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Many Teens Don’t Know They Are Vaping Nicotine

Many Teens Don’t Know They Are Vaping Nicotine

By E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporter Latest Healthy Kids News MONDAY, April 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — As e-cigarette use soars in high schools across America, new research shows many people don’t understand the amount of addictive nicotine they’re inhaling with every puff. In a new survey, many teens said they regularly used e-cigarettes, but swore they […]

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Babies Still Dying Due to Unsafe Sleep Practices

Babies Still Dying Due to Unsafe Sleep Practices

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Healthy Kids News MONDAY, April 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The death of a baby is always tragic, but safe sleep practices could have prevented some recent suffocation deaths, new research claims. The study found two factors appeared to be behind a majority of infant deaths by suffocation: A baby […]

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‘Superbugs’ Hang Out on Hospital Patients

‘Superbugs’ Hang Out on Hospital Patients

Latest Infectious Disease News FRIDAY, April 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — If you weren’t already worried enough about what germs lurk in hospitals, a new study shows ‘superbugs’ are common on patients and the things they touch. Even worse, these bacteria are resistant to multiple antibiotics, the researchers added. “Hand hygiene narrative has largely focused […]

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Aortic Valve Disease Does Its Damage Slowly

Aortic Valve Disease Does Its Damage Slowly

Latest Heart News SATURDAY, April 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Aortic valve stenosis is a form of heart valve disease that can take many years to develop into a life-threatening problem, an expert says. It occurs when narrowing of the aortic valve opening prevents blood from the heart’s left ventricle from flowing to the aorta. […]

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Heart Patients Pay the Price When Nearby Pharmacy Closes

Heart Patients Pay the Price When Nearby Pharmacy Closes

Latest Heart News FRIDAY, April 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — When a neighborhood pharmacy shuts down, it could have dire repercussions for heart patients living nearby, new research suggests. That’s because such closures could mean patients skip or stop taking the prescriptions they need to stay healthy and safe, according to a team from the […]

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There’s a Downside to Vigorous Interval Training

There’s a Downside to Vigorous Interval Training

Latest Exercise & Fitness News SUNDAY, April 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — High-intensity interval training may boost your fitness at a cost — perhaps increasing your risk for injuries. This popular type of training combines aerobics, weight lifting and calisthenics at maximum effort, followed by recovery periods. “These workouts are marketed as ‘one size fits […]

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Do Hospitals Have Flu’s Spread Under Control?

Do Hospitals Have Flu’s Spread Under Control?

Latest Cold and Flu News FRIDAY, April 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Many hospital workers and patients spread the flu before they show any symptoms, a new study says. The bottom line: Current flu infection control measures in hospitals may be inadequate, the Swiss researchers say. “Our findings suggest that influenza infection in acute care […]

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Medical Marijuana Use Rising Among Cancer Patients

Medical Marijuana Use Rising Among Cancer Patients

Latest Cancer News MONDAY, April 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Americans with cancer are more likely to use marijuana and prescription opioids than those without cancer, and the use of medical marijuana by this group is on the rise, new research shows. Pain is common among cancer patients, but many do not get adequate pain […]