Healthy Eating May Protect Her Hearing

MONDAY, May 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A healthy diet may reduce a woman’s risk of hearing loss, a new study finds. “We observed that those following an overall healthy diet had a lower risk of moderate or worse hearing loss,” said study first author Dr. Sharon Curhan, of Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.…

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Some Great 50-Calorie Food Choices

MONDAY, May 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Tired of munching on carrot and celery sticks to stay on the diet track when your stomach starts growling? There are many options for nutritious and filling foods that contain just 50 calories. And yes, you’ll get the most bang for your calorie buck with vegetables, but there…

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Expert Pointers for Avoiding Basketball Injuries

SUNDAY, May 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Basketball provides a great full-body workout. But there are steps you should take to reduce your risk of knee, ankle and foot injuries, an orthopedic specialist says. In 2016, more than 60,500 people were treated for basketball-related foot injuries in U.S. emergency departments, doctors’ offices and clinics. More…

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How to Do a Self-Check for Skin Cancer

SATURDAY, May 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Learning how to do a skin self-exam could save your life. “Skin cancer is one of the few cancers you can see with the naked eye,” said Dr. Ali Hendi, an assistant clinical professor of dermatology at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, D.C. “Yet sadly, many people…

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Are Yawns Really Contagious?

FRIDAY, May 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) — We’ve all “caught” yawning from other people, but why that happens is unclear, according to a psychologist who has researched the behavior. “In short, we don’t know why yawns are contagious,” said Meredith Williamson, a clinical assistant professor at Texas A&M College of Medicine. “Researchers used to think…

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Obesity May Offer Some Protection When Severe Infection Strikes

FRIDAY, May 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Obesity brings with it many health ills, but there could be one silver lining, new research shows. If you’re in the hospital suffering from an infectious disease, you’re half as likely to die if you’re overweight or obese, Danish researchers report. For the study, Sigrid Gribsholt, from Aarhus…

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AHA: Aspirin May Help Some Pregnant Women Avoid Preeclampsia

FRIDAY, May 25, 2018 (American Heart Association) — A daily dose of aspirin could help pregnant women in the first stage of high blood pressure avoid a condition that puts both mother and baby in danger, according to a new study. New guidelines lowering the threshold for what defines high blood pressure pose a quandary…

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Little Follow-Up for Many Concussion Patients

FRIDAY, May 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Although millions of Americans suffer concussions each year, many aren’t given information about traumatic brain injury or follow-up care, a new study finds. “The lack of follow-up after a concussion is concerning because these patients can suffer adverse and debilitating effects for a very long time,” said study…

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Here Comes the Sun, and Kid Sun Safety

FRIDAY, May 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Summer sun brings childhood fun, but experts warn it also brings skin cancer dangers, even for kids. “Don’t assume children cannot get skin cancer because of their age,” said Dr. Alberto Pappo, director of the solid tumor division at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. “Unlike…

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Are You Ignoring Endometriosis?

FRIDAY, May 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Endometriosis is a painful condition affecting many women, yet often years pass before it’s diagnosed. Tissue that normally lines the inside of the uterus starts growing outside it, often affecting the ovaries, the bowel or tissue lining your pelvis. Cysts or scar tissue can form. Beyond intense physical…

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Coal Miners Face Growing Wave of Black Lung Disease

FRIDAY, May 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The deadliest form of black lung disease is on the rise among American coal miners, a new study finds. Increases in cases of progressive massive fibrosis (PMF) are occurring despite measures to control coal dust that were put into place decades ago. The finding stems from an analysis…

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