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Are Workers Who Sing Together Happier Employees?

Are Workers Who Sing Together Happier Employees?

Latest Mental Health News WEDNESDAY, Jan. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) — It’s a novel idea, but joining a choir at work might lower your stress levels while on the job, a new British study suggests. It included 58 people who were part of workplace choirs in different organizations. They completed questionnaires that assessed their work-related […]

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Health Tip: Understanding Ingrown Hairs

Health Tip: Understanding Ingrown Hairs

(HealthDay News) — An ingrown hair occurs when a strand of hair grows back into the skin, usually after shaving, waxing or tweezing. Latest Skin News Symptoms of ingrown hair, according to the Cleveland Clinic, include: Skin irritation Small bumps with hairs in the middle on the face and neck Pain Itching In a condition […]

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What Makes for a Good Nursing Home?

What Makes for a Good Nursing Home?

Latest Senior Health News TUESDAY, Jan. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Families of nursing home residents are more likely to be satisfied with facilities that have higher staffing levels and are nonprofits, a new study finds. “The findings show that facility-level factors associated with higher family satisfaction are rather similar to the ones we already […]

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Space Travel Won’t Turn Germs Into Superbugs

Space Travel Won’t Turn Germs Into Superbugs

Latest Infectious Disease News TUESDAY, Jan. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Despite the terrifying plot lines of many a sci-fi film, there’s no need to worry that germs in space might transform into ferocious, malevolent microbes that threaten the human race. Quite the opposite, new research reveals. The harsh conditions of galactic travel don’t trigger […]

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Hearing Aid Upkeep Often Out of Reach for the Poor

Hearing Aid Upkeep Often Out of Reach for the Poor

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter Latest Hearing News TUESDAY, Jan. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — If you’re poor, you’ll likely have less success with your hearing aid, a new study finds. A survey of more than 1,100 Medicare recipients with hearing aids found that 27 percent of low-income users still had a lot of trouble hearing. […]

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Take a Stand Against Too Much Sitting at Work

Take a Stand Against Too Much Sitting at Work

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News WEDNESDAY, Jan. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) — We know that the amount of sitting Americans do is now considered a health threat. Researchers estimate that the average adult spends more than 8 hours a day being sedentary, and it’s not just all that time spent in […]

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Diet Soda Linked to Risk for Diabetic Blindness

Diet Soda Linked to Risk for Diabetic Blindness

WebMD Health News Jan. 8, 2019 — Drinking diet soda may raise the risk for a severe type of diabetic eye disease that can lead to blindness, a new study says. Latest Diabetes News The study, published in Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, is the first to evaluate the link between soft drinks and what’s called […]

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Getting Flu Shot During Hospital Stay Is a Safe Bet

Getting Flu Shot During Hospital Stay Is a Safe Bet

Latest Cold and Flu News WEDNESDAY, Jan. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Many doctors may worry about giving their hospital patients a flu shot, but a new study suggests they can relax. “We know rates of inpatient flu vaccination are low, often due to physician concerns that the vaccine could complicate healing or delay hospital […]

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U.S. Cancer Deaths Continue to Decline

U.S. Cancer Deaths Continue to Decline

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News TUESDAY, Jan. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Over the past 25 years, the number of Americans who have died from cancer has dropped dramatically, though racial and economic disparities persist, a new study reveals. Between 1991 and 2016, deaths from cancer dropped 27 percent. In real numbers, that’s […]