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Health Tip: Understanding Measles

Health Tip: Understanding Measles

(HealthDay News) — Measles is a contagious disease caused by a virus that is passed through the air and direct contact, says the World Health Organization. Latest Infectious Disease News The first signs of measles are high fever, cough, red and watery eyes, and small white spots inside the cheeks. Over the next few weeks, […]

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Personality Reboots Are Possible, Studies Suggest

Personality Reboots Are Possible, Studies Suggest

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Mental Health News WEDNESDAY, Aug. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Do you ever think that being more at ease at social and business functions could make you happier or possibly help you get ahead at work? Your personality greatly influences your life because it influences so many aspects of your […]

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AHA News: Understanding Connection Between Poverty, Childhood Trauma and Heart Disease

AHA News: Understanding Connection Between Poverty, Childhood Trauma and Heart Disease

Latest Healthy Kids News TUESDAY, Aug. 27, 2019 (American Heart Association News) — Traumatic childhood experiences among the poor and uninsured are associated with higher cardiovascular risk, according to new research. Experts have long known difficult childhoods are linked with a wide range of health risks later in life, including obesity, substance abuse and cardiovascular […]

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Rising Obesity Rates Undermining Strides Made Against Heart Disease

Rising Obesity Rates Undermining Strides Made Against Heart Disease

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Heart News TUESDAY, Aug. 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Rising obesity rates, coupled with an associated jump in diabetes and high blood pressure cases, appears to be undoing decades of gains made against heart disease, a new study finds. After 2010, the rate of deaths from heart disease continued to […]

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Thousands of Kidneys Thrown Away by U.S. Transplant Centers

Thousands of Kidneys Thrown Away by U.S. Transplant Centers

Latest Digestion News TUESDAY, Aug. 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) — When it comes to using kidneys from deceased donors, the United States might want to follow France’s example. That’s according to new research that found kidneys from older donors are much more likely to be used for transplants in France, and if more of those […]

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Test All U.S. Adults for Hepatitis C, Expert Panel Says

Test All U.S. Adults for Hepatitis C, Expert Panel Says

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Digestion News TUESDAY, Aug. 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Hepatitis C infection rates have exploded in the United States, more than tripling over the past decade. Because of this, routine screening for hepatitis C — which can destroy the liver over time — should occur in all American adults, a […]

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‘Fast and Feast’ Diet Works for Weight Loss

‘Fast and Feast’ Diet Works for Weight Loss

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Diet & Weight Management News WEDNESDAY, Aug. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Tired of that spare tire? Low-calorie diets work, but can be difficult to follow. A much simpler approach to losing weight might be to just stop eating every other day. It’s called alternate-day fasting (ADF). As the name […]