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19 Aug

Intentional and Unintentional Marijuana Exposure Among Children

Poison control centers receiving more calls about marijuana exposure in children.

16 Aug

Age, Weight and Cancer Risk

Obesity-associated cancers on the rise in younger age groups.

15 Aug

Lifestyle Changes to Reduce Impulsivity in Kids

Limiting screen time and setting a bedtime may help kids with ADHD and other impulsive disorders.

Supplement Pills Can Pose Choking Risk for Seniors, Study Finds

Supplement Pills Can Pose Choking Risk for Seniors, Study Finds

MONDAY, Aug. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Large pills and dietary supplements can be tough for anyone to swallow, but new research finds they may pose a potentially dire risk to seniors.

A study from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration found that between 2006 and 2015, almost 4,000 people had trouble swallowing dietary supplements tha...

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'No Quick Fix' for A-Fib, But Cardiologist Says You Can Help Prevent It

'No Quick Fix' for A-Fib, But Cardiologist Says You Can Help Prevent It

MONDAY, Aug. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- There is no cure for a-fib, but the common heart disorder can be managed, an expert says.

Atrial fibrillation -- which can lead to blood clots, stroke, heart failure and other heart-related complications -- affects as many as 6 million people in the United States. It's more common in whites tha...

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  • August 19, 2019
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How to Protect a Loved One With Dementia During a Heat Wave

How to Protect a Loved One With Dementia During a Heat Wave

MONDAY, Aug. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Heat waves can pose a serious risk to people with Alzheimer's disease, so their families should know how to keep them safe, advocates say.

Extreme heat is "dangerous for everyone, but especially for someone with Alzheimer's disease, who may be unable to spot the warning signs of trouble or know...

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  • August 19, 2019
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Could Fluoride Be Bad for Your Baby During Pregnancy?

Could Fluoride Be Bad for Your Baby During Pregnancy?

MONDAY, Aug. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Fluoride exposure from drinking water during pregnancy could be making children less intelligent, a new Canadian study argues.

Expectant moms with higher levels of fluoride in their urine tended to have kids with lower average IQs, based on a study of 601 mother-child pairs from six cities in C...

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  • August 19, 2019
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Upping Seniors' Blood Pressure Meds After Hospital Can Sometimes Bring Danger

Upping Seniors' Blood Pressure Meds After Hospital Can Sometimes Bring Danger

MONDAY, Aug. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- For seniors who've been hospitalized for non-cardiac conditions, any hike in blood pressure medications as they leave the hospital can prove dangerous, new research shows.

That's because the prescription change may not help and could do harm -- putting them at higher risk for falls and other he...

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  • August 19, 2019
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AHA News: Why Do Women Get Statins Less Frequently Than Men?

AHA News: Why Do Women Get Statins Less Frequently Than Men?

MONDAY, Aug. 19, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Women are less likely than men to be treated with cholesterol-lowering statins – or get them prescribed at guideline-recommended intensity levels when they do, according to a new study that also looked at reasons behind the discrepancies.

Statins help reduce the risk of ...

'Dr. Google' Helps Some Patients Diagnose a Rare Disease

'Dr. Google' Helps Some Patients Diagnose a Rare Disease

MONDAY, Aug. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A middle-aged woman had persistent symptoms that doctors couldn't explain. Frustrated, she took an increasingly common route: a search through the internet.

"Dr. Google" led the woman to specialists at Wake Forest University Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C. Ther...

How Sleep Woes May Strain Your Heart

How Sleep Woes May Strain Your Heart

MONDAY, Aug. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If you spend a lot of nights watching the clock instead of sleeping, new research suggests you may need to be as concerned about your heart health as you are about lost shut-eye.

People with genetic variants linked to insomnia have an increased risk of heart disease,...

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Heart Experts Support Use of Prescription Fish Oil to Lower Triglyceride Levels

Heart Experts Support Use of Prescription Fish Oil to Lower Triglyceride Levels

MONDAY, Aug. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Heart experts are advising that prescription-strength fish oil pills might help lower excess levels of blood fats known as triglycerides.

The pills contain heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. When prescribed by a doctor, these meds can lower high triglyceride levels by 20%-30%, according...

