The Cat's Meow: The Emotional Boost of Cute Videos

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The numbers surrounding the continuing cat video craze are astounding. In one year alone, more than 2 million cat videos were posted on YouTube and had close to 26 billion views. What’s even more astounding is that all that time spent watching funny and adorable cat videos can…

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Cancer Advances Rely on U.S. Funding: Report

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Almost two dozen new cancer treatments received U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval in the past year, a new report reveals. These treatments include innovative immunotherapies that target cancer cells (called CAR T-cell therapies) and targeted radiotherapies, according to the report from the American Association for Cancer Research…

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Could Even High-Fat Dairy Be Good for You?

TUESDAY, Sept. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Dairy foods might be your ticket to better heart health, even if you’re drinking whole milk and eating rich cheeses, a new study suggests. The study couldn’t prove cause-and-effect, but folks who ate three servings of dairy per day had an overall lower risk of death during the…

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Acne Advice for Returning Students

TUESDAY, Sept. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) — As if the start of a new school year isn’t stressful enough, many teens may find their acne worsens when classes start, a skin doctor says. During summer vacation, teens’ acne often eases because they have less stress and more sun exposure, but it could flare up now…

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Sexual Violence Haunts Women for Years

TUESDAY, Sept. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Sexual assault leaves many women with permanent indelible memories, a new study finds. Compared with other traumatic life-altering events, the memories of sexual assault remain intense and vivid for years, even when not linked to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), the study authors said. “To some extent, it is…

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AHA: 17 Years After 9/11, Former NYPD Cop Still Battles Serious Health Problems

TUESDAY, Sept. 11, 2018 (American Heart Association) — Peter Woods hardly called in sick back when he worked for the New York Police Department. Then terrorists attacked the World Trade Center, creating a noxious cloud of finite glass, cancer-causing chemicals and other pollutants that hovered for months around ground zero. “I was healthy before 9/11,”…

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Do You Know Your 'Body Time'?

TUESDAY, Sept. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) — No matter what your watch says, your body may be on a whole other schedule. Now, scientists say they’ve created a blood test that pinpoints the timing of your own internal clock. The TimeSignature test evaluates dozens of genes to reveal an individual’s “circadian rhythm” — the crests…

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When Blood Sugar Rises in Pregnancy, Mom and Baby Pay the Price

TUESDAY, Sept. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Women with high blood sugar during pregnancy run a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes years after giving birth, a new study finds. The finding held true whether or not a woman developed actual “gestational diabetes” during pregnancy, the researchers noted. Babies might also be affected: Children…

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Daytime Drowsiness a Sign of Alzheimer's?

TUESDAY, Sept. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Feeling drowsy during the day might mean you have an increased risk for Alzheimer’s, new research suggests. The long-term study included 123 adults with an average age of 60 when the study began. The findings showed that those who were very sleepy during the day had a nearly…

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As Hurricane Florence Targets U.S., Experts Urge Safety

TUESDAY, Sept. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) — With Hurricane Florence barreling toward the Carolinas, the National Safety Council offers steps to stay safe. As mass evacuations begin in coastal North Carolina, and states of emergency are declared in Virginia and North and South Carolina, the council urges those along the East Coast to monitor the…

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Juuls Pack Same Nicotine Punch as Cigarettes

TUESDAY, Sept. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Juuls, the latest craze in vaping, deliver levels of nicotine that nearly match what is inhaled with tobacco cigarettes, a new study finds. Not only do these e-cigarette devices contain high levels of nicotine, they deliver it in a form that makes it easier for the body to…

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Going Vegetarian to Cut Colon Cancer Risk

TUESDAY, Sept. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) — There’s no disputing the fact that regular colonoscopies, now suggested to start at age 45 for those with an average risk of colorectal cancer, can help prevent the disease by finding — and removing — precancerous growths. And a study of 77,000 adults published in JAMA Internal Medicine…

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