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21 Nov

Is Weightlifting Good For Your Heart?

Just a little bit of weightlifting may cut your risk of heart attack and stroke.

20 Nov

Air Pollution and Autism Risk

Prenatal exposure to a certain air pollutant may increase autism risk in children.

19 Nov

Childhood Food Allergies

20% of kids with food allergies receive emergency department treatment.

Skin 'Glow' Test Might Someday Spot Disease Risk Early

Skin 'Glow' Test Might Someday Spot Disease Risk Early

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A test that measures wavelengths of light coming off skin cells might detect type 2 diabetes, heart disease and even your risk of dying, new research shows.

It's possible that -- someday -- a quick "autofluorescence" light test to the skin might be used by consumers in "supermarkets, pharmac...

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  • November 21, 2018
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Night Shift Plus Unhealthy Habits Equals Higher Diabetes Risk

Night Shift Plus Unhealthy Habits Equals Higher Diabetes Risk

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Rotating night-shift work together with an unhealthy lifestyle significantly increases the risk of type 2 diabetes, researchers say.

"Most cases of type 2 diabetes could be prevented by adherence to a healthy lifestyle, and the benefits could be larger in rotating night-shift workers," said ...

  • Robert Preidt
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  • November 21, 2018
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Probiotics Show No Effect on Kids' Tummy Upsets

Probiotics Show No Effect on Kids' Tummy Upsets

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- When young children have a bout of "stomach flu," parents often turn to probiotics for help. But two new clinical trials suggest they are wasting their money.

Researchers found that probiotic formulas showed no benefit for babies and preschoolers with acute gastroenteritis -- a common gut in...

Give Thanks for These Foods That Help Preserve Aging Memory

Give Thanks for These Foods That Help Preserve Aging Memory

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- When your mom told you to eat your veggies and drink your orange juice, she was on to something: They may help preserve your brain health, new research suggests.

A 20-year study of men who were health professionals tied a diet rich in leafy greens, orange and red vegetables, berries and oran...

  • Steven Reinberg
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  • November 21, 2018
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Computer-Brain Link Helps 'Locked In' People Chat, Surf Web

Computer-Brain Link Helps 'Locked In' People Chat, Surf Web

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Writing an e-mail. Sending a text message. Surfing the internet.

These are activities taken for granted by most, but denied to paralyzed people who've lost the use of their arms and hands.

Now, thanks to a brain implant, a small group of paralyzed patients can directly operate an o...

  • Dennis Thompson
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  • November 21, 2018
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E. Coli-Tainted Romaine Lettuce Threatens the Frail, Sick Most

E. Coli-Tainted Romaine Lettuce Threatens the Frail, Sick Most

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health officials have warned all Americans to stay away from romaine lettuce this holiday season, due to potential contamination with E. coli.

So far, 32 people across 11 states have been sickened. Although no one has died, illnesses have been so severe that in 13 cases patients had to ...

  • E.J. Mundell
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  • November 21, 2018
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Family Meals Make for Teens Who Eat Healthy

Family Meals Make for Teens Who Eat Healthy

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Want your teenager to eat better? Have more family meals, even if your family isn't particularly close, new research suggests.

"Gathering around the dinner table is sort of a magical thing," said lead researcher Kathryn Walton, a dietitian and Ph.D. student at the University of Guelph in Can...

  • Robert Preidt
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  • November 21, 2018
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AHA: Be Thankful for Cranberries' Health Benefits All Year Long

AHA: Be Thankful for Cranberries' Health Benefits All Year Long

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 21, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- No respectable Thanksgiving plate is without some form of cranberry, but the fruit's popularity seems to plummet the other 364 days of the year.

That's a shame, nutrition experts say, because cranberries deliver a bundle of health benefits. And they're quite efficient: A cup of ...

How Long Will Your Teen Live? Personality Might Tell

How Long Will Your Teen Live? Personality Might Tell

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Does your teenager's personality actually predict how long he or she will live?

Yes, claims new research that finds high school students who tend to be calm, empathetic and intellectually curious are more likely to still be alive 50 years later than their peers who are less so.

The...

Smoking Bans Might Help Nonsmokers' Blood Pressure

Smoking Bans Might Help Nonsmokers' Blood Pressure

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking bans in public places might protect more than the lungs of nonsmokers, with new research suggesting a beneficial effect on blood pressure.

