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  • Some Great Holiday Foods for Weight Loss

    By Julie Davis HealthDay ReporterWEDNESDAY, Dec. 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Many of the foods most associated with holiday meals can actually be good for you and, because they're filling, leave you feeling satisfied with small servings. Skinless white turkey meat tops the list. A

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  • Can Video Games Hone ER Docs' Skills?

    WEDNESDAY, Dec. 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Emergency room doctors must think fast -- and video games might help boost their decision-making, new research suggests. A study led by the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine found an adventure video game improved ER doctors' ability to

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  • Higher Booze Taxes Might Pay Off for Public Health

    WEDNESDAY, Dec. 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Raising one particular tax just might have a public health benefit. The tax in question? States' alcohol excise tax. In the United States, those taxes have not kept pace with inflation, which could limit their public health benefits, researchers

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  • Friday Is the Deadline for Obamacare 2018

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay ReporterTUESDAY, Dec. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- This coming Friday marks the end of the shortened sign-up period for most Americans to buy health insurance through the federal Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) marketplace. Dec. 15 is the last enrollment day for

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  • Will 'AI' Be Part of Your Health-Care Team?

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Artificial intelligence is assuming a greater role in many walks of life, with research suggesting it may even help doctors diagnose disease. One new study suggests artificial intelligence (AI) might someday detect breast cancer

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  • Postmenopausal Women Should Still Steer Clear of HRT: Task Force

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Yet again, the nation's leading authority on preventive medicine says postmenopausal women should avoid hormone replacement therapy (HRT). The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is standing by its original recommendation that women

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  • Tips for Healthy, Happy Travels

    By Julie Davis HealthDay ReporterTUESDAY, Dec. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Buying new clothes for an upcoming holiday trip may top your to-do list, but packing the right medications can mean addressing health needs with ease rather than scrambling to find an all-night drugstore

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  • Health Care Workers Mixed on Using Medical Marijuana in Kids

    TUESDAY, Dec. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to kids with cancer, most health care providers who care for them say they'd help their patients get medical marijuana. That finding stems from an analysis of survey responses from 288 doctors, nurse practitioners, physician

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  • Memo to Motorcyclists: Beware the Full Moon

    TUESDAY, Dec. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A full moon may spell extra danger for motorcyclists, a new study suggests. Momentary distractions are a common cause of crashes. Because a full moon can be a major distraction and occurs about 12 times a year, researchers decided

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  • New Hope for Kids With Multiple Food Allergies

    TUESDAY, Dec. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A treatment for kids with more than one dangerous food allergy shows promise in early trials, researchers say. Almost one-third of people with a food allergy have reactions to more than one type of food. This can increase

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  • Are Men Just 'Babies' When They Get the Flu? Maybe Not

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay ReporterMONDAY, Dec. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- As winter rolls into town, so does the flu and all its miserable symptoms. Yet, doctors and women alike have long noticed that men tend to bemoan those symptoms more than women. The phenomenon even

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  • Has Your Doc Been Touched by Breast Cancer? It Could Influence Care

    MONDAY, Dec. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Having a personal connection to breast cancer seems to make doctors more likely to recommend routine breast cancer screenings, a new study finds. A survey of 848 doctors across the United States found they were more likely to recommend

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  • Is There a Best Time of Day for Exercise?

    By Julie Davis HealthDay ReporterMONDAY, Dec. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Many studies have tried to pinpoint the best time of day to exercise for peak performance and best results. But most of these studies were designed for elite athletes. For general fitness, exercise can be

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  • With A-Fib, Urban Hospitals May Be a Better Bet

    MONDAY, Dec. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The chance of dying from a common heart rhythm disorder is higher for people treated at rural rather than urban hospitals, a new study finds. The researchers analyzed data from hospitalizations for the heart ailment known as atrial fibrillation

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  • If Mom Has Rheumatoid Arthritis, Baby May Develop It, Too

    MONDAY, Dec. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Children born to mothers with rheumatoid arthritis are at increased risk for the disease and other chronic health problems, a new study suggests. The finding comes from an analysis of long-term follow-up data on all children born

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  • Window Blinds: A Silent Killer in Your Home

    By Amy Norton HealthDay ReporterMONDAY, Dec. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Decades after the danger was first recognized, young children are still being injured or even killed by the cords in window blinds. Researchers found that between 1990 and 2015, nearly 17,000 U.S. children

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  • New Gene Therapy May Be Cure for 'Bubble Boy' Disease

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay ReporterSATURDAY, Dec. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Babies born with the immune-system ravaging "bubble boy" disease have had to spend their too-often-short lives in germ-free isolation, lest something as simple as a common cold virus fell them with

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  • Another Gene Therapy Breakthrough Against Hemophilia

    By E.J. Mundell HealthDay ReporterSATURDAY, Dec. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Coming just days after reports of a gene therapy that pushed the bleeding disorder hemophilia B into remission, new research suggests the same could be true for adults with the "A" form of the

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  • Got Scabies? Here's What to Do

    FRIDAY, Dec. 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- If you or a family member develops scabies, you need to take immediate action, a dermatologist advises. Scabies is a common skin condition caused by the human itch mite. Symptoms include an itchy rash, sores and a thick crust

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  • Are Women With Parkinson's at a Disadvantage?

    FRIDAY, Dec. 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Women with Parkinson's disease appear to face a disadvantage: They're much less likely than men to have caregivers, a new study finds. That's probably because women often outlive their most likely potential caregiver -- their husband, according

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