Category: Health & Fitness

Can You Beat the Blues With ‘Downward Dog’?

By Rich Holmes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — New evidence bolsters the belief that yoga can offer real and lasting relief to people with depression. Dr. Chris Streeter, a psychiatrist at Boston University’s School of Medicine, said the new study she led builds on earlier work showing a correlation between yoga […]

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Recall: Premade Salads at Target, Walmart

Nov. 21, 2019 — More than 48 tons of premade salads sold at national chains around the country have been recalled over fears of E. coli contamination. This particular strain, E. coli 0157:H7 is considered a more serious infection. Missa Bay LLC of Swedesboro, NJ, recalled 97,272 pounds of salads with meat or poultry because […]

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Forgive (and Maybe Forget) for a Healthier Life

Frederic Luskin, PhD, director, Forgiveness Projects, Stanford University, Stanford, CA. Everett Worthington, PhD, commonwealth professor emeritus, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA. Loren Toussaint, PhD, professor of psychology, Luther College, Decorah, IA. Neda F. Gould, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore. Greater Good Magazine: œNine Steps to Forgiveness,” […]

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California Sues Juul for Targeting Teens

Slideshow: Self-Care and Recovery After Trauma Juul, the top-selling maker of e-cigarettes in the United States, is being sued by California for allegedly targeting teens with it early marketing campaigns. The lawsuit, filed Monday, also alleges that Juul’s website didn’t previously adequately verify customers’ ages, the Associated Press reported. This is just one of many […]

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HPV Blamed for Rising Rates of Anal Cancer

Living With a Sexually Transmitted Disease By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Anal cancer rates have surged in the past 15 years, and the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV) may be to blame, a new study suggests. “What was very shocking to us was that the rate and incidence […]

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Medicare for All: FAQ

CBS News: œCBS News poll: Most Americans favor a national health plan,” Oct. 15, 2019. Congress.gov: œS. 1129. Medicare for All Act 2019,” April 10, 2019. News release, Sen. Bernie Sanders: œThe Medicare for All Act 2019.” Donald M. Berwick, MD, president emeritus and senior fellow, Institute for Healthcare Improvement. verywellhealth.com: œPublic Option Health Insurance […]

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New Type of Drug Might Ease Migraines

See the Journey of a Migraine Through the Body By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Migraine sufferers who cannot get relief from existing medications may soon have a novel treatment option, a new trial suggests. The study, of nearly 1,700 patients, found that a pill called ubrogepant worked better […]

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States Act on Vaccine Exemptions as Outbreaks Rise

9 Vaccines Teens & Preteens Need By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases are on the across rise in the United States, often fueled by “anti-vaxxer” parents reluctant to immunize their kids. However, states are countering these trends with laws to boost childhood vaccination rates and […]

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Trump Backs Off Flavored E-Cigarette Ban

Slideshow: Self-Care and Recovery After Trauma Nov. 18, 2019 — U.S. President Donald Trump’s pledge in September to ban the sale of most flavored e-cigarettes to stem the rise in vaping among young people appears to be weakening. Two months after he made the promise, Trump has yielded to pressure from lobbyists and political advisers […]

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Studies Confirm HPV Shot Is Safe

Living With a Sexually Transmitted Disease By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The HPV vaccine gives parents a chance to prevent their children from developing some types of cancer, and two new studies reaffirm what past research has found — the vaccine is safe. The two studies included millions […]

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Diabetes Tougher on Women’s Hearts

Meal Planning 101: Tips to Control Blood Sugar Levels By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Diabetes might be more deadly for women than men, at least when it comes to heart troubles, new research shows. Heart disease occurs an average of 15 years earlier in people with diabetes, and […]

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Study Casts Doubt on Angioplasty, Bypass for Many Heart Patients

By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, Nov. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Bypass operations, angioplasty and the placement of artery-opening stents: For decades, millions of Americans have undergone these expensive, invasive procedures to help treat clogged vessels. However, the results of a large and long-awaited clinical trial suggests that, in most cases, these procedures may […]

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