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18 Dec

Are Americans Listening to the Warnings About Sitting Too Much?

More than 1 in 4 adults admit sitting for more than 8 hours a day.

17 Dec

Organic Food and Cancer Risk

Eating more organic foods may lower the risk of cancer.

14 Dec

Brain Teasers and Mental Decline

Do crossword puzzles and chess really help keep your memory sharp as you age?

Opioids May Help Chronic Pain, But Not Much

TUESDAY, Dec. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Potentially addictive opioid painkillers are often prescribed for chronic pain, but they actually work only slightly better than placebo pills, a new review shows.

The analysis, of 96 clinical trials, found that on average, opioids made only a small difference for people with conditions like o...

Genetic Changes Tied to Rare Brain Bleeds in Babies

TUESDAY, Dec. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they've identified genetic mutations linked with a blood vessel defect that can lead to deadly brain bleeds in babies.

A rare hereditary condition, called vein of Galen malformation, causes high-pressured blood to be pumped from arteries into veins. The veins aren't meant to ha...

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  • December 18, 2018
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California Farm Tied to E. coli Outbreak Expands Recall Beyond Romaine Lettuce

TUESDAY, Dec. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The California farm where romaine lettuce was implicated in the recent nationwide E. coli outbreak said it is expanding its recall to include other forms of produce.

According to a company statement, Adam Bros. Farming Inc., in Santa Barbara County, said it is also recalling red and green lea...

  • E.J. Mundell
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  • December 18, 2018
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Heart Surgery Won't Cause Brain Decline, New Study Says

TUESDAY, Dec. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Major heart surgery does not cause significant memory decline in older patients, a new study finds.

Researchers found no greater risk for loss of brain function among patients who had heart surgery compared to those who had a much less invasive procedure called cardiac catheterization.


  • Robert Preidt
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  • December 18, 2018
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Take It Outside! The Benefits of Exercising Outdoors

TUESDAY, Dec. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you've ever come home from a brisk walk feeling reinvigorated, you're not alone. Research shows that this is just one of many benefits of exercising outdoors.

Working out in a natural environment can also be more physically challenging, making your body work harder and bringing greater fitn...

Protein Portions: Feeling Satisfied on Fewer Calories

TUESDAY, Dec. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Eating protein every day is important for good health. While it can come from animal and/or plant sources, the amount of protein we need is rather small -- just 5 to 7 "ounce equivalents," according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

An ounce equivalent can be one ounce of meat, poultry or...

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