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Chickenpox Vaccine Shields Kids From Shingles, Too

Chickenpox Vaccine Shields Kids From Shingles, Too

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Healthy Kids News MONDAY, June 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Shingles isn’t usually considered a kids’ disease, but children can get this painful condition. Fortunately, the chickenpox vaccine can also protect them against it, a new study finds. “The virus that causes chickenpox also causes shingles. It’s pretty uncommon in […]

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Health Tip: Symptoms of Meningitis

Health Tip: Symptoms of Meningitis

(HealthDay News) — https://www.medicinenet.com/meningitis/article.htm” rel=”arch” onclick=”wmdTrack(’embd-lnk’);”>Meningitis can kill a person within hours. So knowing its symptoms may be the difference between life and death, says the Meningitis Research Foundation. Latest Infectious Disease News The foundation explains the progression of symptoms: If you suspect meningitis, the foundation warns you to seek immediate medical care. Copyright © […]

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Kroger Recalls Berries Tainted With Hepatitis A

Kroger Recalls Berries Tainted With Hepatitis A

MONDAY, June 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) –The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers that frozen blackberries sold at Kroger stores as “Private Selection,” brand are contaminated with hepatitis A. Latest Digestion News You should not eat these berries, but throw them out, the FDA says. If you have eaten these products, and have […]

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Vitamin D Supplements Don’t Prevent Type 2 Diabetes: Study

Vitamin D Supplements Don’t Prevent Type 2 Diabetes: Study

Latest Diabetes News MONDAY, June 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Vitamin supplements don’t appear to prevent type 2 diabetes in those at highest risk for the disease, a new study finds. Some studies have suggested that low vitamin D levels might increase the odds of developing diabetes and that boosting levels could prevent it, but […]

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What and How You Eat Affects Your Odds for Type 2 Diabetes

What and How You Eat Affects Your Odds for Type 2 Diabetes

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Diabetes News SATURDAY, June 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The kind of foods you eat, and even the order in which you eat them can affect your odds of developing type 2 diabetes, three new studies suggest. The studies — being presented to the American Society for Nutrition — found: […]

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HDL vs. LDL Cholesterol (Differences, Normal Ranges, Meanings)

HDL vs. LDL Cholesterol (Differences, Normal Ranges, Meanings)

What is HDL (the “good”) cholesterol? What is LDL (the “bad) cholesterol? Cholesterol is a fat-like (lipid-like) substance that your body uses as a building block to produce hormones, vitamin D, and digestive juices that help you break down fats in your diet. HDL (high-density lipoprotein, or “good” cholesterol) and LDL (low-density lipoprotein, or “bad” […]