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‘Controlled Burns’ Better for Kids’ Health Than Wildfires: Study

‘Controlled Burns’ Better for Kids’ Health Than Wildfires: Study

Latest Healthy Kids News THURSDAY, May 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Recent forest fires in the western United States have put a spotlight on a fire-management approach called controlled burning. Health researchers are weighing in, too, saying controlled burns pose less of an air pollution risk to children than wildfires. Controlled, or prescribed, burns are […]

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Teasing Kids About Weight Linked to More Weight Gain

Teasing Kids About Weight Linked to More Weight Gain

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Healthy Kids News THURSDAY, May 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) — New research illustrates a heartbreaking, vicious cycle: Teasing kids about their weight not only bruises their self-esteem, it also appears to trigger more weight gain. In fact, middle schoolers who reported high levels of weight-related teasing had a 33% higher […]

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Many Heart Failure Patients Might Safely Reduce Use of Diuretics

Many Heart Failure Patients Might Safely Reduce Use of Diuretics

Latest Heart News FRIDAY, May 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Heart failure is a common ailment afflicting older Americans, and many take drugs called diuretics to rid the body of excess fluid buildup that can impede breathing. Now, a team of Brazilian researchers say that, in some cases, it’s safe for patients with stable heart […]

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How Much Coffee Is Too Much?

How Much Coffee Is Too Much?

By Kayla McKiskiHealthDay Reporter Latest Heart News FRIDAY, May 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) — From cappuccinos to cold brew, coffee is a morning must for many Americans, but is it healthy and how much is too much? A University of South Australia study suggests a couple of cups to start your day probably won’t hurt […]

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Many Feel ‘Frozen’ When Heart Attack Strikes

Many Feel ‘Frozen’ When Heart Attack Strikes

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter Latest Heart News THURSDAY, May 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) — When a heart attack occurs, delaying treatment by even a few minutes could be deadly. But many people wait hours after symptoms set in to get care — either because they feel mentally “frozen” and unable to act, or because they’re […]