MedMinute: More people doing yoga and meditating

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Men have more heart attacks than women, but new research at the University of Oxford showed smoking, diabetes and high blood pressure increase the risk of heart attack at a greater rate in women than in men. For example, male smokers have twice the risk of heart attack than men who have never smoked, while women smokers have three times the risk of women who have not smoked.

A new study found the more opioids patients are prescribed after surgery, the more pills they were likely to take. The University Of Michigan survey showed that for every ten extra pills prescribed, patients reported taking five more.

More people are doing yoga and meditating. According to the CDC, nearly 15% of U.S. adults surveyed said they did yoga over the past year, and the use of meditation rose more than three-fold over a 5 year span. 


Sources:
The British Medical Journal
The University of Michigan
U.S. Centers for Disease Control

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