Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Health-Lifestyles News Advisory as of 5 P.M. ET Friday, March 28

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Health-Lifestyles News Advisory as of 5 P.M. ET Friday, March 28

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Health-Lifestyles News Advisory

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Friday, March 28, 2014

5 p.m.

HEALTH-LIFESTYLES-TRAVEL NEWS ADVISORY

Here are the Health-Lifestyles-Travel stories from The Canadian Press as of 5 p.m. ET. Entries are subject to change as news develops. Questions can go to Andrea Baillie at 416-507-2162.

TOP STORIES:

Study finds many preteens have high cholesterol

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There's fresh evidence that a lot of young people could be headed for heart trouble. A large study of preteens in Texas found that about one-third of them had borderline or high cholesterol when tested during routine physical exams.The results seem to support recent guidelines that call for every child to have a cholesterol test between 9 and 11 -- the ages of the 13,000 youths in this study. Many doctors and adults have balked at screening all children that young, but researchers say studies like this may convince them it's worthwhile.

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Study: Married folks have fewer heart problems

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Love can sometimes break a heart but marriage seems to do it a lot of good. A study of more than 3.5 million Americans finds that married people are less likely than singles, divorced or widowed folks to suffer any type of heart or blood vessel problem.This was true at any age, for women as well as for men, and regardless of other heart disease risk factors they had such as high cholesterol or diabetes, researchers found.

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Study: MMA brain injury risk higher than boxing

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ALBANY -- A new study says about a third of professional mixed martial arts matches end in knockout or technical knockout, indicating a higher incidence of brain trauma than boxing or other martial arts.The University of Toronto study published this month in the American Journal of Sports Medicine examined records and videos from 844 bouts. APNewsNow. …

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