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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

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...

California Farm Tied to E. coli Outbreak Expands Recall Beyond Romaine Lettuce

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

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.

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

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

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...

Runaway Immune System May Play Role in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Runaway Immune System May Play Role in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

MONDAY, Dec. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they've pinpointed a possible culprit in chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), reporting that an overactive immune system might send the entire body into an overwhelming state of exhaustion.

"For the first time, we have shown that people who are prone to develop a CFS-like illness hav...

  • Robert Preidt
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  • December 17, 2018
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Today's More Potent Pot Means Higher Odds for Dependence: Study

Today's More Potent Pot Means Higher Odds for Dependence: Study

MONDAY, Dec. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Pot's increasing potency could make it more likely that toking will interfere with users' lives, a new study argues.

Compared to pot of the 1990s, today's marijuana contains significantly higher levels of THC, the chemical compound that causes intoxication, the research team notes.

Th...

  • Dennis Thompson
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  • December 17, 2018
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Sleepless Night Could Make Morning Pastries Tougher to Resist

Sleepless Night Could Make Morning Pastries Tougher to Resist

MONDAY, Dec. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- There's a reason that glazed donut might seem even more enticing if you're sleep-deprived: A new study suggests that even one night of lost slumber increases the desirability of junk foods.

But the culprit doesn't appear to be an increase in ghrelin -- the so-called "hunger hormone" -- which h...

  • Maureen Salamon
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  • December 17, 2018
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Migraine's 'Silver Lining':  Lowered Risk for Diabetes?

Migraine's 'Silver Lining': Lowered Risk for Diabetes?

MONDAY, Dec. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A study of more than 74,000 French women has turned up an unexpected finding: Those who suffer from migraines have a significantly lower risk for type 2 diabetes.

The finding is based on surveys sent to thousands of women born between 1925 and 1950. The study found that -- after adjusting for b...

  • E.J. Mundell
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  • December 17, 2018
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AHA: Barbershops Help Trim High Blood Pressure Numbers for Black Men

AHA: Barbershops Help Trim High Blood Pressure Numbers for Black Men

MONDAY, Dec. 17, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Barbershops in the African-American community could help men reduce and control their blood pressure, according to a new study.

The research showed long-term reductions in blood pressure among customers who met periodically with pharmacists at 52 Los Angeles County barbershops. Pub...

Don't Send Report Cards Home on This Day

Don't Send Report Cards Home on This Day

MONDAY, Dec. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Sending report cards home from school on Fridays is linked to a surge in child abuse, a new study finds.

"It's a pretty astonishing finding," said lead study author Melissa Bright, a research scientist with the University of Florida's Anita Zucker Center for Excellence in Early Childhood Studie...

  • Robert Preidt
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  • December 17, 2018
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More U.S. Teens Are Vaping, But Use of Opioids, Alcohol Falls

More U.S. Teens Are Vaping, But Use of Opioids, Alcohol Falls

MONDAY, Dec. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Vaping among American teenagers increased dramatically in 2018, with nearly two of every five high school seniors reporting they've tried an e-cigarette during the past year, a new survey reveals.

There was a bit of good news in the report, with teens reporting decreased use of alcohol, tobacc...

  • Dennis Thompson
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  • December 17, 2018
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Do Paramedics Shortchange Women With Heart Trouble?

Do Paramedics Shortchange Women With Heart Trouble?

MONDAY, Dec. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Women who call 911 for a possible heart attack may get different treatment from paramedics than men do, a new U.S. study suggests.

Researchers found that ambulance crews were less likely to give recommended treatments, such as aspirin, to women with chest pain. Paramedics were also less likely ...

Docs Should Screen for Depression During, After Pregnancy

Docs Should Screen for Depression During, After Pregnancy

MONDAY, Dec. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors should screen women for depression during and after pregnancy, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) says in an updated policy statement.

Undiagnosed and untreated depression among pregnant women and new mothers can put a baby's health at risk, and is one of the most common and costl...

  • Robert Preidt
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  • December 17, 2018
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Father-Son Talks About Condoms Pay Health Dividends

Father-Son Talks About Condoms Pay Health Dividends

MONDAY, Dec. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Here's some straight talk about the value of "the talk."

Fathers who talk with their teenage sons about condom use can help prevent sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and unplanned pregnancies, researchers say.

Condoms are the only contraceptive method that can prevent pregnancy a...

  • Steven Reinberg
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  • December 17, 2018
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Parents, Think Before You Drink This Holiday

Parents, Think Before You Drink This Holiday

MONDAY, Dec. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- One in 4 American parents who drink over the holidays don't think about whether they'll be able to take care of their children the day after, a new survey shows.

"Most parents planning to drink alcoholic beverages on a night out arrange for a designated driver and ch...

  • Robert Preidt
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  • December 17, 2018
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Fast Facts for Men (and Women) About High Cholesterol

Fast Facts for Men (and Women) About High Cholesterol

MONDAY, Dec. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- High cholesterol, a serious risk factor for heart disease, can affect both men and women, and it's common for cholesterol levels to rise with age. But it's often a problem for men earlier in life than for women.

A study published in the Journal of the American Co...

Practice Patience for a Happier, Healthier You

Practice Patience for a Happier, Healthier You

MONDAY, Dec. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- You've no doubt heard the expression "patience is a virtue." Now researchers are learning that this virtue can be good for your health and well-being.

Any given day can be filled with a series of frustrations that cause you to lose your patience, like waiting for you...

Beware of Stressful Events in the Evening

Beware of Stressful Events in the Evening

FRIDAY, Dec. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Stress in the evening may take more of a toll on your body than stress at other times of day, a new study suggests.

The reason? Later in the day, the human body releases lower levels of the hormone that helps ease stress, according to researchers from Japan.

"Our study suggests a pos...

  • Steven Reinberg
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  • December 14, 2018
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A Family Tragedy Highlights Carbon Monoxide Danger

A Family Tragedy Highlights Carbon Monoxide Danger

FRIDAY, Dec. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- It was a chilly morning in Louisville, so Juvenal Garcia Mora warmed up the car inside the garage before planning to drive his two children to school.

By the next day, all three were dead -- victims of a tragedy that highlights the dangers of carbon monoxide.

Mora, 39, his 3-year-old...

  • Robert Preidt
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  • December 14, 2018
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