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Parents, Throw the Garden at Your Picky Eater

Parents, Throw the Garden at Your Picky Eater

Latest Healthy Kids News THURSDAY, Sept. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — When it comes to convincing your kids that vegetables taste good, variety might be the key to success. New research suggests that offering children more than one type of vegetable may improve the chances that they’ll eat a greater amount. The study included 32 […]

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Intense Gaming Can Trigger Irregular Heartbeat, Fainting in Some Players

Intense Gaming Can Trigger Irregular Heartbeat, Fainting in Some Players

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Healthy Kids News WEDNESDAY, Sept. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Video games that guarantee heart-stopping action might come dangerously close to fulfilling that promise in some players. A handful of video gamers have passed out when intense sessions caused their heartbeat to lapse into an irregular rhythm known as an […]

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Gas Explosion at Russian Lab Stockpiling Smallpox, Anthrax, Ebola

Gas Explosion at Russian Lab Stockpiling Smallpox, Anthrax, Ebola

By Peter Schelden on 09/19/2019 2:47 PM Latest Infectious Disease News Source: MedicineNet Health News A building inside a major bioresearch laboratory in Russia exploded Monday, breaking windows and hospitalizing one worker with burns, according to various news reports. The gas explosion about 12 miles from Novosibirsk occurred in a cleaning area of the 5th […]

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Tiny Genetic Tweak May Stop Ebola Virus in Its Tracks

Tiny Genetic Tweak May Stop Ebola Virus in Its Tracks

Latest Infectious Disease News WEDNESDAY, Sept. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) — New experiments in monkeys suggest that one slight alteration to the DNA of the Ebola virus might render it harmless to humans. Changing just a single protein appears to activate the body’s immune system to fight off the deadly infection, researchers report. The mutated […]

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Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV)

Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV)

Epstein-Barr virus infection facts EBV can cause mouth sores. The Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is a herpes virus that is found worldwide and is a common cause of viral pharyngitis (infectious mononucleosis). The cause of an Epstein-Barr infection (mononucleosis) is EBV; risk factors include intimate contacts with body secretions (especially saliva) and objects that may be […]

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All-in-One Pill Helps Protect Heart

All-in-One Pill Helps Protect Heart

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Heart News WEDNESDAY, Sept. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Could popping just one pill a day keep your heart and blood vessels humming along for years to come? Possibly. Researchers just tested a combo pill containing low doses of two blood pressure medications, a statin and a medication that keeps […]

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Opioid Epidemic Tied to Doubling of Dangerous Heart Infections

Opioid Epidemic Tied to Doubling of Dangerous Heart Infections

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Heart News WEDNESDAY, Sept. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Addiction and overdose deaths aren’t the only consequence of America’s opioid epidemic. Cases of a potentially deadly heart infection have risen alarmingly, too, a new study finds. This bacterial infection, called infective endocarditis, often affects young, poor white men who share […]

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Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis facts Plantar fasciitis, or foot ligament inflammation, can be painful. Plantar fasciitis (inflammation to the plantar fascia ligament) is most commonly caused by strain injury causing micro tears to the ligament as it attaches to the heel bone or other areas of tightness on the sole of the foot. The plantar fascia is […]