‘Moderate’ Drinking Harms Older People’s Hearts?

‘Moderate’ Drinking Harms Older People’s Hearts? By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) — “Moderate” drinking might harm your heart if you’re a senior citizen, a new study suggests. And women appear to be at greater risk for alcohol-related heart damage than men, the researchers found. “In an elderly population, increasing […]

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Delaying Umbilical Cord Clamping Might Boost Child Development

Later Umbilical Cord Clamp May Boost Development By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Waiting about three minutes to clamp the umbilical cord following a baby’s delivery may help improve children’s fine-motor and social skills at age 4 years, new Swedish research suggests. The researchers said postponing the clamping of […]

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Does Botox Actually Rejuvenate Skin?

THURSDAY, May 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Botox injections might do more than simply paralyze facial muscles to create a more youthful appearance. New research suggests the anti-aging treatments may also turn back the clock on facial skin itself, aiding its ability to stretch and recoil. Botox treatment seems to promote production of elastin and […]

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Coffee May Help Men Keep Impotence at Bay

Coffee May Help Men Keep Impotence at Bay By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Coffee perks millions of Americans up each morning, and a new study finds it might help keep men’s sex lives percolating, too. The study, from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, found […]

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Can ADHD Be a Gift?

Can ADHD Be a Gift? Kids with ADHD have “gifts” — and by helping them develop these gifts, parents can give their children more control over problem behaviors, a child psychologist argues in her popular book. In The Gift of ADHD, child psychologist Lara Honos-Webb, PhD, tells parents not to focus on words like “deficit” […]

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Animals May Ease Social Anxiety in Children With Autism

Animals May Ease Anxiety in Children With Autism By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Being around animals may help reduce social anxiety in children with autism, new research suggests. The findings could lead to new treatment approaches that use pets such as dogs, cats and guinea pigs to help […]

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Medicaid Expansion Helps Cut Rate Of Older, Uninsured Adults From 12 To 8 Percent

The health law’s expansion of Medicaid coverage to adults with incomes over the poverty line was key to reducing the uninsured rate among 50- to 64-year-olds from nearly 12 to 8 percent in 2014, according to a new analysis. “Clearly most of the gains in coverage were in Medicaid or non-group coverage,” says study co-author […]

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Raw Tuna Suspected as Source of Salmonella Outbreak: CDC

At least 53 people in nine states have fallen ill, while 10 have been hospitalized, agency reports FRIDAY, May 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Raw tuna is suspected as the source of a salmonella outbreak that has now sickened 53 people in nine states, according to U.S. health officials. No deaths have been reported. But […]

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Treating Gum Disease Might Help Prostate Symptoms: Study

Treating Gum Disease Might Help Prostate Symptoms By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Treating gum disease may help reduce symptoms of prostate inflammation, which can make urination difficult, a small study suggests. Previous research has shown a link between gum disease and prostate inflammation — called prostatitis. The study […]

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Loose Skin After Weight Loss

When you work to lose a bunch of weight, you dream of a tighter, toned body. You don’t picture extra, loose skin. But that’s a real possibility, and one that can cause health problems and a poor self-image. “It’s frustrating to patients who have put all this hard work and commitment into their weight loss […]

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