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How to Protect Your Child From Choking

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Healthy Kids News MONDAY, May 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Eating solid foods is a milestone in your child’s life. With the right precautions to reduce the risk of choking, you can make this a safe transition. Teach children to sit up straight from the earliest age. Always supervise mealtime. […]

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Congo Ebola Outbreak Death Toll Surpasses 1,000

Congo Ebola Outbreak Death Toll Surpasses 1,000

The death toll in the Ebola outbreak in eastern Congo now stands at 1,008, the country’s health minister reported. Latest Infectious Disease News The outbreak was declared nearly nine months ago and is the second deadliest outbreak of the virus, the Associated Press reported Friday. The deadliest outbreak occurred in 2014-16 in West Africa, killing […]

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New Theory Sheds Light on Leonardo da Vinci’s Artistic Decline

New Theory Sheds Light on Leonardo da Vinci’s Artistic Decline

Latest Heart News SATURDAY, May 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A fainting-related fall that caused nerve damage in his right hand could explain why Leonardo da Vinci’s painting skills declined later in life, a new paper suggests. The report, published as the world marks the 500th anniversary of the artist’s death, contradicts the common belief […]

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Health Tip: Reduce Excess Gas

Health Tip: Reduce Excess Gas

(HealthDay News) — Gas is air in the digestive tract, says the U.S. National Institutes of Health. Swallowing less air is a key way help reduce symptoms. Latest Digestion News For other ways to reduce excess gas, the NIH suggests: Copyright © 2019 HealthDay. All rights reserved.

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Breast Surgeons’ Group Issues New Mammogram Guidelines

Breast Surgeons’ Group Issues New Mammogram Guidelines

Latest Cancer News FRIDAY, May 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The largest organization representing U.S. breast surgeons is issuing new screening guidelines, advising women at average risk to begin annual mammograms at age 40. Those guidelines differ from advisories from the influential U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), which moved first mammogram screening from 40 […]

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Could Common Heart Meds Lower Prostate Cancer Risk?

Could Common Heart Meds Lower Prostate Cancer Risk?

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News FRIDAY, May 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Good news for men: That blood pressure medication you’re taking might be doing double duty, helping reduce your risk of developing prostate cancer, a new study shows. Researchers found that a beta blocker called atenolol cut men’s risk of intermediate-grade prostate […]