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  • Even a Little Exercise May Help Younger Women's Hearts

    Posted: 07/29/2016

    Even a Little Exercise May Help Younger Women's Hearts MONDAY, July 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Younger women who exercise just 2.5 hours a week may cut their risk for heart disease by up to 25 percent, a new study suggests. "The habits and the choices we make in the first half of our life determine our well-being and freedom from chronic disease in the second half of our lives," said Dr. Erin Michos, an associate professor of medicine and epidemiology at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore. ...

  • Edible Pot Sends Toddlers to Colorado ERs

    Posted: 07/29/2016

    Edible Pot Sends Toddlers to Colorado ERs MONDAY, July 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Young children in Colorado are winding up in the emergency room after ingesting pot-laced goodies left out in the open by adults, doctors report. In 2014, Colorado and Washington became the first two states to legalize recreational marijuana. Shortly after, a sharp increase occurred in the number of Colorado kids younger than 10 who fell ill after being exposed to pot, researchers found. Edible products -- cannabis-laced...

  • Exercise May Keep Diabetes in Check During Pregnancy

    Posted: 07/29/2016

    Exercise May Keep Diabetes in Check During Pregnancy WEDNESDAY, July 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Obese pregnant women can reduce their risk of gestational diabetes -- diabetes during pregnancy -- and lower their blood pressure by exercising as little as three times a week, a new study finds. "It's important to reduce obesity-related pregnancy complications because they can have long-term consequences for both the mother and her child," study leader Dr. Trine Moholdt, from the Norwegian University of Sc...

  • E-Cig Liquid Nicotine Containers Often Mislabeled

    Posted: 07/29/2016

    E-Cig Liquid Nicotine Containers Often Mislabeled WEDNESDAY, July 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Containers that hold liquid nicotine for electronic cigarettes may not be labeled with the correct amount of nicotine, a new study says. And as many as two-thirds of these containers may not be child-resistant, the researchers found. Consuming even small amounts of liquid nicotine can harm a child, the scientists said. "Mislabeling of nicotine in e-liquids exposes the user to the harmful effects of nicotine," ...

  • E-Cigarettes Emit Toxic Vapors: Study

    Posted: 07/29/2016

    E-Cigarettes Emit Toxic Vapors: Study WEDNESDAY, July 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- All electronic cigarettes emit harmful chemicals, and levels of those toxic compounds are affected by factors such as temperature, type and age of the device, a new study finds. The findings could be important to both makers of e-cigarettes and regulators who want to reduce the health threat posed by the devices, according to researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California. "Advocates of e-cigarette...

  • Eczema's Effects More Than Skin Deep

    Posted: 07/29/2016

    Eczema's Effects More Than Skin Deep FRIDAY, July 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People dealing with the itchy skin condition known as eczema may have other medical conditions to cope with as well, including heart disease, a dermatologist says. Eczema, which causes dry, red patches of skin and intense itchiness, affects an estimated one-quarter of children in the United States. And, as many as seven million adults also have eczema, Dr. Jonathan Silverberg said in an American Academy of Dermatology news re...

  • Expert Panel Recommends Questionnaire to Help Spot Depression

    Posted: 08/04/2015

    Expert Panel Recommends Questionnaire to Help Spot Depression MONDAY, July 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Part of your next visit to your family doctor's office should be spent filling out a questionnaire to assess whether you're suffering from depression, an influential panel of preventive medicine experts recommends. What's more, people concerned that they might be depressed could download an appropriate questionnaire online, fill it out ahead of time and hand it over to their doctor for evaluation, the...

  • Early Birth Linked to Introversion, Neuroticism in Adult Life

    Posted: 08/03/2015

    Early Birth Linked to Introversion, Neuroticism in Adult Life MONDAY, July 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Adults who were severely underweight at birth or who were born very prematurely may be more likely to be introverted, neurotic and afraid to take risks, a new European study suggests. The findings may help explain why these adults are more likely to have relationship and career problems, the researchers contended. However, the study did not prove a cause-and-effect relationship. Babies born at less th...

  • Exercise May Buffer Symptoms of Early Alzheimer's

    Posted: 07/31/2015

    Exercise May Buffer Symptoms of Early Alzheimer's THURSDAY, July 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Regular exercise may be the best medicine for seniors facing the onset of dementia, according to three new clinical trials. Physical activity improved mood, memory and ability to think for participants in all three studies. One study found that intense aerobic exercise improves blood flow to key areas of the brain, and appears to reduce the tau protein tangles that are a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease. Alzheim...

  • Experts Offer Diving Safety Tips

    Posted: 07/20/2015

    Experts Offer Diving Safety Tips SATURDAY, July 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- It's tempting to dive into pools, lakes and other bodies of water when you're trying to cool off on a hot summer day, but it can be dangerous if you don't take proper safety precautions, experts warn. Each year, hundreds of people in the United States are paralyzed from neck and spine injuries suffered after diving head-first into shallow lakes and pools, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), the Ame...