Weight-Loss Surgery Might Reduce Serious Asthma Flare-Ups

Can Weight-Loss Surgery Reduce Asthma Flare-Ups? By Nina Flanagan HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — In obese people with asthma, weight-loss surgery has been linked to a significant reduction in serious asthma flare-ups, new research suggests. “We found that risk of an emergency department visit or hospitalization for asthma exacerbation decreased by […]

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Painful Knee Arthritis May Be Linked to Premature Death

Painful Knee Arthritis May Be Tied to Early Death By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Painful knee arthritis is associated with an increased risk of premature death in women, a new study suggests. Women with osteoarthritis-related knee pain — the type associated with normal wear and tear — were […]

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In-Patient Rehab Not Always Needed After New Knee

In-Patient Rehab Not Always Needed After New Knee By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Patients who choose at-home physical therapy instead of in-patient rehabilitation after knee replacement surgery do just as well when it comes to complications, long-term pain management and movement recovery, new research indicates. “Based on these […]

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In-Patient Rehab Not Always Needed After New Knee

In-Patient Rehab Not Always Needed After New Knee By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Patients who choose at-home physical therapy instead of in-patient rehabilitation after knee replacement surgery do just as well when it comes to complications, long-term pain management and movement recovery, new research indicates. “Based on these […]

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3 Drinks Per Day May Raise Liver Cancer Risk, But Coffee Lowers It

3 Drinks Per Day May Raise Liver Cancer Risk By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People who have three or more alcoholic drinks per day could be raising their odds for liver cancer, according to a report from a panel of experts. But there was good news for java […]

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Ebola May Hit Young Children Hardest, Study Finds

Ebola May Hit Young Children Hardest, Study Finds By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Ebola appears to do its damage faster in young children than it does in adults, a new study reports. Young children infected with Ebola during the current West African epidemic developed symptoms and required hospitalization […]

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Low Back Pain and Obesity, Smoking, Drinking…

Low Back Pain and Obesity, Smoking, Drinking … By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People suffering from lower back pain who smoke, drink, are depressed or are obese may be able to ease their agony by making some lifestyle changes, a new study suggests. “If you have lower back […]

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Online Dating: Better or Worse at Finding Compatibility

Online Dating 2.0 When Emily Mosser, 23, was looking for single men her age, her friend suggested she try Tinder. It’s a mobile dating app you can use on your phone. It uses GPS technology so you can see profiles of singles nearby. Mosser, a teacher working in Indianapolis, used the app for a month […]

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Metals, Fungus Found in Colorado’s Marijuana

Metals, Fungus Found in Colorado’s Marijuana March 24, 2015 — Legal marijuana grown in Colorado is two to three times as potent as what was sold on the black market 30 years ago, according to test results released this week at a scientific meeting in Denver. But it’s the unexpected contents of Colorado’s recreational marijuana […]

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Adopted Kids’ Average IQ Higher Than Non-Adopted Siblings: Study

Adopted Kids’ IQ Higher Than Non-Adopted Siblings By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Adopted children tend to have a slightly higher IQ than siblings who remained with their biological parents, a recent study found. The difference between siblings — equivalent to about four IQ points — appears to stem […]

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