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What Makes for a Good Nursing Home?

What Makes for a Good Nursing Home?

Latest Senior Health News TUESDAY, Jan. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Families of nursing home residents are more likely to be satisfied with facilities that have higher staffing levels and are nonprofits, a new study finds. “The findings show that facility-level factors associated with higher family satisfaction are rather similar to the ones we already […]

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Space Travel Won’t Turn Germs Into Superbugs

Space Travel Won’t Turn Germs Into Superbugs

Latest Infectious Disease News TUESDAY, Jan. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Despite the terrifying plot lines of many a sci-fi film, there’s no need to worry that germs in space might transform into ferocious, malevolent microbes that threaten the human race. Quite the opposite, new research reveals. The harsh conditions of galactic travel don’t trigger […]

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Hearing Aid Upkeep Often Out of Reach for the Poor

Hearing Aid Upkeep Often Out of Reach for the Poor

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter Latest Hearing News TUESDAY, Jan. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — If you’re poor, you’ll likely have less success with your hearing aid, a new study finds. A survey of more than 1,100 Medicare recipients with hearing aids found that 27 percent of low-income users still had a lot of trouble hearing. […]

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Take a Stand Against Too Much Sitting at Work

Take a Stand Against Too Much Sitting at Work

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News WEDNESDAY, Jan. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) — We know that the amount of sitting Americans do is now considered a health threat. Researchers estimate that the average adult spends more than 8 hours a day being sedentary, and it’s not just all that time spent in […]

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Diet Soda Linked to Risk for Diabetic Blindness

Diet Soda Linked to Risk for Diabetic Blindness

WebMD Health News Jan. 8, 2019 — Drinking diet soda may raise the risk for a severe type of diabetic eye disease that can lead to blindness, a new study says. Latest Diabetes News The study, published in Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, is the first to evaluate the link between soft drinks and what’s called […]

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Getting Flu Shot During Hospital Stay Is a Safe Bet

Getting Flu Shot During Hospital Stay Is a Safe Bet

Latest Cold and Flu News WEDNESDAY, Jan. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Many doctors may worry about giving their hospital patients a flu shot, but a new study suggests they can relax. “We know rates of inpatient flu vaccination are low, often due to physician concerns that the vaccine could complicate healing or delay hospital […]

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U.S. Cancer Deaths Continue to Decline

U.S. Cancer Deaths Continue to Decline

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News TUESDAY, Jan. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Over the past 25 years, the number of Americans who have died from cancer has dropped dramatically, though racial and economic disparities persist, a new study reveals. Between 1991 and 2016, deaths from cancer dropped 27 percent. In real numbers, that’s […]

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Too Few Women Are Getting Cervical Cancer Screening

Too Few Women Are Getting Cervical Cancer Screening

Latest Cancer News TUESDAY, Jan. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The number of women in the United States who are getting the recommended screenings for cervical cancer is “unacceptably low,” researchers say. In 2016, just over half of U.S. women aged 21 to 29 and less than two-thirds of women aged 30 to 65 were […]

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Friends’ Vaping Could Pose Danger to Kids With Asthma

Friends’ Vaping Could Pose Danger to Kids With Asthma

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Asthma News WEDNESDAY, Jan. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Add another danger that e-cigarettes pose to teenagers: A new study finds secondhand exposure to vaping may raise the chances of asthma attacks in adolescents with the respiratory condition. Middle school and high school students with asthma were 27 percent more […]