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  • Winning the Veggie Wars With Kids

    Posted: 02/19/2017

    Winning the Veggie Wars With Kids FRIDAY, Feb. 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For every parent who's ever pleaded with their young child to eat "just one more bite," a nutrition expert says there are ways to get kids to eat and even enjoy vegetables. Youngsters' tastes start being influenced while they're still in the womb, according to Richard Rosenkranz. He's an associate professor of food, nutrition, dietetics and health at Kansas State University. "During pregnancy, an embryo and then a fetus is obtai...

  • What's Next for the Obamacare Insurance Exchanges?

    Posted: 02/19/2017

    What's Next for the Obamacare Insurance Exchanges? FRIDAY, Feb. 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Americans who buy health insurance through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplaces could have fewer health plan choices and face new enrollment hurdles and cost pressures in 2018, health policy analysts say. Lacking clarity on the future of the ACA, also known as Obamacare, several large insurers say they are weighing their options for 2018. Anthem Inc. CEO Joseph Swedish told investors during an earnings cal...

  • Weight-Loss Surgery May Help Obese Patients Beat Diabetes

    Posted: 02/19/2017

    Weight-Loss Surgery May Help Obese Patients Beat Diabetes WEDNESDAY, Feb. 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- There's more evidence that obese patients with type 2 diabetes can control the disease better with weight-loss surgery, compared to medication alone. New research shows that five years after weight-loss surgery, known as bariatric surgery, those who had the procedure showed better improvements in quality of life and overall health, and some no longer needed insulin, compared with those who only took di...

  • When Cocaine's in the Mix, Safe Sex May Not Be

    Posted: 02/19/2017

    When Cocaine's in the Mix, Safe Sex May Not Be THURSDAY, Feb. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The long list of health woes linked to cocaine abuse includes risky sexual behavior, a small, new study suggests. The drug not only increases sexual arousal but also makes people impatient and more likely to have sex without a condom. This could increase their risk for sexually transmitted infections, according to researchers from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore. "Our study affirms and...

  • Whole-Grain Foods May Help You Stay Slim

    Posted: 02/16/2017

    Whole-Grain Foods May Help You Stay Slim WEDNESDAY, Feb. 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Switching to whole-grain foods might help keep your weight in check as much as a brisk 30-minute daily walk would, a new study suggests. Whole grains seem to both lower the number of calories your body absorbs during digestion and speed metabolism, explained study author J. Philip Karl. He's a nutrition scientist who did the research while a Ph.D. student in nutrition at Tufts University in Boston. While other studies h...

  • When Counting Calories, Consider the Cream and Sugar

    Posted: 02/15/2017

    When Counting Calories, Consider the Cream and Sugar TUESDAY, Feb. 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Before you pour anything into your coffee cup besides coffee, heed the findings of a new study that shows a lot of extra calories come with that cream and sugar. "Our findings indicate that a lot of coffee and tea drinkers regularly use caloric add-ins to improve the flavor of their beverages, but possibly without fully realizing or taking into consideration its caloric and nutritional implications," said stud...

  • Winter's No Reason to Hibernate: Head Outside for Some Sports Fun

    Posted: 02/14/2017

    Winter's No Reason to Hibernate: Head Outside for Some Sports Fun TUESDAY, Feb. 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Forget what the thermometer says: Winter is a great time for outdoor activities. But you should follow certain safety rules to reduce your risk of injury. The University of Colorado offers these safety tips for adults and children participating in sledding, skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing or ice skating. When sledding or snow tubing, choose a hill that has a clear path without any obstacles. Plu...

  • Weight Loss Tied to Lower Risk of Uterine Cancer

    Posted: 02/13/2017

    Weight Loss Tied to Lower Risk of Uterine Cancer THURSDAY, Feb. 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Weight loss may lower older women's risk of cancer of the endometrium, the lining of the uterus, a new study suggests. "Many older adults think it's too late to benefit from weight loss, or think that because they are overweight or obese, the damage has already been done. But our findings show that's not true," study author Juhua Luo said a news release from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). "It's...

  • What to Do If You Think You're Having a Heart Attack

    Posted: 02/13/2017

    What to Do If You Think You're Having a Heart Attack FRIDAY, Feb. 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Would you be able to recognize the urgent symptoms of a heart attack -- and know how to respond to it? The heart-related deaths of such celebrities as "Star Wars" actress Carrie Fisher, singer-songwriter George Michael and actor Bernard Fox are a powerful reminder that everyone should know the symptoms of serious heart problems, the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) said. People need to take poten...

  • Why Certain Noises Really Irritate Some People

    Posted: 02/12/2017

    Why Certain Noises Really Irritate Some People FRIDAY, Feb. 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Most people can recall a time when a certain sound annoyed them -- say when your office mate was repeatedly clicking his pen -- but some people find such sounds utterly unbearable. And new research suggests that brain abnormalities may explain why. People with a disorder called misophonia have an intense hatred of specific sounds, such as chewing, breathing or repeated pen clicking. These triggers can cause an immedi...