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Youth movement against cholesterol; hospital coffee machines as bacteria havens; HHS takes aim at poor maternal health - Morning Medical Update


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Youth movement and adult heart health

Sedentary time in childhood could lead to greater risks of heart health issues by the time people reach the mid-40s, according to a new study that followed patients over 13 years. But light physical activity may be the antidote needed, according to a news release on the results.

Cream, sugar and pathogens?

British researchers investigated bacterial growth on hospital coffee machines and found they had three times the bacterial colonies as home coffee makers. Should you be worried about a “Bug in a mug”?

HHS aims to boost maternal health

“The maternal health crisis in our country is unacceptable,” said Xavier Becerra, secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. That’s why the administration is launching a new maternal health initiative to improve maternal health and birth outcomes over the next 10 years.

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