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Health Tip: Recognizing Heat Exhaustion

Health Tip: Recognizing Heat Exhaustion

(HealthDay News) — During very hot weather, the body’s ability to cool itself down is compromised, says the U.S. National Weather Service. Latest Prevention & Wellness News Few Deaths Tied to Dirty Air, But Threats Persist Health Tip: Which Foods to Wash Health Tip: Avoid Distracted Driving California Bill to Tighten Vaccine Exemptions Health Tip: […]

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Obesity May Boost Odds for MS in Kids

Obesity May Boost Odds for MS in Kids

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Neurology News TUESDAY, July 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Obese children may be twice as likely to develop multiple sclerosis, a new study suggests. And once obese children are diagnosed, they tend to have a poorer response to their initial treatment than average-weight kids do. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a […]

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Health Tip: Relaxation Techniques for Stress

Health Tip: Relaxation Techniques for Stress

(HealthDay News) — Stress is a normal physical and emotional reaction to changes in life. However, long-term stress can contribute to digestive issues, headaches, sleep disorders and other health problems. Latest Mental Health News Relaxation techniques can help release tension and counteract stress, says the U.S. National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH). These […]

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Too Much Smartphone Time May Invite Host of Health Woes

Too Much Smartphone Time May Invite Host of Health Woes

By Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter Latest Mental Health News TUESDAY, July 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — With most people never far from their cellphones, new research on college students finds that “problematic” use is tied to a variety of mental health problems, as well as lower grades and more sexual partners. The study, which surveyed more […]

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Controversial Suicide Scene Removed From ’13 Reasons Why’

Controversial Suicide Scene Removed From ’13 Reasons Why’

WEDNESDAY, July 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A controversial suicide scene has been removed from the season one finale of the show “13 Reasons Why,” Netflix says. Latest Mental Health News The scene in the episode that originally premiered two years ago showed character Hannah cutting her wrist with a razor blade before bleeding out […]

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Steroid Drug Withdrawal

Steroid Drug Withdrawal

Discontinuing steroids Over the years, researchers began to learn why some patients develop symptoms of decreased adrenal function, while others never do. The production of corticosteroids is controlled by a “feedback mechanism,” involving the adrenal glands, the pituitary gland, and brain, known as the “Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis” (HPAA). The continuous administration of corticosteroids inhibits this mechanism, […]

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Growers Express Expands Recall of Fresh Vegetable Products

Growers Express Expands Recall of Fresh Vegetable Products

WEDNESDAY, July 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A recall of fresh vegetable products that may be contaminated with listeria has been expanded, Growers Express says. Latest Infectious Disease News The recall now also includes: 2-lb packages of Green Giant fresh Brussels sprouts with a pack data of 6/28/2019, Big Y; 3-lb packages of Growers Express […]

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Disinfectants Can’t Stop This Dangerous Hospital Germ

Disinfectants Can’t Stop This Dangerous Hospital Germ

Latest Infectious Disease News TUESDAY, July 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Standard decontamination methods may not be enough to stop a dangerous hospital bug, known as Clostridium difficile. In a new study, researchers followed recommended procedures but found that surgical gowns, stainless steel surfaces and vinyl floors in hospitals were still contaminated with the C. […]

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How to Lower Triglycerides Naturally

How to Lower Triglycerides Naturally

What are triglycerides? Triglycerides are particles in the blood that transport fat. They come from excess sugar (refined carbohydrate) and fat intake in the diet and can also be made in the liver. Triglycerides are converted into energy in the body; for example, to fuel muscles. If people don’t use their muscles after eating, the […]

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Exercises to Head Off a Painful Rotator Cuff Injury

Exercises to Head Off a Painful Rotator Cuff Injury

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News WEDNESDAY, July 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The rotator cuff refers to a group of four distinct muscles and tendons that connect to each shoulder and stabilize the humerus, the upper arm bone. These muscles are engaged when you move your shoulder, and work together to […]