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Thursday, October 29, 2015

Health Research: Prolonged TV viewing linked to eight leading causes of death in US ♦ Acid reflex medications may increase kidney disease risk

Prolonged TV viewing linked to eight leading causes of death in US On average, 80 percent of American adults watch 3.5 hours of television per day and multiple observational studies have demonstrated a link between TV viewing and poorer health. Investigators reported an association between increasing hours of television viewing and increasing risk of death.
Surgical patients should stay on cholesterol medications to reduce risk of death Patients who stop taking cholesterol medications before surgery are following outdated recommendations, and significantly increasing their risk of death if they don’t resume taking the medications within two days after surgery.
Restoring testosterone rather than replacing it helps safeguard a man's fertility  Restoring testosterone production in men may be as effective as replacing it, without compromising their fertility. Two phase III clinical trials show that a drug that restores the body's natural production of testosterone has no negative effect on a man's sperm count .
Acid reflux medications may increase kidney disease risk Certain medications commonly used to treat heartburn and acid reflux may have damaging effects on the kidneys, according to two new studies. The drugs, proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), are among the top 10 class of prescribed medications .
Green office environments linked with higher cognitive function scores People who work in well-ventilated offices with below-average levels of indoor pollutants and carbon dioxide have significantly higher cognitive functioning scores -- in crucial areas such as responding to a crisis or developing strategy -- than those who work in offices with typical levels

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