School Nurses at Ground Zero for Food Allergies

TUESDAY, March 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Food allergies are common among American kids, with nearly one-third of U.S. school nurses reporting at least one severe reaction to food among their students in the last school year, a new survey finds. But the survey, of more than 200 school nurses nationwide, also uncovered some good…

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Are Pricey Orthotic Insoles Worth It for Heel Pain?

TUESDAY, March 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) — For people with chronic heel pain, costly “custom” shoe inserts are probably a waste of money, a new research review suggests. Researchers found that pricey devices were generally no better than inexpensive store-bought inserts — or any other “conservative” treatment — when it came to managing plantar fasciitis.…

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Task Force Issues Stronger Skin Cancer Prevention Guidelines

TUESDAY, March 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Doctors should start early with skin cancer prevention advice when their patients are light-skinned, suggests new guidelines that bump that starting point back to the age of 6 months. This recommendation, from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, updates a 2012 recommendation that advised doctors not begin this…

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FDA Takes Aim at Flavored Tobacco

TUESDAY, March 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) — In an effort to discourage teens from lighting up, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday that it’s considering regulating flavors in tobacco products more closely. “The concerns around flavors in tobacco are not new. For years, we have recognized that flavors in these products appeal to…

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Red and Processed Meats Linked to Liver Woes

TUESDAY, March 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Bacon lovers, a new study has some bad news for you: Eating a lot of processed and red meats may up your odds for a serious liver condition and insulin resistance, a precursor to type 2 diabetes. The study found that people who consumed the highest amounts of…

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Too Much Facebook, Instagram Could Be Tough on Girls

TUESDAY, March 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Could it be time for younger girls to cut back on their use of social media? Perhaps, suggests a new study that reports that pre-teen and young teen girls who spend too much time on Facebook, Instagram and other social media might wind up feeling worse about themselves.…

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Mom's Pre-Pregnancy Waist Size Tied to Autism Risk

TUESDAY, March 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The pre-pregnancy width of a woman’s waist — but not whether or not she is actually obese — may be tied to autism risk in her children, new research suggests. What’s behind the association remains unclear, the researchers said. But it could lie in the fat-induced activity of…

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Women May Dismiss Subtle Warning Signs of Heart Disease

TUESDAY, March 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Warning signs of heart disease in women, such as fatigue, body aches and upset stomach, may be shrugged off as symptoms of stress or a hectic lifestyle. But heart disease is the No. 1 killer of both men and women, so it’s important to listen to your body,…

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A Surgery-Free Fix for Bad Knees?

TUESDAY, March 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Tiny pellets could treat arthritic knee pain, delaying the need for knee replacement surgery, a small study has found. Microparticles inserted into small blood vessels around the knee helped reduce the pain and improve function in eight arthritis sufferers, according to clinical trial results. The results were presented…

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A Husband's Housework May Bring Bedroom Benefits

TUESDAY, March 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Husbands who are less than satisfied with their sex lives might want to fire up the vacuum. Why? New research suggests that when partners in a marriage feel the division of housework is fair, sexual satisfaction improves for both. “Feelings of unfairness in housework and other aspects of…

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Cutting Out Late Night Calories

TUESDAY, March 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Losing weight comes down to eating fewer calories than you burn. But beyond that basic rule, studies done at the Salk Institute in La Jolla, Calif., show that when you eat those calories could have an effect on your weight and your health. Unlike our ancestors who went…

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The High Costs of Alzheimer's

TUESDAY, March 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Sharp increases in Alzheimer’s disease cases, deaths and costs are stressing the U.S. health care system and caregivers, a new report reveals. About 5.7 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease — 5.5 million of them aged 65 and older. By 2025, the number of seniors with Alzheimer’s could reach…

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