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Junk Food Ads Target Minority Kids: Study

Junk Food Ads Target Minority Kids: Study

Latest Healthy Kids News TUESDAY, Jan. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Nearly all TV food ads aimed at Hispanic and black children in the United States are for unhealthy products, a new report claims. In 2017, black teens saw more than twice as many ads for unhealthy food products as white teens, researchers found. “Food […]

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Health Tip: Understanding a Heart Murmur

Health Tip: Understanding a Heart Murmur

(HealthDay News) — An “innocent” heart murmur is a non-dangerous series of sounds made by the heart as it pumps blood through the organ’s chambers and valves, the American Heart Association says. Latest Healthy Kids News The condition is common among children, and it may disappear and reappear when they are excited or scared, the […]

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Nature or Nurture? Twins Study Helps Sort Out Genes’ Role in Disease

Nature or Nurture? Twins Study Helps Sort Out Genes’ Role in Disease

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Healthy Kids News MONDAY, Jan. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Two of every five common diseases are at least partially influenced by a person’s genetics, the largest U.S. study of twins ever conducted finds. Nearly 40 percent of 560 different diseases have a genetic component, while 25 percent are driven […]

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Social Support Key to Good Mental Health After Stroke: Study

Social Support Key to Good Mental Health After Stroke: Study

Latest Heart News MONDAY, Jan. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Two-thirds of stroke survivors who live at home have good mental health, and social support plays an important role, researchers say. The new study included 300 stroke survivors, aged 50 and older, in Canada. Survivors living in long-term care facilities, who tend to have the […]

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Why Your Heart Needs a Good Night’s Sleep

Why Your Heart Needs a Good Night’s Sleep

Latest Heart News MONDAY, Jan. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Six hours: That’s the minimum amount of sleep per night you need to help your heart stay healthy, new research suggests. The study found that chronic lack of sleep and poor sleep quality raise the odds of fatty plaque accumulation in arteries — a condition […]

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3 Conditioning Exercises to Support Your Hips

3 Conditioning Exercises to Support Your Hips

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News TUESDAY, Jan. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — To support your hip joints, you need to strengthen the muscles that support them. This can help prevent or relieve hip pain and guard against injury. Appropriate exercises target muscles of the thighs and the glutes. Here are three […]

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Bribe Yourself to Diet

Bribe Yourself to Diet

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Diet & Weight Management News TUESDAY, Jan. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — For many people struggling with weight, an underlying reason for the excess pounds is the habit of using food to soothe bad feelings and reward good behavior. To lose weight, turn that habit on its ear. Incentives can […]

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How to relieve nerve pain in MS

How to relieve nerve pain in MS

Multiple sclerosis causes many symptoms, including loss of mobility, fatigue, and pain. There are, however, lots of prescribed and natural remedies that can help lessen the impact of the pain. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, often disabling condition that affects the central nervous system. There, it interrupts the flow of neurological signals between the […]

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What are the benefits of quercetin?

What are the benefits of quercetin?

Quercetin is a pigment found in many plants, fruits, and vegetables. It may have some health benefits and help prevent a range of conditions. People can get quercetin through a balanced diet or by taking a supplement. This article details the possible benefits of quercetin. It also looks at the potential side effects. What is […]