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Don't Let the Tick Stick
Sun, 24 Sep 2017 09:09:54 GMT
SUNDAY, Sept. 24, 2017 -- As tick populations and the threats they pose increase across the United States, people need to know how to deal with them, a skin doctor suggests. Ticks can cause serious illnesses such as Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain...
How Would Your Family Weather a Disaster?
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 09:09:53 GMT
SATURDAY, Sept. 23, 2017 -- News coverage of Hurricanes Irma and Harvey have made one thing abundantly clear: Planning for disasters could save your life. "The biggest issue that we as first responders run into is that people fail to plan. Then...
Body Gestures Aid Conversation
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 17:09:16 GMT
FRIDAY, Sept. 22, 2017 -- Talking with your hands has taken on a new level of importance in communication, researchers report. They found that hand and body gestures got responses faster when someone asked a question during a conversation. The...
'Off-Roading' Threat May Lurk in the Air
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 16:09:28 GMT
FRIDAY, Sept. 22, 2017 -- Falls aren't the only danger for kids who ride an off-road vehicle. In many parts of the United States, riders may also inhale hazardous mineral fibers and toxic dust, researchers warn. Four-wheel-drive and all-terrain...
McCain Says No to Latest Effort to Replace Obamacare
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 16:09:05 GMT
FRIDAY, Sept. 22, 2017 -- Sen. John McCain dealt a body blow to the latest effort to replace Obamacare on Friday by announcing that he can't vote for the Graham-Cassidy health care bill as it stands. "I believe we could do better working together,...
IUD Won't Interfere With Breast-Feeding
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:09:19 GMT
FRIDAY, Sept. 22, 2017 -- Women who have a hormonal intrauterine device (IUD) implanted immediately after childbirth can still breast-feed, according to a new study. There's no reason for women to delay using this type of birth control after having...
Workers Without Paid Sick Leave Suffer Ill Effects
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 12:09:32 GMT
FRIDAY, Sept. 22, 2017 -- Lack of paid sick leave can cause mental distress for workers when they're ill because they're afraid of losing wages or their jobs, a new study says. In the United States, only seven states have mandatory paid sick leave...
More Teen Dads?
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 12:09:12 GMT
FRIDAY, Sept. 22, 2017 -- The number of teen mothers in the United States remained stable over two generations, but the number of teen fathers increased, new research shows. For the study, researchers analyzed data from two groups of about 10,000...
Yoga May Bring Better Sleep to Breast Cancer Patients
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 09:09:45 GMT
FRIDAY, Sept. 22, 2017 -- A certain type of yoga may provide lasting benefits for breast cancer patients who have trouble sleeping, researchers report. The study included 227 women undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer who were randomly...
Survey: 9 of 10 Americans Take Cancer Prevention Steps
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 09:09:44 GMT
FRIDAY, Sept. 22, 2017 -- About 95 percent of Americans take some action to prevent cancer, according to a new survey. Three-quarters of respondents said they don't smoke; 74 percent limit their alcohol consumption; 72 percent stick to a healthy...
Health Highlights: Sept. 22, 2017
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 09:09:30 GMT
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Former NFL Player Aaron Hernandez Had Severe Brain Disease A former NFL player who died by suicide while serving a life sentence for murder had...
Even a Little More Activity Could Save Millions of Lives
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 09:09:05 GMT
FRIDAY, Sept. 22, 2017 -- Just a half-hour of physical activity a day could prevent millions of early deaths and cases of heart disease worldwide, a new study says. "Meeting physical activity guidelines by walking for as little as 30 minutes most...
When It Comes to Exercise, Quality Trumps Quantity
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 09:09:03 GMT
FRIDAY, Sept. 22, 2017 -- You've probably heard that you need to get at least 150 minutes of moderate exercise every week. But a study published in the Journal of Applied Physiology suggests that a mix of different types of exercise brings better...
Coming Soon: Glaucoma Self-Care, From Home?
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 09:09:01 GMT
FRIDAY, Sept. 22, 2017 -- For many glaucoma patients, repeat trips to a doctor's office to check on their eyes can be a real pain. But new research supports the usefulness of a device that allows glaucoma patients to measure their own eye pressure...
Health Tip: Do You Have Athlete's Foot?
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 07:09:54 GMT
-- Athlete's foot is a fungal skin disease that leads to pain and itch, notably between the toes. The warm, moist and dark environment created by our footwear is an ideal breeding ground for fungus. The germ often lingers on pool decks and in...
Health Tip: Identifying Chicken Pox
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 07:09:06 GMT
-- While chicken pox is not as common as it used to be, youngsters and unvaccinated adults are still at risk. The highly contagious disease is caused by the varicella zoster virus. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that the first dose...
Lady Gaga's Fibromyalgia Puts Illness in the Spotlight
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 19:09:46 GMT
THURSDAY, Sept. 21, 2017 -- Earlier this month, superstar Lady Gaga took to social media to announce that she has long struggled with fibromyalgia. The news has put the painful and poorly understood illness center stage. Just this week, the singer...
Addictive Opioids Common for People on Dialysis
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:09:39 GMT
THURSDAY, Sept. 21, 2017 -- Kidney dialysis patients in the United States have high rates of prescriptions for opioid painkillers and many also receive high doses of the potentially addictive drugs, a new study finds. Pain is common in dialysis...
Dirty Air Might Harm Your Kidneys
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:09:33 GMT
THURSDAY, Sept. 21, 2017 -- Air pollution may harm your kidneys, a new study says. "Even levels below the limit set by the [Environmental Protection Agency] were harmful to the kidneys. This suggests that there is no safe level of air pollution,"...
When Adults Show Determination, Babies Copy
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:09:43 GMT
THURSDAY, Sept. 21, 2017 -- Grit and determination are not necessarily ingrained. Rather, they're qualities learned from a very young age, a new lab experiment demonstrates. Children as young as 15 months old learn tenacity from watching their...

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