Seniors, Lose the Weight But Not the Muscle in 2018

FRIDAY, Dec. 29, 2017 (HealthDay News) — If you’re a senior who’s pledging to lose weight in 2018, be sure you’re shedding excess fat without losing muscle and bone. Losing fat is good for your heart, but maintaining muscle and bone is crucial for staying mobile and living independently, said Kristen Beavers, a health and…

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How Good Is Your New Year's Bubbly? Listen Closely

FRIDAY, Dec. 29, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Pop! goes the New Year’s corks — and the bubbles that result might point to how high-quality your champagne is, researchers say. “We came across the idea that bubbles play an important role in the quality of a sparkling wine,” said study lead researcher Kyle Spratt, from the…

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How Good Is Your New Year's Bubbly? Listen Closely

FRIDAY, Dec. 29, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Pop! goes the New Year’s corks — and the bubbles that result might point to how high-quality your champagne is, researchers say. “We came across the idea that bubbles play an important role in the quality of a sparkling wine,” said study lead researcher Kyle Spratt, from the…

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New Resolve for New Year's Resolutions

FRIDAY, Dec. 29, 2017 (HealthDay News) — What would New Year’s be without resolutions? But the way you approach change can make the difference between reaching successful milestones and abandoning your resolutions faster than you can say Valentine’s Day chocolates. It helps to do some advance planning. First, decide on the goals you’d like to…

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New Resolve for New Year's Resolutions

FRIDAY, Dec. 29, 2017 (HealthDay News) — What would New Year’s be without resolutions? But the way you approach change can make the difference between reaching successful milestones and abandoning your resolutions faster than you can say Valentine’s Day chocolates. It helps to do some advance planning. First, decide on the goals you’d like to…

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How to Survive a New Year's Hangover

FRIDAY, Dec. 29, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Excess drinking on New Year’s Eve can lead to a painful morning after, with no sure-fire cure available. But helpful strategies for treating a hangover do exist. Hangover symptoms — headache, nausea and dizziness — occur when the body withdraws from alcohol and a chemical called acetaldehyde is…

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How to Survive a New Year's Hangover

FRIDAY, Dec. 29, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Excess drinking on New Year’s Eve can lead to a painful morning after, with no sure-fire cure available. But helpful strategies for treating a hangover do exist. Hangover symptoms — headache, nausea and dizziness — occur when the body withdraws from alcohol and a chemical called acetaldehyde is…

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Asthma Worse for Overweight Preschoolers: Study

THURSDAY, Dec. 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Preschoolers with asthma may have worse symptoms if they’re overweight. Compared to those with a healthy weight, heavy kids with untreated asthma had 37 more days with symptoms a year, according to a new report. The study findings show that “early life weight gain does worsen the severity…

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Asthma Worse for Overweight Preschoolers: Study

THURSDAY, Dec. 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Preschoolers with asthma may have worse symptoms if they’re overweight. Compared to those with a healthy weight, heavy kids with untreated asthma had 37 more days with symptoms a year, according to a new report. The study findings show that “early life weight gain does worsen the severity…

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Teens and Their Phones: What You Should Know

THURSDAY, Dec. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) — In a world full of digitally charged teens, it would be unlikely to expect parents to cut their children off from smartphone use completely. “Social media is a regular part of teens’ everyday lives and an important part of their individual and social development,” said Jenna Glover, director…

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Teens and Their Phones: What You Should Know

THURSDAY, Dec. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) — In a world full of digitally charged teens, it would be unlikely to expect parents to cut their children off from smartphone use completely. “Social media is a regular part of teens’ everyday lives and an important part of their individual and social development,” said Jenna Glover, director…

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The Sooner Kids Learn to Eat Healthy, the Better

THURSDAY, Dec. 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Exposing young children to a wide range of healthy foods when they’re young can help instill good eating habits, researchers report. They added that even if it’s a struggle, parents shouldn’t give up. To arrive at that conclusion, the investigators reviewed 40 studies on how infants and young…

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