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U.S. Better Able to Tackle Health Emergencies: Report

U.S. Better Able to Tackle Health Emergencies: Report

Latest Prevention & Wellness News FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The United States is more ready for health disasters than it was five years ago, but certain regions still lag behind, a new report shows. The nation scored 7.1 on the 10-point 2018 National Health Security Preparedness Index. That’s nearly 3 percent better […]

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Meditation: Different Approaches, Different Benefits

Meditation: Different Approaches, Different Benefits

Latest Prevention & Wellness News THURSDAY, April 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Deep breathing is a great stress reliever, and the technique called mindfulness meditation is a helpful way to use breathing to get more in touch with your inner self. People who meditate say they feel more positive, and have more energy and better […]

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Skin Sensor Might Someday Track Alcoholics’ Booze Intake

Skin Sensor Might Someday Track Alcoholics’ Booze Intake

Latest Prevention & Wellness News TUESDAY, April 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) — An injectable sensor that could provide ongoing monitoring of the alcohol intake of people receiving addiction treatment is in development. The miniature biosensor would be placed just beneath the skin surface and be powered wirelessly by a wearable device, such as a smartwatch […]

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Could Banned Chemicals Be Lurking in Your Kitchen?

Could Banned Chemicals Be Lurking in Your Kitchen?

Latest Prevention & Wellness News WEDNESDAY, April 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Toxic chemicals that have been banned for nearly four decades may be hiding in kitchens across the United States, new research suggests. Polychlorinated biphenyls, more commonly known as PCBs, might be released when cabinet sealants break down, the scientists warn. PCBs are cancer-causing […]

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‘Let It Go’ May Be Good Advice for Health

‘Let It Go’ May Be Good Advice for Health

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Prevention & Wellness News FRIDAY, April 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The advice to “let go” of negative feelings is repeated in yoga classes and self-help books. Now a new study suggests it really brings a lasting health benefit. The study, of more than 1,100 middle-aged adults, found that those […]

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Limit Alcohol To One Drink a Day: Study

Limit Alcohol To One Drink a Day: Study

A new study says adults should limit their alcohol consumption to one drink a day, which is lower than drinking guidelines in the U.S. and many other countries. Latest Prevention & Wellness News The researchers warned that adults who exceed the one-drink-a-day limit can expect to die at a younger age than those who do […]

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Addicts Should Be Trained to Give OD Antidote, Study Finds

Addicts Should Be Trained to Give OD Antidote, Study Finds

Latest Prevention & Wellness News THURSDAY, April 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Frequent opioid users may be the best candidates for training to reverse overdoses in other users, researchers say. The U.S. opioid crisis has led many public health departments and community groups to begin training users on the use of the opioid-blocker naloxone. In […]

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Health Tip: Don’t Get Burned by Kitchen Accidents

Health Tip: Don’t Get Burned by Kitchen Accidents

(HealthDay News) — More than 450,000 burn injuries occur each year in the United States, the American Burn Association says. Latest Prevention & Wellness News The Federal Emergency Management Agency suggests how to help prevent burns and scalds in the kitchen: Place objects on the stove so they cannot be pulled down or knocked over. […]