Category: Health & Fitness

Listeria Fears Prompt Target, Fresh Market Recalls

July 22, 2019 — Archer Farms-brand egg salad, Archer Farms-brand deviled egg sandwiches and Fresket-brand egg salad, tuna salad and Thai lobster salad have been recalled across the United States due to possible listeria contamination, Elevations Foods has announced. The recall is for the following products made on June 18, 2019. Archer Farms-brand Egg Salad […]

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Residents Unaware of Cancer-Causing Toxin in Air

Velma Slaton, breast cancer survivor and mother of Ann Singley, Covington, GA. Kelly Singley, widower, Covington, GA. Tony Adams, resident, Chadsworth at Vinings Townhomes, Atlanta. Karen Hays, chief, Air Protection Branch, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Environmental Protection Division, Atlanta. Richard Peltier, PhD, associate professor of environmental health sciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst. Margie Donnell, […]

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Pot Use During Early Pregnancy on the Rise

FRIDAY, July 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Pot use and pregnancy hardly go hand-in-hand for health reasons, but more American women are using marijuana just before and right after they become pregnant, new research warns. “These findings should alert women’s health clinicians to be aware of potential increases in daily and weekly cannabis use among […]

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Is Caffeine Fueling Your Anxieties?

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — If you struggle with anxiety, you might want to skip that second cup of coffee, new research suggests. For some people, caffeine may help with concentration and provide an energy boost, but it can cause problems for those with general anxiety disorder, said […]

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Study Casts Doubt on Safety of Herbal Drug Kratom

Slideshow: Self-Care and Recovery After Trauma By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The herbal supplement kratom regularly causes serious side effects and doesn’t appear safe for use, a new study argues. Kratom, made from the leaves of a Southeast Asian plant, is usually used to treat pain and addiction. […]

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Overdose Deaths Fall for First Time in Decades

Slideshow: Self-Care and Recovery After Trauma July 18, 2019 — For the first time in three decades, drug overdose deaths in the United States fell last year, preliminary federal government data suggests. Provisional numbers released Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show nearly 68,000 drug overdose deaths in 2018, and the agency […]

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Autism Largely Caused by Genetics, Not Environment

Assessment: How Could You Live Better With Multiple Sclerosis? By E.J. Mundell HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The largest study of its kind, involving more than 2 million people across five countries, finds that autism spectrum disorders are 80% reliant on inherited genes. That means that environmental causes are responsible for […]

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Clues to Women’s Higher Odds for Alzheimer’s

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Rates of Alzheimer’s disease are higher in women than in men, and researchers now think they know why. A team from Vanderbilt University Medical Center, in Nashville, Tenn., has identified gender differences in how the Alzheimer’s-related protein tau spreads in the brain. Research […]

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Study: Tough State Gun Laws Help Keep Kids Safe

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Over a five-year period, more than 21,000 Americans aged 21 and younger died from firearm-related injuries. But when states have stricter gun laws, fewer children die from gun violence, new research shows. For the study, investigators examined data on gun deaths from 2011 […]

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Harmful Germs in Ocean Water? How to Tell

July 17, 2019 — When you go to the beach, you probably worry about things like sunburn or drowning. But there’s something else to consider: bacteria in the water. Recent cases of flesh-eating bacterial infections have made headlines, yet you’re far more likely to wind up with nausea, diarrhea, or a respiratory infection after a […]

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Can a Broken Heart Contribute to Cancer?

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — “Broken heart syndrome” may harm more than just the heart, new research suggests. While the extreme stress of losing a loved one has been linked to heart troubles in prior research, a new study found that one in six people […]

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Obesity May Boost Odds for MS in Kids

Assess your MS self-care routine. By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Obese children may be twice as likely to develop multiple sclerosis, a new study suggests. And once obese children are diagnosed, they tend to have a poorer response to their initial treatment than average-weight kids do. Multiple sclerosis […]

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