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The ‘Choking Game,’ the ‘Bird Box Challenge’: Which Kids Are Most at Risk?

The ‘Choking Game,’ the ‘Bird Box Challenge’: Which Kids Are Most at Risk?

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Healthy Kids News MONDAY, Jan. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The “choking game” — and other clearly ill-advised and dangerous internet challenges — leave many parents wondering what drives teens to take the bait and participate. Now, a new study suggests that an underlying psychological disorder may be one reason […]

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Aspirin vs. Xarelto (rivaroxaban)

Aspirin vs. Xarelto (rivaroxaban)

Aspirin vs. Xarelto: What’s the difference? Aspirin and Xarelto (rivaroxaban) are anticoagulants used to prevent blood clots (antithrombotics). Aspirin is also used to treat fever, pain, and inflammation in the body. Aspirin is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) and Xarelto is an anticoagulant (blood thinner). Brand names for aspirin include Bayer Aspirin, Ecotrin, and E.C. […]

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Aspirin vs. warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven)

Aspirin vs. warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven)

Aspirin vs. warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven) Aspirin and warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven) are used to prevent blood clots. Aspirin is also used to treat fever, pain, and inflammation in the body. Aspirin and warfarin belong to different drug classes. Aspirin is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) and warfarin is an anticoagulant. Brand names for aspirin include Bayer […]

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Snuggling Your Pet Hedgehog May Spread Salmonella, CDC Warns

Snuggling Your Pet Hedgehog May Spread Salmonella, CDC Warns

Latest Infectious Disease News MONDAY, Jan. 28 2019 (HealthDay News) — They’re cute, but cuddling a pet hedgehog could transmit potentially deadly salmonella, U.S. health officials warned Friday. As of Jan. 23, “11 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Typhimurium have been reported from eight states,” according to the U.S. Centers for Disease […]

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Small Fitness Gains Provide Big Heart Disease Protection: Study

Small Fitness Gains Provide Big Heart Disease Protection: Study

Latest Heart News SATURDAY, Jan. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Even a slight improvement in your heart/lung fitness could reduce your risk of a heart attack, a new study reveals. Between 2006 and 2008, researchers assessed the cardiorespiratory (heart/lung) fitness of just over 4,500 men and women in Norway. None had heart disease, high blood […]

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Fun Moves for Better Agility

Fun Moves for Better Agility

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News MONDAY, Jan. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Agility, or the ability to react quickly to change without losing your balance, is an important skill not only for playing sports, but also for everyday living. Strength training helps improve agility, but so do balance and coordination exercises. […]