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Pregnant? The Earlier You Quit Smoking, the Better

Pregnant? The Earlier You Quit Smoking, the Better

Latest Pregnancy News WEDNESDAY, April 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Quitting smoking during pregnancy reduces the risk of delivering preterm. And the earlier you stop, the better, a new study finds. “Pregnancy can be a stressful time in a woman’s life. And women who smoked prior to pregnancy may turn to smoking or continue to […]

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Could Common Food Preservative Make People Fat?

Could Common Food Preservative Make People Fat?

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Diet & Weight Management News WEDNESDAY, April 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) — If you’re watching your weight, you probably know to avoid sugary and fatty foods. But what about preservatives? Eating a preservative widely used in breads, baked goods and cheese may trigger metabolic responses that are linked to obesity […]

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After a Stroke, Your Bones Need Care

Latest Arthritis News THURSDAY, April 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Stroke survivors often face limited mobility, which quadruples their odds of osteoporosis, broken bones and falls. But most are never screened for these problems, new research reveals. “Our study adds to previous research that found despite an increased risk, only a small number of people […]

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Rekindling Your Sex Life After a Heart Attack

Rekindling Your Sex Life After a Heart Attack

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Heart News THURSDAY, April 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Having sex after a heart attack is a concern not only for men, but for many women, too. Because of fear and a lack of information, many may think it’s no longer possible to enjoy a sex life. Fortunately, that’s rarely […]

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As U.S. Measles Cases Hit New High, Experts Warn the Disease Can Be Deadly

As U.S. Measles Cases Hit New High, Experts Warn the Disease Can Be Deadly

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Infectious Disease News THURSDAY, April 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Measles cases in the United States have now reached 695 — the highest since the disease was declared eliminated in 2000, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced late Wednesday. Outbreaks are occurring across the country, often linked […]

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Health Tip: Joint Popping and Cracking

(HealthDay News) — Most people have popping and cracking of their joints, especially as they age. Though the reasons behind these sounds are unclear, doctors think they may be caused by ligaments stretching and releasing, or the compression of nitrogen bubbles. Latest Arthritis News Usually, the phenomenon doesn’t need treatment. However, if these sounds are […]

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Wellness Programs Take Hold in American Workplaces

Wellness Programs Take Hold in American Workplaces

Latest Prevention & Wellness News WEDNESDAY, April 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Nearly half of U.S. workplaces now offer wellness programs, a new study finds. “Most American adults work, and many spend half or more of their waking hours at work,” said study author Laura Linnan. She’s a professor in the department of health behavior […]