Adult-Onset Allergies

Why Do You Have Allergies All of a Sudden? If you’ve made it to adulthood without allergies, that’s great. You might not be off the hook, though. You don’t have to be a child to have a first bout of hay fever or red, itchy skin. Half of new allergies happen in adults, most often […]

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2nd U.S. Ice Cream Maker Pulls All Products After Listeria Threat

FRIDAY, April 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — For the second time this week, a major U.S. manufacturer of ice cream has recalled all of its products because of possible contamination with the bacteria listeria. Ohio-based Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams said Thursday that it was recalling all of its ice creams, sorbets and ice cream sandwiches, […]

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Genes May Determine Whether You’re Mosquito Bait

Genes May Determine Whether You’re Mosquito Bait By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Your genes may affect whether mosquitoes prefer to snack on you or someone else, a new study shows. In experiments with identical and fraternal twins, a team at the London School of Hygiene Tropical Medicine discovered […]

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Heroin Use Levels Off in U.S., But Still High: Report

Heroin Use Levels Off in U.S., But Still High By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Levels of heroin use in the United States have stabilized but are still high, federal officials reported Thursday. In 2013, about 681,000 Americans aged 12 and older said they had used heroin in the […]

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More Children Seek Help for Gender Dysphoria

More Children Seek Help for Gender Dysphoria April 22, 2015 — Sam was born Samantha. When Samantha was 3, she drew a picture of a family. She explained that she was the daddy. By age 5, she’d told her mother, “My mind tells me I’m a boy.” Mom made a note to ask her pediatrician […]

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Changing Genders: How It’s Done

Changing Genders: How It’s Done April 22, 2015 — As many as hundreds of thousands of Americans don’t feel they fit the gender they were born with, and some take steps to change that. People who wish to live their lives as the opposite sex are known as transgender. A report from The Williams Institute […]

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Mindfulness-Based Therapy as Good as Meds for Depression, Study Says

Mindfulness Therapy as Good as Depression Meds By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy might offer an alternative for people with depression who don’t want to take antidepressants long-term, British researchers say. Their study, published April 21 online in The Lancet, found this new therapy was as […]

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Researchers Test Powdered Insulin to Prevent Diabetes

Study Tests Powdered Insulin to Prevent Diabetes April 21, 2015 — Swallowing a daily dose of insulin is safe, and it may act like a vaccine to prevent type 1 diabetes, a small new study shows. If the results can be repeated in larger and longer trials, the approach may one day be used to […]

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Obese People Fall Into 6 Groups: Study

Help With Obesity The study, published in the Journal of Public Health, suggests that messages about cutting back on alcohol could help tackle obesity in young adults. For middle-aged people who are unhappy and anxious, exercise and counseling could help. Young healthy females and older, affluent people may not need help beyond basic weight loss. […]

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FDA Warns of Bogus Botox

MONDAY, April 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Counterfeit Botox may have been distributed to doctors’ offices and medical clinics across the United States, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns. The bogus Botox — which is considered unsafe and should not be used — was sold by an unlicensed supplier not authorized to ship or […]

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