CDC Tweaking Flu Vaccine for Better Protection

CDC Tweaking Flu Vaccine for Better Protection By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Having acknowledged that the 2014-2015 flu vaccine was mismatched to the circulating influenza strains, U.S. health officials have ramped up next season’s shots for broader protection. Flu-vaccine makeup is determined months in advance so that manufacturers […]

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’Gut Feelings’: More Than Heartburn, Indigestion?

‘Gut Feelings': More Than Heartburn, Indigestion? June 5, 2015 — If promising but early studies pan out, psychiatrists of the future could make a most unusual request of their patients: a sample of their stool. Yes, the bodily specimen used to help diagnose digestive diseases might also offer clues as to what’s happening at the […]

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FDA Panel Weighing Women’s Libido Pill

FDA Panel Weighing Women’s Libido Pill By HealthDay staff HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A drug meant to boost women’s sexual desire is being considered for approval Thursday by an expert panel from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, after being rejected by the agency twice in recent years. The refiled […]

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Can This Test Predict Your Risk of Dying by 2020?

Can This Test Predict Your Risk of Dying by 2020? June 4, 2015 — An online test may accurately predict your risk of dying before the end of this decade if you’re between 40 and 70 years old, the scientists who created it say. The research about it is published in The Lancet. The exam […]

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Rise in Deaths Even When Smog Is Below EPA Standard

Rise in Deaths Even When Smog Is Below EPA Standard By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Death rates among people older than 65 appear to be affected by air pollution, even when the air they breathe meets current standards, researchers say. In the study, Harvard researchers looked at Medicare […]

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Not Your Average Joe

Not Your Average Joe “There is no magic pill for staying fit,” says chiseled actor Joe Manganiello, of True Blood and Magic Mike fame. He has convincingly played the roles of a mythically strong werewolf and a built-like-a-truck male stripper. Goals — in and out of the gym, he says — are achieved through self-control […]

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BPA in Canned Foods Less Common, but Still There

The BPA Scorecard The EWG looked at 252 brands made by 119 companies between January and August 2014. They asked if the company used BPA-based coatings to line the metal food cans. The lining protects the food from touching the metal. Sharp says federal regulations don’t require manufacturers to identify BPA-free cans, so consumers have […]

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Office Workers, On Your Feet!

TUESDAY, June 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Desk jockeys should make a point to stand up for at least two hours during the workday in order to avoid the negative health consequences linked to too much sitting, new research suggests. Gradually break up periods of prolonged sitting until you’re on your feet four hours a […]

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ADHD, Food Dyes, and Additives: What’s the Link?

ADHD, Food Dyes, and Additives Are you thinking about cutting dyes and other additives from your child’s diet to try to improve ADHD symptoms? It can be a challenge. Will it work? Will your child even eat the foods that are part of his new diet? Before you give it a try, you should know […]

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Could Type 2 Diabetes Shield Against ALS?

Could Type 2 Diabetes Shield Against ALS? By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Type 2 diabetes may reduce the risk of developing the neurodegenerative disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a new study suggests. ALS, also called Lou Gehrig’s disease after the famed baseball player who died of the illness, […]

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