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Common Household Chemicals Harm Sperm in Both Men and Dogs

Common Household Chemicals Harm Sperm in Both Men and Dogs

Latest Sexual Health News TUESDAY, March 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Two chemicals found in household products and food could harm male fertility in both dogs and people, U.K. researchers say. The chemicals are the plasticizer DEHP — used in products such as carpets, flooring, upholstery, clothes, wires and toys — and the industrial chemical […]

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Health Tip: Snake Bite First-Aid

Health Tip: Snake Bite First-Aid

(HealthDay News) — About 8,000 of the 45,000 snake bites in the United States each year are caused by venomous snakes. But most traditional first-aid methods do more harm than good, the World Health Organization says. Latest Prevention & Wellness News WHO recommends: Reassure the victim, if he or she is anxious. Immobilize the person’s […]

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Healthy Diet Might Not Lower Dementia Risk

Healthy Diet Might Not Lower Dementia Risk

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Alzheimer’s News TUESDAY, March 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A long-running study questions the conventional wisdom that a healthy diet may help ward off dementia. European researchers followed more than 8,200 middle-aged adults for 25 years — looking at whether diet habits swayed the odds of being diagnosed with dementia. […]

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Dementia May Strike Differently, Depending on Race

Dementia May Strike Differently, Depending on Race

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Alzheimer’s News TUESDAY, March 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Dementia appears to strike people of different races in different ways, brain autopsies have revealed. Hispanic and black people are more likely to suffer from dementia that’s caused in part by micro-strokes or hardening of the arteries that serve the brain, […]

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Napping may be as good as drugs for lowering blood pressure

Napping may be as good as drugs for lowering blood pressure

A midday nap may be just what you need, not just to boost your energy levels but also to lower high blood pressure. This, at least, is what new research from Greece suggests. Napping could effectively help lower your blood pressure, new findings reveal. When the afternoon slump hits in the middle of a busy […]

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When Can Kids Return to Play After a Concussion?

When Can Kids Return to Play After a Concussion?

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Neurology News WEDNESDAY, March 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Though coaches and parents are more alert to the need for emergency attention after young athletes suffer a concussion, many may not realize how long symptoms and other effects can linger. A study in JAMA Pediatrics found that 31 percent of […]

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Why Watch Sports? Fans Get a Self-Esteem Boost, Study Finds

Why Watch Sports? Fans Get a Self-Esteem Boost, Study Finds

Latest Mental Health News TUESDAY, March 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — When your favorite college team wins the big game, it can boost your self-esteem for days — especially if you watch the game with others, a new study suggests. Researchers assessed 174 students from Ohio State (OSU) and Michigan State (MSU) universities before and […]

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ADHD Meds Safe With Epilepsy, Study Finds

ADHD Meds Safe With Epilepsy, Study Finds

Latest Mental Health News TUESDAY, March 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) often occurs in people with epilepsy. Now, new research provides reassurance that taking ADHD medications won’t raise their risk of seizures. For the study, researchers analyzed data from thousands of epilepsy patients in Sweden. Taking ADHD medications such as Ritalin (methylphenidate), […]

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Many Heroin Users Unprepared for Fentanyl OD

Many Heroin Users Unprepared for Fentanyl OD

Latest Mental Health News TUESDAY, March 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Though they know that nearly all heroin is laced with the dangerous synthetic opioid fentanyl, many Baltimore users aren’t prepared to prevent or treat fentanyl-related overdoses, a new study finds. Baltimore has a thriving heroin trade and 1,000 opioid overdose deaths a year. The […]