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Fitness Could Raise Survival After First Heart Attack
Fitness Could Raise Survival After First Heart Attack MONDAY, Feb. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Being in good shape may improve a person's chances of surviving a first heart attack, a new study indicates. "We knew that fitter people generally live long...
For Super Bowl Fans, Flu Can Be an Unwanted Catch
For Super Bowl Fans, Flu Can Be an Unwanted Catch TUESDAY, Feb. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Football fans, take note: You run the risk of being blindsided by the flu if you let your defenses down on Super Bowl Sunday, researchers warn. They analyzed d...
FDA Warns of Lead Poisoning Risk From Cosmetic Clay
FDA Warns of Lead Poisoning Risk From Cosmetic Clay FRIDAY, Jan. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A beauty clay sold at major retail outlets may put users at risk for lead poisoning, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned Friday. Alikay Naturals Ben...
Face-to-Face Still Trumps Texts for Social Closeness, Studies Find
Face-to-Face Still Trumps Texts for Social Closeness, Studies Find FRIDAY, Jan. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- While technology use among young people offers some social advantages, face-to-face interaction does a better job of conveying emotional suppo...
Free Nicotine Patches by Mail May Help Smokers Quit
Free Nicotine Patches by Mail May Help Smokers Quit MONDAY, Jan. 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Helping smokers quit may be as easy as mailing them free nicotine-replacement patches, even in the absence of counseling or other support, a new Canadian stu...
Flu Season Stays Mild, With Slow Uptick in Activity
Flu Season Stays Mild, With Slow Uptick in Activity FRIDAY, Jan. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Halfway through this year's rather mild flu season, disease activity is still increasing, although slowly, a U.S. health official said Friday. "Activity is c...
Frail Seniors Face Increased Death Risk After Surgery, Study Suggests
Frail Seniors Face Increased Death Risk After Surgery, Study Suggests THURSDAY, Jan. 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Physical frailty among older people who have elective surgery is linked to a greater risk of death one year later, a new study suggests. ...
Families Say Hospice Better Than Hospital for Dying Cancer Patients
Families Say Hospice Better Than Hospital for Dying Cancer Patients TUESDAY, Jan. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Families of patients dying of cancer felt their loved one had better care and quality of life when they died in a hospice rather than in a h...
FDA Approves Redesign of Endoscope Tied to Infections
FDA Approves Redesign of Endoscope Tied to Infections MONDAY, Jan. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A redesigned Olympus TJF-Q180V duodenoscope (a type of endoscope) that has a reduced chance of spreading infection has been approved by the U.S. Food and D...
Flu Season Continues to Be Mild, CDC Says
Flu Season Continues to Be Mild, CDC Says FRIDAY, Jan. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The mild flu season continues to be that way, U.S. health officials said Friday, but they expect activity to pick up in coming weeks. So anyone who hasn't gotten a flu...