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FDA to Resume Inspections of Riskier Foods

FDA to Resume Inspections of Riskier Foods

Routine inspections of riskier foods will resume as early as Tuesday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. There was a brief halt in inspections of foods such as produce, infant formula and cheeses due to the partial government shutdown, the Associated Press reported. Latest Prevention & Wellness News The FDA is bringing back about […]

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Calling All Blood Donors

Calling All Blood Donors

Latest Prevention & Wellness News MONDAY, Jan. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The holidays, winter weather and the flu season have all prompted a blood shortage, the American Red Cross warns. The organization said Monday it had about 27,000 fewer blood and platelet donations than needed over Christmas and New Year’s. People nationwide, especially those […]

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1-800-662-HELP: Too Few Opioid Users Aware of Lifesaving Helpline

1-800-662-HELP: Too Few Opioid Users Aware of Lifesaving Helpline

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Prevention & Wellness News MONDAY, Jan. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Millions of Americans are living with drug addiction, but a free, national hotline that offers help is underused because most don’t know about it, new research finds. After the popular singer Demi Lovato was hospitalized in July, researchers found […]

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More Evidence Pot May Damage the Teen Brain

More Evidence Pot May Damage the Teen Brain

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Mental Health News MONDAY, Jan. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Smoking just a couple of joints may cause significant changes in a teenager’s brain structure, a new study has found. Brain scans show that some adolescents who’ve tried marijuana just a couple of times exhibit significant increases in the volume […]

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Junk Food Ads Target Minority Kids: Study

Junk Food Ads Target Minority Kids: Study

Latest Healthy Kids News TUESDAY, Jan. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Nearly all TV food ads aimed at Hispanic and black children in the United States are for unhealthy products, a new report claims. In 2017, black teens saw more than twice as many ads for unhealthy food products as white teens, researchers found. “Food […]

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Health Tip: Understanding a Heart Murmur

Health Tip: Understanding a Heart Murmur

(HealthDay News) — An “innocent” heart murmur is a non-dangerous series of sounds made by the heart as it pumps blood through the organ’s chambers and valves, the American Heart Association says. Latest Healthy Kids News The condition is common among children, and it may disappear and reappear when they are excited or scared, the […]

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Nature or Nurture? Twins Study Helps Sort Out Genes’ Role in Disease

Nature or Nurture? Twins Study Helps Sort Out Genes’ Role in Disease

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Healthy Kids News MONDAY, Jan. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Two of every five common diseases are at least partially influenced by a person’s genetics, the largest U.S. study of twins ever conducted finds. Nearly 40 percent of 560 different diseases have a genetic component, while 25 percent are driven […]

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Social Support Key to Good Mental Health After Stroke: Study

Social Support Key to Good Mental Health After Stroke: Study

Latest Heart News MONDAY, Jan. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Two-thirds of stroke survivors who live at home have good mental health, and social support plays an important role, researchers say. The new study included 300 stroke survivors, aged 50 and older, in Canada. Survivors living in long-term care facilities, who tend to have the […]

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Why Your Heart Needs a Good Night’s Sleep

Why Your Heart Needs a Good Night’s Sleep

Latest Heart News MONDAY, Jan. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Six hours: That’s the minimum amount of sleep per night you need to help your heart stay healthy, new research suggests. The study found that chronic lack of sleep and poor sleep quality raise the odds of fatty plaque accumulation in arteries — a condition […]