increasingly becoming engrained within people’s every-day lives. This change is especially important for the healthcare industry as it continues to evolve. While it is understandable that some doctors and healthcare companies would be hesitant to take to social media due to a perceived lack of guidelines for posting content, it is also important to recognize how the use of social media can greatly improve the doctor-patient relationship.

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Alzheimer's Disease: Further Discussions With Your Doctor

Posted by healtheo360 on Dec 30, 2013 5:58:05 PM

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CDC Urges Americans to Get Flu Vaccine

Posted by Team healtheo360 on Dec 25, 2013 9:34:47 AM

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Flu season is here, and federal health officials are urging Americans to get vaccinated.

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Doctors Push to Limit Antibiotic Use in Children

Posted by healtheo360 on Nov 18, 2013 10:08:58 AM

MONDAY, Nov. 18, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- American children get too many unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions for upper respiratory infections, a medical group says. Now the organization is urging both providers and parents to take steps to ensure that antibiotics are used only when truly needed.

More than one in five pediatric office visits results in an antibiotic prescription, according to the authors of a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). And about 10 million antibiotic prescriptions are written every year for upper respiratory infections that likely won't improve from antibiotic use.

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Do Parents Use Kids' Asthma Medications Correctly?

Posted by healtheo360 on Nov 2, 2013 10:36:08 AM

FRIDAY, Nov. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Most adults who help children take inhaled asthma medications don't know all of the steps involved for their proper use, new research finds.

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