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  • Health Highlights: July 18, 2016

    Posted: 07/25/2016

    Health Highlights: July 18, 2016 Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: 5.4 Million Bottles of Liquid Plumr Clog Remover Recalled About 5.4 million bottles of Liquid Plumr Clog Remover have been recalled due to defective child-resistant caps, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) says. The recall covers 17-ounce bottles of Liquid Plumr Pro-Strength Foaming Clog Fighter, Liquid Plumr Industrial Strength Urgent Clear and Liquid ...

  • Health Tip: Pack Your Pantry With Heart-Healthy Staples

    Posted: 07/25/2016

    Health Tip: Pack Your Pantry With Heart-Healthy Staples (HealthDay News) -- Keeping a stash of heart-healthy basics means you can whip up a nutritious meal on a moment's notice. The American Heart Association suggests you include: Canned beans, tuna, salmon, marinara and tomatoes. Whole grains, including whole-wheat pasta, bulgur, quinoa and brown rice. Spelt, whole-wheat flour or cornmeal -- to use in baking. Low-sodium soy sauce, balsamic vinegar and low-sodium bouillon cubes. Dried herbs, such as ros...

  • Health Tip: Protect Against Athlete's Foot

    Posted: 07/25/2016

    Health Tip: Protect Against Athlete's Foot (HealthDay News) -- Athlete's foot is an itchy, often painful fungal infection. But there are things you can do to help prevent it. The American Podiatric Medical Association recommends: Using soap and water to wash feet daily, taking care to thoroughly dry between the toes. Always wearing sandals or shoes in public locker rooms or restrooms. Wearing shoes that are lightweight and breathable. Changing your hosiery, socks and shoes often. Choosing socks that hel...

  • Health Tip: Help Prevent Falls

    Posted: 07/25/2016

    Health Tip: Help Prevent Falls (HealthDay News) -- Falling and potentially hurting yourself isn't a foregone part of getting older. To help prevent falls, the American Academy of Family Physicians suggests: Keep your home well lit, and install night lights throughout. Keep rugs securely fastened, or use a backing that prevents skidding. Make sure shoes have sturdy, nonskid soles. Don't leave electrical cords in areas where you walk. Install hand rails in the bathroom at the toilet and in the shower. Mak...

  • Health Tip: Don't Ignore Acne

    Posted: 07/25/2016

    Health Tip: Don't Ignore Acne (HealthDay News) -- Acne is more than just a nuisance and a blow to someone's good looks. Letting acne run its course is not the best advice, the American Academy of Dermatology says. The academy adds: Lack of treatment can lead to permanent scarring and dark spots. Treating and ridding your skin of acne can boost self-esteem. Ignoring acne isn't wise or necessary. There are a host of effective treatments available.

  • Hormone Therapy Won't Help Memory After Menopause

    Posted: 07/25/2016

    Hormone Therapy Won't Help Memory After Menopause TUESDAY, July 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women who take estrogen after menopause may believe it helps them maintain their memory and thinking skills, but a new study suggests they are mistaken. Researchers found no change in mental ability associated with estrogen therapy among women who used it after menopause, no matter when they started taking it. "There is no important benefit, there is no important risk cognitively associated with the use of hormo...

  • Health Highlights: July 19, 2016

    Posted: 07/25/2016

    Health Highlights: July 19, 2016 Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Large HIV Vaccine Clinical Trial to be Conducted in South Africa A large clinical trial of a new HIV vaccine will begin in South Africa later this year. Last year, a small trial with 52 healthy volunteers was conducted in the country to test the safety and effectiveness of the ALVAC-HIV/gp120 vaccine, CNN reported. The new three-year trial will begin in November and in...

  • Healthy Fats Can Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes: Study

    Posted: 07/25/2016

    Healthy Fats Can Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes: Study TUESDAY, July 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Eating more healthy fats, like nuts, seeds and vegetable oils, while limiting animal fats and refined carbohydrates, can help prevent or control type 2 diabetes, new research suggests. The large study found these dietary changes can lower blood sugar levels and improve insulin sensitivity. "The world faces an epidemic of insulin resistance and diabetes. Our findings support preventing and treating these disea...

  • Health Highlights: July 20, 2016

    Posted: 07/25/2016

    Health Highlights: July 20, 2016 Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: L.L. Bean Recalls Kids' Water Bottles Due to Presence of Lead Concerns about lead contamination have led L.L. Bean to recall children's insulated water bottles, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says. The Chinese-made bottles were imported by GSI Outdoors and sold by L.L. Bean from July 2015 through May 2016. Routine testing showed that lead solder was used t...

  • Health Tip: Kids Should Wear Life Jackets

    Posted: 07/25/2016

    Health Tip: Kids Should Wear Life Jackets (HealthDay News) -- Life jackets, when used and fitted properly, provide extra safety for children in or around water. The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests: Show your child how to put on a life jacket properly. Always fasten a life jacket according to the manufacturer's instructions. Never use an inflatable ring, raft or toy in place of a life jacket. Adults should always wear life jackets, too, to set a good example.