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After Heart Attack, Quitting Smoking Boosts Mental Health, Quality of Life
After Heart Attack, Quitting Smoking Boosts Mental Health, Quality of Life TUESDAY, Aug. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study offers more evidence that quitting smoking after a heart attack is a no-brainer: Researchers found it reduces chest pain ...
American Kids Growing Fatter Than Their Canadian Cousins
American Kids Growing Fatter Than Their Canadian Cousins TUESDAY, Aug. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- American kids have a harder time controlling their weight than their counterparts to the north, a new U.S. study indicates. About 17.5 percent of U.S. ...
Acupuncture Best for Hot Flashes in Breast Cancer Survivors: Study
Acupuncture Best for Hot Flashes in Breast Cancer Survivors: Study TUESDAY, Aug. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Needles beat pills for treating hot flashes in breast cancer survivors, according to a new trial that compared acupuncture, "sham" acupunctur...
Antiviral Drug May Prevent Ebola, Small Study Suggests
Antiviral Drug May Prevent Ebola, Small Study Suggests TUESDAY, Aug. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Antiviral drugs may help protect people from developing Ebola after exposure to the deadly virus, a new case study suggests. "We are excited to publish t...
Awareness of Memory Problems Fades a Few Years Before Dementia: Study
Awareness of Memory Problems Fades a Few Years Before Dementia: Study WEDNESDAY, Aug. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults destined to develop dementia may start to lose awareness of their memory problems two to three years before the disease is ...
A Tired Surgeon Still a Good Surgeon, Study Finds
A Tired Surgeon Still a Good Surgeon, Study Finds WEDNESDAY, Aug. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Don't panic if your doctor worked into the wee hours of the night before he operates on you, new research suggests. The risk of death, hospital readmission ...
Antibiotics Linked to Type 2 Diabetes Risk
Antibiotics Linked to Type 2 Diabetes Risk THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Taking antibiotics might increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, new research suggests. Danish researchers found that people with type 2 diabetes tended to...
As Tropical Storm Erika Eyes Southeastern U.S., Residents Need to Prepare
As Tropical Storm Erika Eyes Southeastern U.S., Residents Need to Prepare FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- With tropical storm Erika motoring toward the southeastern United States, hurricane season is clearly under way and people who live in ...
ADHD Risk Rises for Each Week a Preemie Is Born Early
ADHD Risk Rises for Each Week a Preemie Is Born Early MONDAY, Aug. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The more premature a child is born, the higher the likelihood of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a recent Finnish study. Babi...
Add Germ Fighters to College Packing List
Add Germ Fighters to College Packing List FRIDAY, Aug. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Along with their bedding and laptops, college students living away from home need to pack protection against germs, an immunology expert advises. "Because students sha...