Category: Health & Fitness

E-Cig Makers’ Free Stuff Leads More Teens to Vape

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Coupons, samples, branded hats and T-shirts: When teens use or wear promotional items from companies that make alternative tobacco products like electronic cigarettes, they are more likely to try those products, new research shows. The study included 757 California teens, aged 13 to […]

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Low-Fat Diet Could Help Against Breast Cancer

Advanced Breast Cancer and Your Job By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Health experts have long touted the benefits of a low-fat diet for preventing heart disease, but now a large study suggests it might do the same against breast cancer. Researchers found that eating low-fat foods reduced a […]

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Scientists Spot Unexpected Player in Fibromyalgia

By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Fibromyalgia is a mysterious and misunderstood illness, but researchers may have uncovered at least one key to the disease’s origin: insulin resistance. The new research compared a small group of people with fibromyalgia to two groups of healthy people and noted that a […]

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U.S. Birth Rate Lowest in 32 Years

Want to Get Pregnant? Read This First. May 16, 2019 — The U.S. birth rate fell for the fourth year in a row last year and was at its lowest since 1986, according to a government report. It said there were 3.8 million births last year, the Associated Press reported Wednesday. Birth rates for teens […]

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App Could Spot Kids’ Ear Infections

Nagging Cough? Ask WebMD By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Can a smartphone app spot an ear infection? It did so with high accuracy in new research. Ear infections occur when fluid builds up behind the eardrum and gets contaminated. Though an ear infection can hurt and make it […]

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Lyme Disease Now a Threat in City Parks

By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — As deer populations have exploded across America, moving from forests to suburbs to urban parks, they have brought the threat of Lyme disease to millions of city dwellers, a new study finds. In fact, the deer tick that spreads Lyme disease is as […]

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