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People With Movement Disorders May Become Immune to Botox Therapy

People With Movement Disorders May Become Immune to Botox Therapy

Latest Neurology News FRIDAY, Dec. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Some people who receive botulinum toxin injections for disorders that cause muscle tightness and contractions develop resistance to the treatment, researchers say. The new study included nearly 600 patients with dystonia or spasticity who had been receiving botulinum toxin type A (commonly known as “Botox“) […]

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Dial Down the Stress

Dial Down the Stress

Latest Mental Health News FRIDAY, Dec. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Stress and uncertainty plague many Americans, but there are a number of steps you can take to cope, a psychiatrist suggests. “In this day and age of ‘digital’ perfection, the stress of daily living can take a toll on our health, causing anxiety and […]

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Foods That Can Lead to Obesity in Kids

Foods That Can Lead to Obesity in Kids

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Healthy Kids News MONDAY, Dec. 31, 2018 (HealthDay News) — When it comes to so-called good foods and bad foods, it’s pretty easy to separate a green salad from a piece of pie. But some healthy foods can become less beneficial for you simply because of the way you cook […]

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Opioid Overdose Deaths Triple Among Teens, Kids

Opioid Overdose Deaths Triple Among Teens, Kids

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Healthy Kids News FRIDAY, Dec. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) — In the past two decades, opioid overdose death rates among U.S. kids and teens have tripled, a new study shows. Young children have either died from accidental ingestion of narcotics or from intentional poisoning. Meanwhile, teens have died from unintentional […]

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Could a Little Drinking Help Those With Heart Failure?

Could a Little Drinking Help Those With Heart Failure?

Latest Heart News FRIDAY, Dec. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A new study suggests that an occasional drink won’t harm, and might even help seniors with heart failure. Heart failure patients who drank in moderation — a drink a day for women, two for men — had an average survival that was a year longer […]

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Alcohol May Be Sabotaging Your Diet

Alcohol May Be Sabotaging Your Diet

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Diet & Weight Management News MONDAY, Dec. 31, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Alcohol. It’s a fixture at New Year’s parties, but it’s also is a calorie guzzler — one drink can eat up 10 percent or more of a dieter’s daily allotment, depending on how fanciful the beverage is. And […]

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Can You Predict Your Common Cold Risk?

Can You Predict Your Common Cold Risk?

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Cold and Flu News FRIDAY, Dec. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) — How highly you rate your health could predict how likely you are to catch a cold — and, even more important, how healthy you’ll be in later years. Scientists at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh asked 360 healthy adults […]

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Health Tip: What is Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy?

Health Tip: What is Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy?

(HealthDay News) — PRP (platelet-rich plasma) therapy is a relatively new treatment for pain, the American Association of Orthopaedic Medicine says. Latest Chronic Pain News It has shown promise, the association says, for treating ailments including osteoarthritis of the knee, shoulder, hip and spine; rotator cuff tears; chronic plantar fasciitis; and anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) […]

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Advice for Battling Opioid Addiction

Advice for Battling Opioid Addiction

Latest Chronic Pain News SATURDAY, Dec. 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) — As the United States continues to struggle with its unprecedented opioid crisis, an expert says all Americans need to take action to prevent addiction and help those in need. There were an estimated 72,000 drug overdose deaths in the United States in 2017, according […]