Fit Body at 40 May Keep Brain Bright at 60

Fit Body at 40 May Keep Brain Bright at 60 By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People who are fit in their 40s seem to retain more brain volume two decades later and also perform better on decision-making tests, new research suggests. The analysis of more than 1,200 participants […]

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Heroin Overdose Deaths Quadruple Since 2000

Heroin Overdose Deaths Quadrupled Since 2000 By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Heroin overdose deaths have skyrocketed in recent years, quadrupling since 2000, U.S. health officials reported Wednesday. At the same time, poisoning deaths related to painkiller abuse have leveled off, even dropping slightly in recent years, according to […]

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Fried Foods Tied to Raised Heart Failure Risk

Fried Foods Tied to Raised Heart Failure Risk By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The more fried food you eat, the greater your risk for heart failure, a new study says. “This study suggests that it might be wise to reduce the frequency and quantity of fried foods consumed […]

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Just How Big Is a Normal Penis?

Just How Big Is a Normal Penis? By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Some good news, guys: A new analysis of penis sizes will help reassure most of you that you’re normal, researchers say. Many males worry about their penis size, even when there’s no cause for concern. But […]

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1 in 5 U.S. Teen Girls Physically or Sexually Abused While Dating

1 in 5 Teen Girls Abused While Dating By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Many American teens — both boys and girls — fall prey to physical and sexual abuse while dating, a new survey finds. Among teens who said they dated, one in five girls and one in […]

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Alzheimer’s Disease: Caregiver Tips

Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiver Tips Your mom or dad has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. While your first feeling may be worry, you can get support to help you guide your parent’s care and manage costs. That way you can make the most of your time together. Several local, national, and online resources can help you […]

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Alzheimer’s Disease: Caregiver Tips

Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiver Tips Your mom or dad has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. While your first feeling may be worry, you can get support to help you guide your parent’s care and manage costs. That way you can make the most of your time together. Several local, national, and online resources can help you […]

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1 in 5 Preemies With Lung Disease Exposed to Secondhand Smoke

Preemies With Lung Disease and Secondhand Smoke By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — High levels of nicotine were found in the hair of many children with premature birth-related lung disease whose parents claimed not to smoke, a new study finds. The lung disease bronchopulmonary dysplasia often occurs in children […]

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Health Highlights: March 1, 2015

Health Highlights: March 1, 2015 Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Nearly 1 Billion Teens, Young Adults at Risk for Hearing Loss: WHO At least 1 billion teens and young adults are at risk for hearing loss from too much exposure to loud music, […]

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Hepatitis C Infections in Hospitals Show Need for Tight Infection Control Practices

Hep C Shows Need for Hospital Infection Control By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Two cases of hepatitis C infection that occurred during routine surgeries highlight the need for hospitals to tighten infection control to prevent more transmissions, officials said Friday. In one case, two New Jersey patients (one […]

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