Summer Camp Bummer: Smartphones, Not Bugs

SATURDAY, May 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Along with flashlights, sleeping bags and bug repellent, many kids will take a smartphone to camp this summer. But this could ruin their camp experience, a new study suggests. Researchers surveyed 620 camp directors, nurses and other staff members at 331 camps in the United States and Canada.…

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Start Exercising to Cut Your Heart Failure Risk

FRIDAY, May 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Attention, middle-age couch potatoes: There’s still time to lower your risk of heart failure, a condition affecting more than 5 million Americans. Getting the recommended 150 minutes a week of moderate physical activity can reduce your risk in just six years, according to new research from Johns Hopkins…

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AHA: Mother of Three Didn't Know What a Stroke Was — 'Til She Had One

FRIDAY, May 18, 2018 (American Heart Association) — On the morning of Dec. 24, 2016, Maria Juarez awoke in her San Antonio home with a bad headache. She also noticed something wrong with her hearing — she thought water from the previous night’s shower had lodged in her ear. She proceeded to make breakfast for…

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AHA: The Link Between HIV and High Blood Pressure

FRIDAY, May 18, 2018 (American Heart Association) — People with HIV are more likely than people without the virus to have high blood pressure, in part because of treatments and repercussions of the condition itself, a new review of research shows. Learning more about the underlying mechanisms of high blood pressure in people with HIV…

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'Low-Alcohol' Booze Labels May Backfire

FRIDAY, May 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Marketing “light” beer and wine could backfire, increasing the total amount that someone drinks, a new British study warns. “Labeling lower strength alcohol may sound like a good idea if it encourages people to switch drinks, but our study suggests it may paradoxically encourage people to drink more,”…

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Boys' Early Pot Use Linked to Adult Drug Abuse

FRIDAY, May 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Boys who start smoking pot before they are 15 years old are more likely to have a drug problem when they’re adults than those who don’t start until they are a few years older. That’s the assessment of new research from the University of Montreal. For the study,…

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Some Women Have Regrets After Freezing Eggs for Later Pregnancy

FRIDAY, May 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Women who want to delay childbearing increasingly opt to freeze their eggs for future use. But some later regret the decision, new research reveals. As the procedure — called elective oocyte cryopreservation — becomes more accessible across the United States, the finding suggests women should not bank their…

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Chiropractic Has Role to Play in Easing Lower Back Pain: Study

FRIDAY, May 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Chiropractic care can help ease low back pain when added to a comprehensive treatment plan, a new clinical trial has found. Active-duty military personnel reported having fewer back problems when they visited a chiropractor along with receiving usual medical care, the researchers said. “This study provides the strongest…

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Dilemma for Cancer Patients as Life-Saving Meds Are Tied to Vision Loss

FRIDAY, May 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A newer type of cancer treatment may offer the chance of longer survival, but the drugs could also trigger new side effects, such as vision problems. New research reports on three cases of a potentially vision-threatening eye condition called uveal effusion that patients developed after taking cancer immunotherapy.…

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When Temperatures Fall, Heart Attack Risk May Rise

FRIDAY, May 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Colder weather may raise the risk for a heart attack, a preliminary study suggests. Researchers in Taiwan found that heart attack rates fluctuated seasonally, with more occurring in winter than summer. When the temperature fell below 59 degrees Fahrenheit, heart attacks increased dramatically, the study authors said. “When…

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Conception Tougher for Couples When Male Partner Is Depressed

FRIDAY, May 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Depression in the man may reduce the chances that a couple struggling with infertility will ultimately conceive, new research suggests. Depression among women was not linked to lower conception rates, the study authors said. But women being treated for infertility who also took a type of antidepressant known…

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Tasty, Healthy Alternatives to Sandwich Bread

FRIDAY, May 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Sandwiches make convenient lunches, but those two slices of bread can really eat into your day’s calorie allotment. What’s more, typical white bread doesn’t provide much in the way of nutrients. If you’re trying to cut down on carbs, go gluten-free, or simply reduce your intake of refined…

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