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Don’t bother with dietary supplements for heart health, study says

CNN — Six supplements that people commonly take for heart health don’t help lower “bad” cholesterol or improve cardiovascular health, according to a study published Sunday, but statins did. Some people believe that common dietary supplements – fish oil, garlic, cinnamon, turmeric, plant sterols and red yeast rice – will lower their “bad” cholesterol. “Bad” …

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One twin lost his life to RSV, now his parents are waiting to find out if his brother will survive the same illness

CNN — Less than three months after welcoming twin boys, Amanda and Ed Bystran lost one of them to RSV – now they are hoping their other son recovers from the same virus. Amanda Bystran gave birth to twins Brodie and Silas on August 15. “We couldn’t wait for them to arrive. My older kids …

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RSV is spreading at unusually high levels, overwhelming children’s hospitals

CNN — When Amber Sizemore and her family went out of state to celebrate her birthday last week, she had hoped her toddler daughter, Raegan, would try swimming. But the 15-month-old, normally energetic and adventurous, wasn’t herself on Saturday. “She hated it, and she normally loves water,” Sizemore said. By Sunday, when the family was …

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Daily multivitamin potentially linked with improved cognition in older adults in new study

CNN — Taking a daily multivitamin might be associated with improved brain function in older adults, a new study says, and the benefit appears to be greater for those with a history of cardiovascular disease. The findings did not surprise the researchers – rather, they were shocked, said Laura Baker, an author of the study …

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CDC says adenovirus may have caused Alabama outbreak of severe hepatitis in children

Adenovirus structure, computer illustration showing the surface structure of the virus’ outer protein coat (capsid). Kateryna Kon | Science Photo Library | Science Photo Library | Getty Images US health officials said adenovirus may have caused an outbreak of severe hepatitis that afflicted nine children in Alabama in February. All nine kids with severe acute …

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