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Smartphone App Blocks Teens From Texting, Phoning While Driving
Smartphone App Blocks Teens From Texting, Phoning While Driving MONDAY, April 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A smartphone app that cuts off teenagers' cell service when they turn on the car ignition may help reduce their accident risk, a preliminary new...
Study Challenges Salt Guidelines for Kids
Study Challenges Salt Guidelines for Kids MONDAY, April 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health officials warned last year that nine out of 10 American kids eat more salt than they should, raising their lifelong risk of high blood pressure and heart ...
Start Healthy Eating Habits Early to Head Off Obesity in Kids
Start Healthy Eating Habits Early to Head Off Obesity in Kids TUESDAY, April 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Though it may not always be easy, helping young children develop healthy eating habits is worth the effort, experts say. Good nutrition is one of...
Switch From U.S. to African Diet May Lower Colon Cancer Risk in Blacks
Switch From U.S. to African Diet May Lower Colon Cancer Risk in Blacks TUESDAY, April 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- When a group of black Americans switched their diet from a typical American one to that of South Africans, certain risk factors for colo...
Scientists Pinpoint Brain's 'Hunger Circuit' in Mice
Scientists Pinpoint Brain's 'Hunger Circuit' in Mice TUESDAY, April 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Working with mice, researchers have identified a group of brain cells involved in feelings of hunger, appetite and eating. The researchers found that this...
Surge in Pollen May Spur Many Cases of Dry Eye
Surge in Pollen May Spur Many Cases of Dry Eye WEDNESDAY, April 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- High pollen levels in the spring are linked to dry eye, a new study suggests. "Finding this correlation between dry eye and different seasons is one step towa...
Study Casts Doubt on Use of Common Antibiotic for UTIs in Women
Study Casts Doubt on Use of Common Antibiotic for UTIs in Women THURSDAY, April 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The antibiotic most commonly prescribed for bladder and other urinary tract infections, nitrofurantoin, may not be the most effective option, ...
Sharing Breast Milk May Pose Risks Women Haven't Considered
Sharing Breast Milk May Pose Risks Women Haven't Considered THURSDAY, April 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women may be using shared breast milk from friends and family, but they don't always consider the risks involved with providing donor milk to thei...
Smog May Be Harming Your Brain
Smog May Be Harming Your Brain THURSDAY, April 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Long-term exposure to tiny particles of air pollution may be linked to subtle changes in the brain that could lead to thinking and memory problems, a new study suggests. These...
Statins Carry Some Risk for Seniors, Study Suggests
Statins Carry Some Risk for Seniors, Study Suggests WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs can help prevent heart disease in seniors, but the medications also carry the risk of side effects, new research shows....