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19 Nov

Childhood Food Allergies

20% of kids with food allergies receive emergency department treatment.

16 Nov

The Secret to Maintaining Weight Loss?

Following a low carb diet after weight loss may help keep those pounds off.

15 Nov

Is Social Media Harmful to the Well-Being of Young Adults?

There may be significant benefits to limiting social media use.
Healthful Diet = Healthy Bones

Robert Preidt November 19, 2018

Healthful Diet = Healthy Bones

MONDAY, Nov. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Trying to eat a healthier diet? Don't forget that certain foods can help protect your bones, a nutrition expert says.

"Bone disease is often preventable by getting enough calcium and vitamin D into your diet," said Kathryn Weatherford, a registered dietitian at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Cen... Full Page

When Meds Suppress HIV, Odds of Sexual Transmission Near Zero: Review

Amy Norton November 19, 2018

When Meds Suppress HIV, Odds of Sexual Transmission Near Zero: Review

MONDAY, Nov. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- When someone with HIV has the virus suppressed with medication, there is virtually no chance of passing it on to sex partners, a new review concludes.

The Public Health Agency of Canada pulled together studies from the last decade looking at the risk of HIV transmission among partners where one... Full Page

Does Air Pollution Raise Autism Risk?

Steven Reinberg November 19, 2018

Does Air Pollution Raise Autism Risk?

MONDAY, Nov. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Traffic-related air pollution may play a role in development of autism, new research suggests.

A Canadian study found that exposure to a common air pollutant during pregnancy was tied to higher odds of a child being diagnosed with autism by age 5.

That pollutant, nitric oxide, is asso... Full Page

AHA: Have Diabetes? Make Sure to Manage Cholesterol, Too

November 19, 2018

AHA: Have Diabetes? Make Sure to Manage Cholesterol, Too

MONDAY, Nov. 19, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- For people with diabetes, blood sugar isn't the only important measurement. New cholesterol guidelines suggest the more than 110 million U.S. adults with diabetes or prediabetes also should manage their cholesterol.

The guidelines released earlier this month during the American He... Full Page

Drug Studies in Children Often Go Unfinished: Study

Robert Preidt November 19, 2018

Drug Studies in Children Often Go Unfinished: Study

MONDAY, Nov. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Drug approvals for adults often require future studies in children, but many of these studies are never completed, a new analysis finds.

"More than 50 percent of all drugs approved by the FDA lack information on how to safely and effectively use the drug in children," said study author Dr. Flor... Full Page

Workplace Bullies Can Threaten the Heart

Robert Preidt November 19, 2018

Workplace Bullies Can Threaten the Heart

MONDAY, Nov. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you're bullied by a bad boss or co-worker, your heart may pay the price, new research shows.

Victims of on-the-job bullying or violence faced a higher risk of heart disease and stroke, the researchers found.

The new study of more than 79,000 European workers couldn't prove cause a... Full Page

For Down Syndrome Adults, Death and Dementia Often Come Together

Alan Mozes November 19, 2018

For Down Syndrome Adults, Death and Dementia Often Come Together

MONDAY, Nov. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Seven in 10 people with Down syndrome show evidence of dementia when they die, new research from Britain reveals.

"The link between Down syndrome and Alzheimer's disease has been known for some years now," explained study author Rosalyn Hithersay, a doctoral candidate in the department of foren... Full Page

Nearly 1 in 12 U.S. Kids Has a Food Allergy

Steven Reinberg November 19, 2018

Nearly 1 in 12 U.S. Kids Has a Food Allergy

MONDAY, Nov. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Almost 8 percent of American children have food allergies, and 1 in 5 of those kids suffers an allergic reaction severe enough to wind up in the hospital, a new study finds.

"Childhood food allergies are relatively common and should be taken seriously, with 1 in 5 having a reaction that takes ... Full Page

Secondhand Pot Smoke Found in Kids' Lungs

Robert Preidt November 19, 2018

Secondhand Pot Smoke Found in Kids' Lungs

MONDAY, Nov. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you're a pot-smoking parent and you think your kids aren't affected, think again.

New research found evidence of secondhand marijuana smoke exposure in nearly half of children whose parents smoke the drug.

"While the effects of tobacco smoke have been studied extensively, we are st... Full Page

A Slam Dunk: Late-Night Tweets Harm NBA Players' Performance

Robert Preidt November 19, 2018

A Slam Dunk: Late-Night Tweets Harm NBA Players' Performance

MONDAY, Nov. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Late-night tweeting leads to poorer next-day performance by professional basketball players, according to a new study that highlights how social media can affect sleep.

