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Will Cutting Out Booze for ‘Dry January’ Help Your Health?

Will Cutting Out Booze for ‘Dry January’ Help Your Health?

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Prevention & Wellness News THURSDAY, Jan. 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) — “Dry January” is the self-improvement meme of the moment, with people around the world pledging to take a break from alcohol this month. “Basically, it’s a New Year’s resolution,” said Dr. Scott Krakower, assistant unit chief of psychiatry at […]

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Health Tip: Risk Factors for Depression After Pregnancy

Health Tip: Risk Factors for Depression After Pregnancy

(HealthDay News) — Some women react to the experience of pregnancy and childbirth with sadness, fear, anxiety and procrastination, the American Academy of Pediatrics says. Latest Pregnancy News The academy mentions these risk factors for developing depression during and after pregnancy: Hormonal changes. Personal or family history of depression. Feeling a lack of support from […]

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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 […]