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Kindness: 12 Minutes to a Better Mood

Kindness: 12 Minutes to a Better Mood

Latest Healthy Kids News WEDNESDAY, April 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A sure-fire antidote to the blues is to focus on others, a new study suggests. “Walking around and offering kindness to others in the world reduces anxiety and increases happiness and feelings of social connection,” said study author Douglas Gentile, a professor of psychology […]

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Unhealthy Diets May Be World’s Biggest Killer

Unhealthy Diets May Be World’s Biggest Killer

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Heart News WEDNESDAY, April 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Bad diets are shortening lives worldwide — killing more people globally than either smoking or high blood pressure, a large, new research suggests. The study, of nearly 200 countries, linked poor diet quality to nearly 11 million deaths globally in 2017. […]

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Is It Heartburn or Something Else?

Is It Heartburn or Something Else?

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Digestion News THURSDAY, April 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — With so many heartburn medications available over the counter, it might be surprising to learn that heartburn itself isn’t a health condition, but rather a symptom of something else. First, be sure to distinguish it from indigestion, which is primarily an […]

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Lungs, Hearts Infected With Hepatitis C Still OK for Transplant

Lungs, Hearts Infected With Hepatitis C Still OK for Transplant

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Digestion News WEDNESDAY, April 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Patients in dire need of an organ transplant can safely receive a new heart or lung from donors who have hepatitis C, a new clinical trial has shown. By swiftly administering powerful antiviral drugs, doctors can prevent the organ recipient from […]

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So You’ve Had Weight-Loss Surgery. Now What?

So You’ve Had Weight-Loss Surgery. Now What?

Latest Diet & Weight Management News THURSDAY, April 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Eating habits and physical activity have a greater impact on weight-loss surgery’s long-term success than measures like counting calories, a new study finds. Researchers also found that evaluation of patients’ mental health and eating habits before weight-loss (bariatric) surgery did not help […]

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High Insulin Costs Come Under Fire on Capitol Hill

High Insulin Costs Come Under Fire on Capitol Hill

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Diabetes News WEDNESDAY, April 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) — For many Americans, the cost of lifesaving insulin is simply too high, leading as many as one in four to ration the drug, experts testifying before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce said this week. The meeting focused primarily on […]

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Rheumatoid Factor (RF)

Rheumatoid factor (RF) facts Rheumatoid factor is an antibody that is detectable in the blood of approximately 80% of adults with rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid factor test is used by health care professionals to help in diagnosing rheumatoid arthritis. Sometimes rheumatoid factor can be detected in the blood of normal individuals and of those with other […]