U.S. Autism Rates May Be Stabilizing

TUESDAY, Jan. 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Autism rates are much higher than originally thought but may have stabilized in recent years, a new study suggests. An estimated 2.41 percent of children in the United States have autism spectrum disorder, according to a new analysis of data from the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH).…

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Booze May Help or Harm the Heart, But Income Matters

TUESDAY, Jan. 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Alcohol’s effect on heart health, good or ill, may rely in part on the drinker’s income, new research suggests. For example, the study of more than 200,000 Norwegian adults found that having a few drinks per week was linked to a lowered odds of dying from heart disease…

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Booze May Help or Harm the Heart, But Income Matters

TUESDAY, Jan. 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Alcohol’s effect on heart health, good or ill, may rely in part on the drinker’s income, new research suggests. For example, the study of more than 200,000 Norwegian adults found that having a few drinks per week was linked to a lowered odds of dying from heart disease…

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Special Baby Formula Doesn't Seem to Prevent Type 1 Diabetes

MONDAY, Jan. 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A specially prepared baby formula does not protect children with a genetically high risk for type 1 diabetes, according to new research. The study focused on babies born to families in which one person already had the disease. Earlier research suggested that feeding such at-risk babies a standard…

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Special Baby Formula Doesn't Seem to Prevent Type 1 Diabetes

MONDAY, Jan. 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A specially prepared baby formula does not protect children with a genetically high risk for type 1 diabetes, according to new research. The study focused on babies born to families in which one person already had the disease. Earlier research suggested that feeding such at-risk babies a standard…

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5 Steps to Get Back on the Diet Track After the Holidays

TUESDAY, Jan. 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Even though successful dieters work harder than non-dieters at maintaining their weight over the holidays, they often face more weight gain than thinner people. And gaining weight often goes on for another month … into the new year, according to the National Weight Control Registry. But you can…

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5 Steps to Get Back on the Diet Track After the Holidays

TUESDAY, Jan. 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Even though successful dieters work harder than non-dieters at maintaining their weight over the holidays, they often face more weight gain than thinner people. And gaining weight often goes on for another month … into the new year, according to the National Weight Control Registry. But you can…

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Getting Back in Shape in 2018? Great, but Do It Safely

TUESDAY, Jan. 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Getting into shape or losing a few pounds is a worthy New Year’s resolution, but one that comes with a warning: Take it slow. Jumping whole-hog into an exercise regime is a good way to get yourself hurt if you haven’t worked out for a while, experts say.…

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Getting Back in Shape in 2018? Great, but Do It Safely

TUESDAY, Jan. 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Getting into shape or losing a few pounds is a worthy New Year’s resolution, but one that comes with a warning: Take it slow. Jumping whole-hog into an exercise regime is a good way to get yourself hurt if you haven’t worked out for a while, experts say.…

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6 Steps to a Healthier You

TUESDAY, Jan. 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) — As one year ends and another begins, people often assess their habits and lifestyle, and consider changes that could improve their health. But what, exactly, should you do? Here are six steps you can take to enhance your well-being, according to doctors from the University of California, Los…

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6 Steps to a Healthier You

TUESDAY, Jan. 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) — As one year ends and another begins, people often assess their habits and lifestyle, and consider changes that could improve their health. But what, exactly, should you do? Here are six steps you can take to enhance your well-being, according to doctors from the University of California, Los…

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Exercise Safely When the Weather Outside Is Frightful

TUESDAY, Jan. 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) — If you’re exercising outdoors this winter, take special precautions, a sports medicine expert advises. With winter’s chill upon us, it’s become increasingly important to check the weather conditions — including the forecast and wind chill — before starting out. Then, adjust your clothes accordingly, suggested Dr. Theodore Shybut,…

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