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ER Doctor Offers Tips for Safer Snow Shoveling

Posted 31 Jan 2017 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Jan. 30, 2017 – If you're a middle-aged couch potato, shoveling snow could put you at risk for a heart attack. While shoveling isn't dangerous for many people, certain people are at higher risk. The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends that people should check with a doctor first if they don't get regular exercise, have a medical condition or are middle-aged or older. If you must ...

Brain Chemical Dopamine May Boost Risk-Taking in Healthy People

Posted 7 Jul 2015 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, July 7, 2015 – Higher levels of the brain chemical dopamine may increase risk-taking behaviors in healthy people, much like dopamine-boosting drugs have been shown to do in people with Parkinson's disease, a small new study finds. British researchers discovered that raising dopamine levels in healthy adults led to them taking greater risks when gambling. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter ...

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