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22 Nov

Are Efforts To Reduce Kids' Consumption Of Sugary Drinks Working?

Children and teens are cutting back on sugary drinks, but a new study finds they're still downing too many.

21 Nov

What Are The Long-Term Health Effects Of Surviving A Gunshot Wound?

Gunshot survivors suffer long-term physical, mental, emotional and social wounds.

20 Nov

Using Yoga To Ease Symptoms of Anxiety And Depression

Yoga provides both short and long-term mental health benefits.

Don't Let Salmonella Make Your Thanksgiving a Turkey

Don't Let Salmonella Make Your Thanksgiving a Turkey

THURSDAY, Nov. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- With Thanksgiving but a week away, U.S. health officials want to be sure you don't get sick from any salmonella that might be lurking in your turkey.

In a new report, researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention detail the tracking of a recent multistate outbreak of ...

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  • November 21, 2019
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Diet Pill, Laxative Use Often Precedes an Eating Disorder

Diet Pill, Laxative Use Often Precedes an Eating Disorder

THURSDAY, Nov. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Girls and young women who use diet pills and laxatives to control their weight are at increased risk for eating disorders, a new study finds.

Researchers analyzed data from more than 10,000 girls and women, aged 14 to 36, from 2001 to 2016.

Among those who initially did not have an ...

  • Robert Preidt
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  • November 21, 2019
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Obesity Rates Fall for Many Young Kids in Federal Nutrition Program

Obesity Rates Fall for Many Young Kids in Federal Nutrition Program

THURSDAY, Nov. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Forty-one states and territories have seen drops in obesity rates among young children enrolled in a U.S. nutrition program, a new study shows.

"Improvements in national, state and caregiver guidance around nutrition and physical activity may be contributing to this decline in childhood obesi...

  • Robert Preidt
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  • November 21, 2019
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AHA News: Obesity, Other Factors May Speed Up Brain Aging

AHA News: Obesity, Other Factors May Speed Up Brain Aging

THURSDAY, Nov. 21, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- The brains of middle-age adults may be aging prematurely if they have obesity or other factors linked to cardiovascular disease, new research has found.

Almost one-quarter of adults have metabolic syndrome, a set of factors that in combination amplify a person's risk of hear...

Can You Beat the Blues With 'Downward Dog'?

Can You Beat the Blues With 'Downward Dog'?

THURSDAY, Nov. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- New evidence bolsters the belief that yoga can offer real and lasting relief to people with depression.

Dr. Chris Streeter, a psychiatrist at Boston University's School of Medicine, said the new study she led builds on earlier work showing a correlation between yoga and levels of GABA (gamma ...

  • Rich Holmes
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  • November 21, 2019
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More U.S. Kids Are Shunning Sweetened Drinks

More U.S. Kids Are Shunning Sweetened Drinks

THURSDAY, Nov. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- American youngsters are drinking far fewer sodas and other sugar-sweetened drinks and getting far fewer calories from them than they used to, a new report finds.

But kids from more-affluent homes are benefiting more from these trends than those from poorer families, the researchers said.

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  • Robert Preidt
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  • November 21, 2019
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Packaged Caesar Salad Suspected as Possible Source in E. coli Outbreak

Packaged Caesar Salad Suspected as Possible Source in E. coli Outbreak

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A brand of packaged Caesar salad is an early suspect in an outbreak of E. coli that's sickened 17 people in eight states, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Wednesday.

Seven people have been hospitalized after infection with a strain of E. coli 0157:H7, including t...

  • Robert Preidt
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  • November 21, 2019
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AHA News: If Not for 2-Year-Old, Young Mom Might Have Died

AHA News: If Not for 2-Year-Old, Young Mom Might Have Died

THURSDAY, Nov. 21, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- The night she turned 37, Barbara Jackson put her 2-year-old daughter Olivia Copeland to bed and walked to the kitchen. She felt a little odd but didn't think much of it.

The next thing Barbara remembers, she was in the hospital. Doctors were telling her she was a rare surviv...

'Designer Babies' a Long Way Off

'Designer Babies' a Long Way Off

THURSDAY, Nov. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- "Designer babies" aren't going to be a reality anytime soon, researchers say.

Concerns about genetically altering embryos to have desired traits have been around nearly as long as in vitro fertilization (IVF) and the technology to screen embryos have existed.

But while recent live b...

  • Robert Preidt
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  • November 21, 2019
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Doctors Spot a New, Severe Lung Illness Tied to Vaping

Doctors Spot a New, Severe Lung Illness Tied to Vaping

THURSDAY, Nov. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Canadian researchers report a new twist on the spate of deaths and lung damage from vaping in the United States.

