Yoga Can Soothe Anxious Grade Schoolers

FRIDAY, April 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Yoga at school might work wonders for the younger set, new research suggests. In the study, 52 third-graders who had symptoms of anxiety were randomly assigned to take part in either yoga/mindfulness sessions for eight weeks, or to a control group that received usual care such as counseling…

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Toxins in E-Cigarettes May Vary by Flavor

FRIDAY, April 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The flavor you choose for your e-cigarette liquid may determine how many toxins you inhale, new research suggests. Those toxins — called free radicals — are linked to cancer, heart disease, inflammation and other diseases, the scientists said. In the study, citrus and floral flavors tended to have…

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What You Need to Know About Fever in Adults

FRIDAY, April 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) — When it comes to a fever, what’s true for kids isn’t necessarily so for adults. Even a slight temperature in a child warrants a call to the doctor. That’s not the case, though, for most fevers in most adults. What’s considered a normal temperature varies from one adult…

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Fewer U.S. Kids Are Getting Cavities

FRIDAY, April 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Fewer U.S. kids are plagued by tooth cavities compared to just a few years ago, but income disparities persist, according to a new U.S. government study. Researchers found that in 2015-2016, about 43 percent of children ages 2 to 19 had cavities. That was down from 50 percent…

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Doctors Curbing First-Time Prescriptions for Opioids

THURSDAY, April 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Although the opioid epidemic continues to rage in America, promising new data show that first-time opioid painkiller prescription rates have slowed in recent years. The researchers also discovered that people taking medications called benzodiazepines — used to treat anxiety, panic attacks and mental conditions associated with chronic pain…

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Spring Sneezin' Season Has Sprung

THURSDAY, April 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) — If you suffer from allergies, you already know that pollen is in the air — even in the parts of the United States with unseasonably cool temperatures. So what kind of allergy season can we expect this year? Will we see a return of the pollen vortex? Might…

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Tough Times Can Leave Their Mark on the Older Brain

THURSDAY, April 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Divorce, death in the family, money troubles and serious health problems don’t just stress you out — these negative life events may actually accelerate the aging of your brain, new research suggests. “We used a new algorithm to predict brain aging after horrible life events — like divorce…

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The Traits That Hike High School Dropout Risk

THURSDAY, April 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The reasons students quit high school are complex, but aggression and weak study skills are two key factors, a new study finds. Researchers followed 620 students in Georgia from grades 6 to 12. Teachers completed annual assessments of each student during that time. For students with high levels…

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AHA: Florida Lifeguards Helped Save Man's Life After Cardiac Arrest

THURSDAY, April 12, 2018 (American Heart Association) — For J.R. Bourne, a day at the beach rekindles good and bad memories. It’s the place where the Jacksonville Beach, Florida, resident died and was brought back to life thanks to fast-thinking first responders and an automated external defibrillator. Back in June 2015, then-40-year-old Bourne was playing…

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Philly's Soda Tax Is Working, Study Finds

THURSDAY, April 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Philadelphia’s “soda” tax seems to be getting the results city officials wanted. New research shows that since the city began taxing sodas, energy drinks and other sweetened beverages on Jan. 1, 2017, Philadelphians are about 40 percent less likely than residents of three nearby cities to have a…

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Is Your Waiter Stoned? Study Finds Pot Use Highest Among Restaurant Workers

THURSDAY, April 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A new survey of workers in pot-friendly Colorado finds the food service industry is the most likely to have employees who use marijuana. The study used 2014-2015 survey data involving more than 10,000 adult workers from across Colorado, which is one of 29 states that have legalized marijuana…

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Want to Help Beat Colon Cancer? Live Healthy

THURSDAY, April 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) — More than 1.3 million Americans are diagnosed with colon cancer, but new research suggests that adopting a healthy lifestyle goes a long way toward boosting survival. The study followed nearly 1,000 patients with advanced colon cancer for an average of seven years. It found that people who ate…

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