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  • Health Highlights: July 15, 2016

    Posted: 07/24/2016

    Health Highlights: July 15, 2016 Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: U.S. Congress Passes Bill on GMO Food Labeling A new bill passed Thursday by Congress means consumers may soon only need to read a food product's label to determine if it contains genetically modified (GMO) ingredients. The bill, which President Barack Obama has said he will sign, requires most food packaging to carry text, symbols or electronic code readable by smartp...

  • Health Tip: Watch Children Near Pool Drains

    Posted: 07/24/2016

    Health Tip: Watch Children Near Pool Drains (HealthDay News) -- Parents should always supervise children closely in and around pools. Drains can be particularly dangerous. The PoolSafely.gov website suggests: Tell children they should never play near drains or suction outlets. Never allow children to get into a pool or spa tub with a loose, broken or missing drain cover. Bathing suits, limbs, hair and jewelry can become trapped in pool drains. Always locate the emergency vacuum shutoff before anyone get...

  • Health Tip: Be Smart During a Power Outage

    Posted: 07/24/2016

    Health Tip: Be Smart During a Power Outage (HealthDay News) -- Power outages can be dangerous if you don't follow safety precautions. The Red Cross suggests: Keep refrigerator and freezer doors closed as much as possible. Food generally will last inside these unpowered appliances for four hours. Unplug electronics and other electrical equipment. This will protect the equipment against electrical surges when power returns. Keep one light plugged in and turned on so you can see when power is restored. Avo...

  • Heavy Moms Likelier to Pile Food on Kids' Plates: Study

    Posted: 07/24/2016

    Heavy Moms Likelier to Pile Food on Kids' Plates: Study FRIDAY, July 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Obese and overweight moms seem to serve their kids more food at meals, potentially boosting their risk for childhood obesity. University of Florida researchers asked mothers to describe their level of hunger and that of their 3- to 6-year-olds before meals. Twenty-nine children took part in the study. Women who were overweight or obese reported feeling hungrier and thought their kids were hungrier, too. The...

  • Health Highlights: July 18, 2016

    Posted: 07/24/2016

    Health Highlights: July 18, 2016 Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: 5.4 Million Bottles of Liquid Plumr Clog Remover Recalled About 5.4 million bottles of Liquid Plumr Clog Remover have been recalled due to defective child-resistant caps, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) says. The recall covers 17-ounce bottles of Liquid Plumr Pro-Strength Foaming Clog Fighter, Liquid Plumr Industrial Strength Urgent Clear and Liquid ...

  • Health Tip: Pack Your Pantry With Heart-Healthy Staples

    Posted: 07/24/2016

    Health Tip: Pack Your Pantry With Heart-Healthy Staples (HealthDay News) -- Keeping a stash of heart-healthy basics means you can whip up a nutritious meal on a moment's notice. The American Heart Association suggests you include: Canned beans, tuna, salmon, marinara and tomatoes. Whole grains, including whole-wheat pasta, bulgur, quinoa and brown rice. Spelt, whole-wheat flour or cornmeal -- to use in baking. Low-sodium soy sauce, balsamic vinegar and low-sodium bouillon cubes. Dried herbs, such as ros...

  • Health Tip: Protect Against Athlete's Foot

    Posted: 07/24/2016

    Health Tip: Protect Against Athlete's Foot (HealthDay News) -- Athlete's foot is an itchy, often painful fungal infection. But there are things you can do to help prevent it. The American Podiatric Medical Association recommends: Using soap and water to wash feet daily, taking care to thoroughly dry between the toes. Always wearing sandals or shoes in public locker rooms or restrooms. Wearing shoes that are lightweight and breathable. Changing your hosiery, socks and shoes often. Choosing socks that hel...

  • Health Tip: Help Prevent Falls

    Posted: 07/24/2016

    Health Tip: Help Prevent Falls (HealthDay News) -- Falling and potentially hurting yourself isn't a foregone part of getting older. To help prevent falls, the American Academy of Family Physicians suggests: Keep your home well lit, and install night lights throughout. Keep rugs securely fastened, or use a backing that prevents skidding. Make sure shoes have sturdy, nonskid soles. Don't leave electrical cords in areas where you walk. Install hand rails in the bathroom at the toilet and in the shower. Mak...

  • Health Tip: Don't Ignore Acne

    Posted: 07/24/2016

    Health Tip: Don't Ignore Acne (HealthDay News) -- Acne is more than just a nuisance and a blow to someone's good looks. Letting acne run its course is not the best advice, the American Academy of Dermatology says. The academy adds: Lack of treatment can lead to permanent scarring and dark spots. Treating and ridding your skin of acne can boost self-esteem. Ignoring acne isn't wise or necessary. There are a host of effective treatments available.

  • Hormone Therapy Won't Help Memory After Menopause

    Posted: 07/24/2016

    Hormone Therapy Won't Help Memory After Menopause TUESDAY, July 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women who take estrogen after menopause may believe it helps them maintain their memory and thinking skills, but a new study suggests they are mistaken. Researchers found no change in mental ability associated with estrogen therapy among women who used it after menopause, no matter when they started taking it. "There is no important benefit, there is no important risk cognitively associated with the use of hormo...