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Health Tip: Take Breaks to Recharge

Health Tip: Take Breaks to Recharge

(HealthDay News) — Toiling straight through the work day isn’t good for your mind or your body, the American Psychological Association says. Latest Mental Health News The association recommends taking regular breaks to refuel and help alleviate stress. Here are its suggestions for including regular breaks during your day: Take short “microbreaks” by stretching, daydreaming, […]

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Surgery Restores Movement to Kids With Polio-Like Illness

Surgery Restores Movement to Kids With Polio-Like Illness

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Infectious Disease News TUESDAY, Feb. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Kale Hyder was an active teenager and basketball player when a mysterious polio-like illness struck. The 6-foot-2 youth from Davenport, Iowa, woke up with a stiff neck in June 2015 at age 15. Within weeks he was paralyzed from the […]

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Rethinking Blood Pressure Readings

Rethinking Blood Pressure Readings

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest High Blood Pressure News TUESDAY, Feb. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — “140/90” had long been the line in the sand for getting high blood pressure under control. But in 2017, leading medical organizations lowered the definitions of normal, elevated and high blood pressure with the idea that starting treatment at […]

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Psoriasis Meds Might Help Fight Heart Trouble, Too

Psoriasis Meds Might Help Fight Heart Trouble, Too

Latest Heart News TUESDAY, Feb. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Could the inflammation that drives psoriasis and other immune-linked illnesses be a major player in heart disease? In a new study, certain psoriasis drugs appeared to help to keep arteries clear, suggesting such a link. “Classically a heart attack is caused by one of five […]

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You’ve Fainted. How Long Do You Need to Stay in the ER?

You’ve Fainted. How Long Do You Need to Stay in the ER?

Latest Heart News THURSDAY, Jan. 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) — How long patients who faint should be monitored in the emergency department hinges on their risk for serious disease, a new study says. In most cases, fainting is harmless. But some people faint due to serious medical conditions, including an irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia). Because arrhythmias […]

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Making OxyContin ‘Tamper Proof’ Helped Spread Hepatitis C

Making OxyContin ‘Tamper Proof’ Helped Spread Hepatitis C

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Digestion News MONDAY, Feb. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — An effort to make the opioid painkiller OxyContin harder to abuse drove addicted patients to heroin and caused a dramatic increase in hepatitis C, a new study suggests. In a classic case of unintended consequences, Connecticut-based Purdue Pharma reformulated its powerful […]

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Update Dietary Guidelines for a Healthier You

Update Dietary Guidelines for a Healthier You

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Diet & Weight Management News TUESDAY, Feb. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Every five years, the U.S. government updates its dietary guidelines based in part on new research, but always with the goal of disease prevention. The 2015-2020 guidelines stress the need to shift to healthier foods and beverages. Although […]