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Take Steps to Avoid Winter Falls
Take Steps to Avoid Winter Falls SATURDAY, Jan. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Falls are a major cause of injuries during the winter, but there are steps you can take to help stay on your feet, an expert says. "Many falls can be successfully avoided or ...
Too Much Sitting Can Be Deadly -- Even if You Exercise, Review Finds
Too Much Sitting Can Be Deadly -- Even if You Exercise, Review Finds MONDAY, Jan. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Regular exercise doesn't erase the higher risk of serious illness or premature death that comes from sitting too much each day, a new review...
TV Alcohol Ads Tied to Problem Drinking for Teens, Study Finds
TV Alcohol Ads Tied to Problem Drinking for Teens, Study Finds MONDAY, Jan. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study finds a link between the number of TV ads for alcohol a teen views, and their odds for problem drinking. Higher "familiarity" with boo...
Those With Autism May Have Unique Brain Connections, Study Shows
Those With Autism May Have Unique Brain Connections, Study Shows MONDAY, Jan. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with autism may have brain connections that are uniquely their own, a new study suggests. Previous research has found either over- or und...
Therapy Dogs Help Cancer Patients Cope With Tough Treatments
Therapy Dogs Help Cancer Patients Cope With Tough Treatments TUESDAY, Jan. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People undergoing chemotherapy and radiation for cancer may get an emotional lift from man's best friend, a new study suggests. The study, of patie...
Test Your Home for Radon: EPA
Test Your Home for Radon: EPA TUESDAY, Jan. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Americans should test their homes for a naturally occurring radioactive gas called radon, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says. "Many people don't realize that radon is ...
Troubled Boys, Girls Have Sex Earlier, Study Finds
Troubled Boys, Girls Have Sex Earlier, Study Finds MONDAY, Jan. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children with certain behavior problems are more likely to have sex at an early age, a new study reveals. Boys and girls who are unruly and aggressive from a ...
Therapists Must Ease Patients' Fear When Treating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Study
Therapists Must Ease Patients' Fear When Treating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Study WEDNESDAY, Jan. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Easing fears that exercise may worsen symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome is crucial in efforts to prevent disability in pe...
Tuning In to Music May Ease Kids' Post-Op Pain, Study Finds
Tuning In to Music May Ease Kids' Post-Op Pain, Study Finds TUESDAY, Jan. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Going through a surgery often means post-operative pain for children, but listening to their favorite music might help ease their discomfort, a new ...
The Mind May Be a Muscle Booster
The Mind May Be a Muscle Booster MONDAY, Jan. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The mind can play a key role in maintaining muscle strength in limbs that are placed in a cast for a prolonged period of time, a new study suggests. The researchers said mental...