MedDay – March 19, 2019

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NEW YORK (CBS NEWS) – Even if you don’t drink, you can still be harmed by alcohol when others do. That’s according to German researchers who want alcohol associated harms recognized as a public health problem. They include drinking while pregnant, drunk driving accidents, and violence tied to alcohol.

British researchers say they’ve found a link between depression and heart disease. They say it’s inflammation, the body’s response to stress from either psychological or lifestyle factors including smoking and obesity. 

And researchers in South Korea studied the risk of dementia in patients with atrial fibrillation and found controlling high blood pressure lowered risk by as much as 15-percent. 

Those are some of the day’s top health stories. Ian Lee, CBS News, New York.

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