Lack of Exercise Can Boost Cancer Risk

MONDAY, Aug. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Few Americans know that inactivity can increase the risk of colon, breast and other types of cancer, a new study finds. An analysis of survey responses from 351 people revealed that while many knew a sedentary lifestyle increased their risk of heart disease (63.5 percent) and metabolic problems…

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AHA: After Mini-Stroke at 41, She's on a Mission to Educate Others

MONDAY, Aug. 13, 2018 (American Heart Association) — During a meeting in their Manhattan office, Stacy Quinn was trying to tell her supervisor, “Gill is working on the project.” “Are you OK?” her boss said, having heard Quinn utter an unintelligible slur. Quinn said she was fine, although she knew that wasn’t totally true. That…

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Can Eating Crickets Boost Your Health?

MONDAY, Aug. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Jiminy Cricket! New research suggests that saving room on your plate for some crunchy, chirpy protein might be good for your health. Specifically, eating crickets may help improve the natural bacteria in your gut (microbiome) and reduce inflammation in your body. In a small pilot trial, the study…

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Lung Cancer Screening's Downside Not Discussed Enough

MONDAY, Aug. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The potential risks of lung cancer screening are often left out when doctors and patients discuss the issue, a new report suggests. Early detection of lung cancer can save lives, and lung cancer screening is recommended for high-risk current and former smokers. But the U.S. Preventive Services Task…

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From Pigs to Peacocks, What's Up With Those 'Emotional-Support Animals'?

MONDAY, Aug. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) — It’s easy to roll your eyes at the latest news nugget about someone trying to take an “emotional support animal” onto a plane, even though it’s too big or out of control. There’s the large emotional support peacock that was denied a seat aboard a United Airlines flight…

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No Link Between Tdap Vaccine, Autism: Study

MONDAY, Aug. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Children born to women who got the Tdap vaccine during pregnancy have no greater risk of autism than other kids, a new study finds. The Tdap vaccine protects against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis, which is better known as whooping cough. U.S. health officials advise pregnant women to get…

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Need to Lose Weight? Team Up With Friends

MONDAY, Aug. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Researchers have found that having friends who gain weight — especially friends of the same gender — raises your chance of becoming overweight by more than 50 percent. That’s far more than if your spouse gains weight. But they’ve also found that the same type of social influence…

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A Weak Grip May Signal Future Health Trouble — Even in Kids

MONDAY, Aug. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Weak grip strength in children may point to a higher risk of such health problems as diabetes and heart disease, new research suggests. In a new study that followed children from 4th grade through 5th grade, a grip-strength test was given to the students at the start of…

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Promoting HPV Vaccine Doesn't Prompt Risky Sex by Teens: Study

MONDAY, Aug. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Controversial state laws that promote vaccinating kids against the human papillomavirus (HPV) do not increase the likelihood that teens will engage in risky sexual behavior, a new study contends. “Parents and caregivers, as well as policy makers, should not be wary of policies or legislation related to HPV…

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Rude Coworkers, Stricter Moms?

MONDAY, Aug. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Women who experience rudeness and other incivilities at work are likely to be stricter with their own kids, a new study claims. Canadian researchers conducted an online survey of 146 working mothers and their spouses. The mothers were asked about incivility at work and how effective they felt…

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Eye Disease Link to Alzheimer's Seen

SUNDAY, Aug. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Researchers have discovered a link between three degenerative eye diseases and Alzheimer’s disease. They say their findings could lead to new ways to identify people at high risk for Alzheimer’s. “We don’t mean people with these eye conditions will get Alzheimer’s disease,” said lead researcher Cecilia Lee, an…

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Make Your Next Camping or Hiking Trip Trouble-free

SATURDAY, Aug. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Planning ahead is the key to staying healthy and safe when you go hiking or camping, experts say. “‘Be prepared’ is the Boy Scout motto, and it is one of the best ways to avoid pitfalls and make the most of any hiking or camping trip,” said Dr.…

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