U.S. Adult Smoking Rate Drops to New Low: CDC

U.S. Adult Smoking Rate Drops to New Low: CDC By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Fewer American adults are smoking cigarettes than ever, health officials said. In fact, the rate of cigarette smoking has dropped from about 21 percent in 2005 to 18 percent in 2013. That means the […]

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Steer Clear of Cold Meds for Babies, FDA Advises

Steer Clear of Cold Meds for Babies, FDA Advises By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Most babies and young children don’t need medicines if they have a cold, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. Over-the-counter (OTC) cold and cough medicine should not be given to children younger than […]

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Too Few Americans Undergo Dementia Screening

Too Few Americans Undergo Dementia Screening By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) — More than half of Americans with dementia have never undergone screening of their thinking and memory skills, a new study suggests. As reported online Nov. 26 in Neurology, “approximately 1.8 million Americans over the age of 70 […]

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Harm From Baseball Concussions May Linger, Study Finds

Harm From Baseball Concussions May Linger: Study By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Even after they’re cleared to play following a concussion, baseball players’ batting skills are worse than normal, which suggests they may not be fully recovered, a new study suggests. “Although players who sustain a concussion may […]

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Early Trial Promising for Ebola Vaccine

Early Trial Promising for Ebola Vaccine By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) — An experimental Ebola vaccine appears to be safe and produces an immune system response that could protect people against the deadly virus, according to early clinical trial results reported by the U.S. National Institutes of Health. The […]

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Your Dog Really Is Listening to You

Your Dog Really Is Listening to You By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) — While people have long believed their dogs understand what they’re saying, a new study suggests they are processing the meaning and emotion of words in a human-like way. Past research has shown that dogs respond to […]

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Most Americans With HIV Don’t Have Virus Under Control, CDC Says

Most Americans With HIV Don’t Have It Under Control By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter A Timeline of HIV/AIDS TUESDAY, Nov. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Fewer than one-third of Americans living with HIV had the virus under control in 2011, with many either not receiving regular medical care or unaware they carry the virus, a […]

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Early Puberty Linked to Increased Risk of Depression in Teens

Early Puberty May Up Depression Risk in Teens By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Youngsters who enter puberty early are at increased risk for depression, a new study suggests. Early puberty was linked with a number of factors associated with depression, such as poor self-image and high anxiety levels, […]

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Kids’ Bag Lunches Not Meeting Nutrition Guidelines: Study

Kids’ Bag Lunches Not Meeting Nutrition Guidelines By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The lunches children bring from home may be less healthy than the school cafeteria offerings, a new study suggests. Researchers found that for kids in one Texas school district, bag lunches typically had more salt and […]

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Researchers Find Stem Cells That Help Nails Regenerate

MONDAY, Nov. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Researchers have discovered the stem cells that allow your nails to grow back after you lose them. Using mouse nail cells, University of Southern California scientists identified stem cells that can perform two roles. In normal conditions, the stem cells assist in the growth of both the nails […]

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