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Possible Parkinson’s ‘Pandemic’ Looms: Report

Possible Parkinson’s ‘Pandemic’ Looms: Report

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Neurology News TUESDAY, Feb. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The number of people living with Parkinson’s disease worldwide could double in the next two decades, experts project. In a report warning of a possible Parkinson’s “pandemic,” researchers say the stage is set for cases to surge to 12 million or […]

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Codeine: An Opioid Threat to Kids

Codeine: An Opioid Threat to Kids

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Healthy Kids News TUESDAY, Feb. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Codeine is one of the drugs at the center of the opioid epidemic affecting adults and teens across the United States. There are also concerns about its effects on very young children — not addiction, but life-threatening events and deaths […]

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Keep Your Kids Safe From Burns

Keep Your Kids Safe From Burns

Latest Healthy Kids News SUNDAY, Feb. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — An average of two children die from burns and more than 300 are treated for such injuries in U.S. emergency departments every day, a burn expert says. Burns are one of the leading causes of death and injury in the United States, and children […]

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Kid-Friendly Food Swaps Everyone Will Love

Kid-Friendly Food Swaps Everyone Will Love

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Healthy Kids News MONDAY, Feb. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Is the dinner table a battleground at your house? Getting your kids to eat better doesn’t have to cause a fight if you follow these fast and easy strategies to enhance dishes that they already know and love. In some […]

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Chronic Wasting Disease Found in Deer in 24 States

Chronic Wasting Disease Found in Deer in 24 States

Chronic wasting disease has been found in wild deer, elk and moose in 24 states, and hunters should avoid handling or eating potentially infected meat, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned. Latest Infectious Disease News The agency said that animals with the disease — which affects the central nervous system — can […]

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Exercises to Build Your Upper Body Strength

Exercises to Build Your Upper Body Strength

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News TUESDAY, Feb. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Upper body strength is important at every age, but you don’t need to be a bodybuilder to benefit from working your pectoral, or chest, muscles. For a study sponsored by the American Council on Exercise, scientists from the University […]

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Will Sugar Substitutes Help You Lose Weight?

Will Sugar Substitutes Help You Lose Weight?

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Diet & Weight Management News MONDAY, Feb. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The term “sugar substitutes” is a catch-all that covers a wide range of alternatives, starting with those little pink, blue and yellow packets. But their value as a health or diet aid is still uncertain. A research review […]

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Health Tip: Eat Less Saturated Fat

Health Tip: Eat Less Saturated Fat

(HealthDay News) — The American Heart Association recommends reducing saturated fat to no more than 6 percent of total daily calories for people who need to lower “bad” cholesterol. Latest Cholesterol News The AHA suggests how to limit saturated fat: Eat more fruit, vegetables, whole grains, low-fat dairy products, poultry, fish and nuts. Limit red […]