A 17-year-old boy may well be the first case of a novel type of lung injury from vaping. The condition is similar to "popcorn lung," which is seen in workers exposed to the chemica...

  • Steven Reinberg
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  • November 21, 2019
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Infants May Not Be as Immune to Measles as Thought

Infants May Not Be as Immune to Measles as Thought

THURSDAY, Nov. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A surprising new study upends the notion that antibodies passed from mother to fetus protect infants from measles for as much as a year.

In fact, infants' immunity wanes much more rapidly than once thought, researchers report in the December issue of Pediatrics. The finding drives home...

  • Elizabeth Heubeck
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  • November 21, 2019
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Inducing Labor Safer Bet for Late-Term Pregnancies: Study

Inducing Labor Safer Bet for Late-Term Pregnancies: Study

THURSDAY, Nov. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The risk of newborn death in late-term pregnancies may be lower if labor is induced rather than taking a wait-and-see approach, a new study suggests.

It's widely believed that mothers and babies have an increased risk of problems at or beyond 42 weeks of pregnancy. (A normal-term pregnancy is...

  • Robert Preidt
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  • November 21, 2019
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She Lives With Seizures, and Public Stigma, Every Day

She Lives With Seizures, and Public Stigma, Every Day

THURSDAY, Nov. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Most of the time, Eva Wadzinski is a typical college student. Then suddenly, she isn't.

Wadzinski has epilepsy and has disruptive seizure clusters as often as 40 times a day.

They are not typical "Hollywood" seizures where people convulse (tonic-clonic seizures), making it harder ...

  • Serena Gordon
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  • November 21, 2019
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Heart Disease Took Big Toll in Counties Hardest Hit by Recession

Heart Disease Took Big Toll in Counties Hardest Hit by Recession

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. counties hit hardest by the recession of 2008-2009 had a larger increase in heart disease deaths among middle-aged adults than other counties, a new study shows.

Researchers analyzed 2010 to 2015 heart disease death rates among adults ages 25 to 64, as well as economic markers such as i...

  • Robert Preidt
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  • November 20, 2019
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Ultrasound May Ease Common Form of Hand Tremor

Ultrasound May Ease Common Form of Hand Tremor

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A treatment that delivers ultrasound waves to the brain may bring lasting relief to some people with debilitating hand tremors, a new study finds.

The study involved 76 patients with essential tremor -- a neurological condition that most often causes trembling in the hands during routine tas...

Using Psychedelic Brew 'Like Dreaming With Your Eyes Open': Study

Using Psychedelic Brew 'Like Dreaming With Your Eyes Open': Study

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- An ingredient in the psychedelic brew ayahuasca causes "waking dreams" by significantly changing brain activity, a new study says.

Ayahuasca is a tea or brew made from vines and leaves of the Amazon rainforest. DMT (or dimethyltryptamine) is one of its main psychoactive components. Typically...

  • Robert Preidt
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  • November 20, 2019
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Gunshot Survivors May Struggle With Emotional Aftermath for Years

Gunshot Survivors May Struggle With Emotional Aftermath for Years

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Even years after a gunshot wound heals, shooting survivors may be at greater risk of alcohol abuse, drug abuse and unemployment, new research finds.

The study of more than 180 gunshot victims also found that nearly half appeared to have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) years after the i...

Doctors' Group Calls for Ban on Most Vaping Products

Doctors' Group Calls for Ban on Most Vaping Products

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The American Medical Association (AMA) is calling for a ban on all e-cigarettes and vaping products not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to help people quit smoking tobacco cigarettes.

The move is in response to a sharp rise in youth e-cigarette use and an outbreak of more ...

  • Robert Preidt
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  • November 20, 2019
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AHA News: Eating Mindfully Through the Holidays – and All Year

AHA News: Eating Mindfully Through the Holidays – and All Year

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 20, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Slow down before plowing through the holiday hors d'oeuvres or finishing off that overfilled plate of comfort food. An approach called mindful eating could just help you enjoy it even more and increase well-being.

Paying close attention to food and how it makes your body feel ...

Could Fish Oil Be an ADHD Remedy for Some Kids?

Could Fish Oil Be an ADHD Remedy for Some Kids?

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and low blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids might benefit from supplements, new research suggests.

Fish oil supplements appeared to boost attention in these kids, British researchers report.

The effect seemed limited to ...

  • Robert Preidt
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  • November 20, 2019
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