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Get Back to Nature to Put Stress at Bay

Get Back to Nature to Put Stress at Bay

Latest Mental Health News SATURDAY, April 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A small daily dose of nature may be the perfect prescription for stress. An eight-week study found that people who spent at least 20 minutes a day in places that made them feel connected to nature had significantly lower levels of the stress hormone […]

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Helping the Young Mind Grow

Helping the Young Mind Grow

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Healthy Kids News MONDAY, April 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Whether you call it snowplow, bulldozer or helicopter parenting, these child-rearing styles have gotten a lot of attention recently, and the acknowledgment that they may not be the best way to raise a confident, well-adjusted young person. Moving obstacles out […]

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Newborn’s ‘Microbiome’ Could Give Clues to Weight Later

Newborn’s ‘Microbiome’ Could Give Clues to Weight Later

Latest Healthy Kids News FRIDAY, April 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A newborn‘s first stool holds telltale clues about his risk for becoming an overweight 3-year-old, according to a European study. The clues come from the population of bacteria (microbiome) in the baby’s gut. Finnish researchers used genetic sequencing to analyze the first stool produced […]

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Young Athletes Need to Be Sidelined After Bout of Mono

Young Athletes Need to Be Sidelined After Bout of Mono

Latest Infectious Disease News SUNDAY, April 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Young sports buffs recovering from mononucleosis may be itching to return to the game they love. But one expert says the risk of suffering a burst spleen during play means staying on the sideline longer than some would like. Along with extreme fatigue, sore […]

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Congo Ebola Outbreak Still Not a Global Emergency: WHO

Congo Ebola Outbreak Still Not a Global Emergency: WHO

The ongoing Ebola outbreak in Congo is of “deep concern,” but does not yet qualify as a global emergency, the World Health Organization says. Latest Infectious Disease News The outbreak began on Aug. 1, 2018 and is so far the second deadliest in history, with 1,206 confirmed and probable cases, including 764 deaths, Congo’s health […]

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AHA News: Is Yoga Heart-Healthy? It’s No Stretch to See Benefits, Science Suggests

AHA News: Is Yoga Heart-Healthy? It’s No Stretch to See Benefits, Science Suggests

Latest Exercise & Fitness News FRIDAY, April 12, 2019 (American Heart Association News) — For years, aerobic exercise has been touted for its numerous health benefits, including improved cardiovascular health, better mood, increased energy, and stronger bones and muscles. But there’s another form of physical activity that’s grabbing headlines — yoga. Some studies suggest the […]

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Muscle Power Might Be Key to Long Life

Muscle Power Might Be Key to Long Life

Latest Exercise & Fitness News FRIDAY, April 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — If you want to celebrate many more birthdays, new research suggests you should speed up your weight-lifting routine. Boosting muscle power, which is different than muscle strength, translated into longer lives, the Brazilian scientists said. What exactly is the difference? For example, climbing […]

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Pinworms (Infection in Children and Adults, Enterobiasis)

Pinworms (Infection in Children and Adults, Enterobiasis)

Source: iStock Pinworm definition and facts Pinworm infections are caused by worm-like parasites (Enterobius vermicularis) that infect humans’ intestines and rectal/anal areas. Young children, school-aged children, and their household members, including adults, are at risk for pinworm infections. Pinworms are visible. They range in size from 2-13 mm, are white, and resemble a worm but […]