For the study, researchers examined statistics for games played between 2009 and 2016 by 112 National Basketball Association p... Full Page

How to Avoid Suitcase Strain This Holiday Season

Robert Preidt November 19, 2018

How to Avoid Suitcase Strain This Holiday Season

MONDAY, Nov. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- With holiday travel comes the risk of injury from toting heavy luggage.

In 2017, more than 85,000 people were treated in U.S. emergency rooms, doctors' offices and clinics for injuries related to luggage, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

"Hurting your neck, back, ... Full Page

5 Ways to Get More Whole Grains Into Your Diet

Len Canter November 19, 2018

5 Ways to Get More Whole Grains Into Your Diet

MONDAY, Nov. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Making the switch to whole wheat bread and whole wheat pasta are good ways to get more unrefined grains (and needed fiber) into your diet.

But there's a long -- and delicious -- list of other whole grains to add to your meals throughout the day. In fact, because even though whole wheat is still... Full Page

New Treatment Could Be Breakthrough Against Peanut Allergy

Robert Preidt November 19, 2018

New Treatment Could Be Breakthrough Against Peanut Allergy

SUNDAY, Nov. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- People with peanut allergy can protect themselves from an allergic reaction by consuming a small amount of peanut powder every day, a new study suggests.

The "breakthrough" findings mean this new treatment is ready for review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration,... Full Page

Vapers May Prompt Smokers to Quit: Study

Robert Preidt November 16, 2018

Vapers May Prompt Smokers to Quit: Study

FRIDAY, Nov. 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Could vapers be a good influence on smokers?

New research suggests that's so: Cigarette smokers who spent more time with people who used electronic cigarettes were more likely to try quitting smoking.

The study included more than 13,000 smokers in England. Of those, nearly 26 percent... Full Page

Under New Plan, FDA Hopes to Cut Use of Dogs in Veterinary Drug Trials

E.J. Mundell November 16, 2018

Under New Plan, FDA Hopes to Cut Use of Dogs in Veterinary Drug Trials

FRIDAY, Nov. 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- As part of a new effort to cut the use of dogs in drug trials, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday launched an initiative to keep canines out of studies for certain veterinary medicines.

The project is aimed at "bioequivalence" trials -- studies conducted to test whether a new gener... Full Page

Cleaning Your Baby's Pacifier By Sucking On It May Do Baby Good

Robert Preidt November 16, 2018

Cleaning Your Baby's Pacifier By Sucking On It May Do Baby Good

FRIDAY, Nov. 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Sucking your baby's pacifier to clean it may help protect your child against allergies, new research suggests.

Researchers interviewed 128 U.S. mothers of infants a number of times over 18 months. Among the moms of babies who used pacifiers, 30 cleaned the pacifier by sterilization, 53 hand-was... Full Page

AHA: Warm, Wet Weather Linked to Better Outcomes for Stroke Survivors

November 16, 2018

AHA: Warm, Wet Weather Linked to Better Outcomes for Stroke Survivors

FRIDAY, Nov. 16, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Rainy days may bring a lot more than relief from summer heat -- they also are connected to better survival chances and overall outlook for stroke survivors, according to a new study.

Researchers examining the connection between strokes and seasonal weather in the United States fou... Full Page

AHA: Cold-Weather Drinks Are Here, But Watch Out for the Calories

November 16, 2018

AHA: Cold-Weather Drinks Are Here, But Watch Out for the Calories

FRIDAY, Nov. 16, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Comfort-inducing seasonal drinks abound during the fall and winter. From the sweet, spicy goodness of pumpkin spice latte -- PSL to its fans on Instagram -- to peppermint-flavored, well, everything.

But the calories are everywhere, too.

And, experts say, those liquid ... Full Page

Here's More Evidence Obesity Can Shorten Your Life

E.J. Mundell November 16, 2018

Here's More Evidence Obesity Can Shorten Your Life

FRIDAY, Nov. 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A study that tracked the weight and survival of more than 6,000 Americans for 24 years reinforces the notion that piling on excess pounds can lead to an earlier grave.

Being statistically obese, but not simply overweight, was tied to a 27 percent increase in the odds of dying within the study p... Full Page

Weight-Loss Surgeries Less Common in States With High Obesity Rates

Robert Preidt November 16, 2018

Weight-Loss Surgeries Less Common in States With High Obesity Rates

FRIDAY, Nov. 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Americans in states with the highest obesity rates are less likely to have weight-loss surgery, researchers say.

Why?

"None of the states with the five highest obesity rates crack the top 20 in terms of bariatric [weight-loss] surgery, and all but one are in the bottom 10 in terms of... Full Page

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