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13 Dec

Can Too Much Sleep Hurt Your Health?

Long nappers and long nighttime sleepers may be at increased risk of stroke.

12 Dec

An Experimental Diet May Help Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Better Control Their Sugar Levels

It's all about timing carb consumption and cutting food intake.

11 Dec

Does Obesity In Childhood Hurt Brain Development?

Obesity in adolescence is linked to brain changes and deficits in working memory.

Eye Injuries From Household Cleaners Drop, But Kids Remain at Risk

Eye Injuries From Household Cleaners Drop, But Kids Remain at Risk

FRIDAY, Dec. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Having little ones visit for the holidays? Be sure to stow household cleaners safely out of their reach.

These products are a major source of reports to U.S. poison control centers, and exposures often involve the eyes. Though overall eye exposures have declined in the United States, the number...

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Indoor Pollutants May Raise Allergy Risk in Toddlers

Indoor Pollutants May Raise Allergy Risk in Toddlers

FRIDAY, Dec. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Toddlers have an increased risk of allergies if they are exposed to multiple indoor pollutants in their first years of life, a new study finds.

It included 108 mother-child pairs. Researchers assessed exposures to various household pollutants such as pet dander and tobacco smoke while the women...

  • Robert Preidt
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FDA Approves First Disposable Duodenoscope, Reducing Infection Risk

FDA Approves First Disposable Duodenoscope, Reducing Infection Risk

FRIDAY, Dec. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Improperly cleaned duodenoscopes -- a type of endoscope used to diagnose illness in the pancreas and bile ducts -- have been linked to hundreds of cases of severe, sometimes fatal, infections in patients.

Now, U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of the first disposable duodenoscope shoul...

  • E.J. Mundell
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  • December 13, 2019
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Flu Cases Are Spiking Early, Suggesting Tough Season Ahead

Flu Cases Are Spiking Early, Suggesting Tough Season Ahead

FRIDAY, Dec. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The flu season is off to a fast and furious start, with a strain of the virus that normally arrives later in the season making a strong early appearance, U.S. health officials said Friday.

Flu is now widespread across many parts of the country, said Lynnette Brammer, leader of the domestic inf...

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  • December 13, 2019
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Patients, Not Hospitals, Most Important to Spinal Fusion Outcomes

Patients, Not Hospitals, Most Important to Spinal Fusion Outcomes

FRIDAY, Dec. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Individual patient characteristics -- not the quality of care provided by surgeons and hospitals -- account for most differences in spinal fusion surgery outcomes, according to a new study.

The study included 737 patients, average age 63, who had spinal fusion surgery at 17 U.S. hospitals betwe...

  • Robert Preidt
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  • December 13, 2019
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Could Carb-Heavy Meals Keep You From Good Sleep?

Could Carb-Heavy Meals Keep You From Good Sleep?

FRIDAY, Dec. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Pasta, white bread, sugary candy and baked goods: Americans love them, but could all those "refined" carbohydrates and sugars be keeping people up at night?

About 30% of Americans have insomnia, and a new study finds carb-heavy diets may share part of the blame.

The study looked a...

  • Steven Reinberg
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  • December 13, 2019
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