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A Smooth Move Makes for a Happier Child

A Smooth Move Makes for a Happier Child

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Healthy Kids News THURSDAY, Jan. 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Moving from one community to another can be difficult for everyone in the family, especially if leaving friends and relatives behind. But the problems can be magnified for kids who have to switch middle or high schools. Studies show that, […]

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Deadly Meningitis B Targets College Students

Deadly Meningitis B Targets College Students

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter Latest Infectious Disease News WEDNESDAY, Jan. 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) — College students face a much higher risk for the deadly bacterial infection meningitis B, a new analysis shows. Investigators from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that students who were aged 18 to 24 were 3.5 times […]

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Health Tip: Having Trouble Swallowing?

Health Tip: Having Trouble Swallowing?

(HealthDay News) — A person may be diagnosed with dysphagia when there’s trouble swallowing. Latest Digestion News Difficulty swallowing can be related to a tumor or a nerve system disorder, the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery says. Symptoms may include drooling, a feeling that liquid or pills are sticking to the throat, sensing […]

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Snacking for Diet Success

Snacking for Diet Success

Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Diet & Weight Management News THURSDAY, Jan. 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Restrictive diets are hard to stick with, especially when you must eliminate most of your favorite foods. Research has also found that cutting out a particular food can cause cravings and may lead to overindulgence — and weight regain […]

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Can Herbal Drug Kratom Kill?

Can Herbal Drug Kratom Kill?

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Chronic Pain News WEDNESDAY, Jan. 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The herbal drug kratom, which U.S. drug regulators have said is essentially an opioid, has been linked to some narcotic overdose deaths, but whether it’s dangerous by itself isn’t clear. In a new study, University of Colorado researchers reviewed 15 […]

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New Cholesterol Drug’s High Price May Not Be Worth It: Study

New Cholesterol Drug’s High Price May Not Be Worth It: Study

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Cholesterol News WEDNESDAY, Jan. 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Despite being slashed by half in recent months, the price tag for advanced cholesterol-fighting drugs is still too high to make them cost-effective, a new analysis has concluded. In March, the manufacturer of alirocumab (Praluent) announced that it would cut the […]

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Cholesterol Levels Spike After Christmas

Cholesterol Levels Spike After Christmas

Latest Cholesterol News WEDNESDAY, Jan. 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) — After indulging in big, rich, holiday meals, cholesterol levels go through the roof, Danish researchers report. After Christmas, cholesterol levels jumped 20 percent from summer levels among the 25,000 people studied. Your risk of having high cholesterol becomes six times higher after the Christmas break, […]

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Testicular Cancer a Bigger Threat to Young Men

Testicular Cancer a Bigger Threat to Young Men

Latest Cancer News WEDNESDAY, Jan. 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Testicular cancer occurs most often in young men, and they need to know the signs of the disease, a urologist says. Testicular cancer is relatively rare — about 9,000 new cases will be diagnosed this year in the United States — but it is the […]

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What to know about a stiff neck

What to know about a stiff neck

The neck contains muscles, tendons, ligaments, and bones. These work together to support the head and allow it to move in many directions. The neck may become stiff or painful when overused or injured. A stiff neck often occurs when one of the muscles becomes strained or tense. Stiffness can also develop if one or […]