"We found that nonsmoking adults in the study who lived in areas with smoke-free laws in restaurants, bars or workpla...

  • Robert Preidt
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  • November 21, 2018
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Host a Healthy Thanksgiving Feast

Host a Healthy Thanksgiving Feast

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- There are a number of ways you can serve up a healthier Thanksgiving meal, a nutrition expert says.

"Cut back on boxed and premade processed foods by making more dishes from scratch," said Mindy Athas. She is an outpatient dietitian nutritionist at Carroll Hospita...

  • Robert Preidt
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  • November 21, 2018
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Finding the Right Number of 'Reps' When Strength Training

Finding the Right Number of 'Reps' When Strength Training

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- When you first start strength training, almost any weight you lift will bring some results.

But also use this time to learn proper form, the American College of Sports Medicine advises. As you progress, you can zero in on the best amount of weight as well as the number of repetitions and set...

As Vaping Became Popular Among Young, Smoking Rates Fell

As Vaping Became Popular Among Young, Smoking Rates Fell

TUESDAY, Nov. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The advent of the e-cigarette appears to have spurred a huge drop in tobacco smoking rates among teenagers and young adults, a new study claims.

Previous research has argued that vaping could prove to be a gateway drug for smoking, by getting youngsters hooked on nicotine and used to the phys...

  • Dennis Thompson
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  • November 21, 2018
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Don't Eat Romaine Lettuce Due to E. Coli Outbreak, FDA Warns

Don't Eat Romaine Lettuce Due to E. Coli Outbreak, FDA Warns

TUESDAY, Nov. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Cross one ingredient off your Thanksgiving dinner menu: romaine lettuce.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, along with health officials from various states are asking American consumers to avoid the leafy green due to an outbreak of ...

  • E.J. Mundell
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  • November 20, 2018
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Influential U.S. Panel Backs PrEP HIV-Prevention Pills

Influential U.S. Panel Backs PrEP HIV-Prevention Pills

TUESDAY, Nov. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- For the first time, a highly influential panel of experts says doctors should offer a daily pill to prevent HIV transmission to people who are at high risk for infection with the AIDS-causing virus.

This treatment is called pre-exposure prophylaxis -- PrEP for short -- and it has been shown to...

  • Robert Preidt
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  • November 20, 2018
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Warmer Winters, More Violent Crimes?

Warmer Winters, More Violent Crimes?

TUESDAY, Nov. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Milder winters caused by climate change may lead to an increase in violent crime in the United States, researchers say.

"During mild winters, more people are out and about, creating the key ingredient for interpersonal crimes: opportunity," explained study author Ryan Harp, from the University...

  • Robert Preidt
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  • November 20, 2018
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Another Dry Eye Harm: Slowed Reading

Another Dry Eye Harm: Slowed Reading

TUESDAY, Nov. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- People with chronic dry eye may find the condition slows them down when they have to read beyond a couple of paragraphs, a new study suggests.

Researchers found that compared with people without dry eye, those with the condition read at a slower rate when they were tasked with a 7,200-word pas...

What Are This Year's Most Dangerous Toys?

What Are This Year's Most Dangerous Toys?

TUESDAY, Nov. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Not all the toys in Santa's sack are safe to play with. Among this year's most dangerous playthings are data-collecting dolls and fidget spinners full of lead, a new report says.

"We should be able to trust that the toys we buy are safe. However, until that's the case, toy buyers need to watch...

  • Robert Preidt
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  • November 20, 2018
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1 in 4 U.S. Adults Sits More Than 8 Hours a Day

1 in 4 U.S. Adults Sits More Than 8 Hours a Day

TUESDAY, Nov. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Couch Potato Nation: Nearly half of Americans sit for far too many hours a day and don't get any exercise at all, a new study finds.

A survey of some 5,900 adults found that nearly 26 percent sit for more than eight hours a day, 45 percent don't get any moderate or vigorous exercise during th...

  • Steven Reinberg
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  • November 20, 2018
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Obesity All on Its Own Can Raise Your Health Risks

Obesity All on Its Own Can Raise Your Health Risks

TUESDAY, Nov. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity itself raises odds for diabetes and heart disease, even in the absence of conditions like high blood pressure, a new study finds.

"This study is important because we can conclude that it is not solely factors like high blood pressure, high cholesterol or lack of exercise that tend to c...

  • Robert Preidt
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  • November 20, 2018
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