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How use of digital devices may influence obesity risk

How use of digital devices may influence obesity risk

Recent evidence suggests that people who multitask by switching frequently between digital devices may be more at risk of developing unhealthful eating habits and obesity. Media multitasking may impact obesity risk and eating habits. The more gadgets that become available to us, the more we may feel tempted to explore these new technologies, but their […]

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Is That Medication Safe When Breastfeeding?

Is That Medication Safe When Breastfeeding?

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Pregnancy News WEDNESDAY, April 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Far too little is known about the safety of medication use during breastfeeding — and it’s time to get some answers, experts say. It’s a critical gap, given that breastfeeding is the best source of nutrition for babies — and moms […]

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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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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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Health Tip: Understanding Parkinson’s Disease

Health Tip: Understanding Parkinson’s Disease

(HealthDay News) — Parkinson’s disease is a movement disorder that affects some 1 million Americans. Latest Neurology News Symptoms typically include trembling, stiffness and poor coordination. often beginning gradually on one side of the body. As the disease progresses, both sides become affected. Though there is no cure for Parkinson’s, there are a variety of […]

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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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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 […]