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  • August 19, 2019
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Many Parents Would Switch Doctors Over Vaccination Policy, Poll Finds

Many Parents Would Switch Doctors Over Vaccination Policy, Poll Finds

MONDAY, Aug. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Forty percent of U.S. parents say they would likely find a new doctor if their child's primary care provider sees families who refuse childhood vaccines, a nationwide poll finds.

And three in 10 say their child's primary care provider should not treat youngsters whos...

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  • August 19, 2019
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The 4 Keys to Emotional Well-Being

The 4 Keys to Emotional Well-Being

MONDAY, Aug. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If you're satisfied with your life, you probably have emotional well-being.

Emotional well-being can be mastered just like any other skill, according to Richard Davidson, founder of the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

How? B...

Recognizing When Your Parents Need Help

Recognizing When Your Parents Need Help

MONDAY, Aug. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Sometimes it's obvious when older parents need outside help -- like when they're having difficulty managing numerous chronic illnesses or losing mobility and unable to maneuver well even at home. But mental problems may not be as easy to spot.

For instance, is Dad's forgetfulness -- his mispla...

Exercise Your Blues Away

Exercise Your Blues Away

FRIDAY, Aug. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise is good medicine for depression, researchers report.

"The evidence of the use of physical activity and exercise for the management of depression is substantial and growing fast," said study authors Felipe Barretto Schuch, from Federal University of Santa Maria in Brazil, and Brendon St...

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  • August 16, 2019
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Pot Poisonings Among Kids, Teens Double After Medical Marijuana Law Passed

Pot Poisonings Among Kids, Teens Double After Medical Marijuana Law Passed

FRIDAY, Aug. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Pot-related poisoning calls involving kids and teens more than doubled in Massachusetts after the state legalized medical marijuana, a new study reports.

Calls related to cannabis exposure increased 140% in the years after Massachusetts voted to legalize medical pot in 2012, according to da...

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  • August 16, 2019
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For Heart Patients, CPAP Treatment May Ease Depression: Study

For Heart Patients, CPAP Treatment May Ease Depression: Study

FRIDAY, Aug. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment of obstructive sleep apnea can ease depression in people with heart disease, according to a groundbreaking new study.

"Patients who have had a stroke or heart attack are prone to suffer from low mood and are two to three times more likely to ...

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  • August 16, 2019
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AHA News: Amid 'Epidemic' of School Vaping, a Search for Solutions

AHA News: Amid 'Epidemic' of School Vaping, a Search for Solutions

FRIDAY, Aug. 16, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- One of the toughest challenges for those fighting the problem of vaping in schools may be getting people to realize how big the problem is in the first place.

Many teachers and parents don't know that the number of teens using e-cigarette devices has grown rapidly in just the pas...

A Fatty Meal Might Affect How You Absorb CBD

A Fatty Meal Might Affect How You Absorb CBD

FRIDAY, Aug. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Having a cheeseburger with that CBD-infused product? A new study suggests that fatty foods might boost the body's absorption of cannabidiol (CBD).

In 2018, CBD capsules received U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval for use in patients with seizures, but how food affects absorption of the...

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  • August 16, 2019
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Toxic Pond Algae Is Killing Dogs -- How to Protect Your Pooch

Toxic Pond Algae Is Killing Dogs -- How to Protect Your Pooch

FRIDAY, Aug. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Your dog bounds heedlessly into a local lake or pond, playfully splashing in the water.

But within minutes, your canine companion is staggering, drooling or suffering seizures. Left untreated, the dog will likely die.

This fate has befallen a handful of pooches exposed to toxic algae ...

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  • August 16, 2019
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Higher Risk of Mental Health Problems for Transgender College Students: Study

Higher Risk of Mental Health Problems for Transgender College Students: Study

FRIDAY, Aug. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Transgender college students are two to four times more likely than their classmates to have mental health problems, researchers say.

They analyzed data from more than 1,200 gender-minority students on 71 U.S. campuses who took part in an annual nationwide survey. Gender-minority means their ge...

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  • August 16, 2019
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Are You an 'Extreme Early Bird'?

Are You an 'Extreme Early Bird'?

FRIDAY, Aug. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Early to bed and early to rise? In its extreme form, this tendency is more common than previously believed, according to a new study.

Going to sleep at 8 p.m. and waking up as early as 4 a.m. is called advanced sleep phase. It was believed to be rare, but this study concluded that it may affect...

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  • August 16, 2019
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