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Naps May Do a Heart Good
Naps May Do a Heart Good MONDAY, Aug. 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Taking a midday nap might be beneficial for your heart, new research suggests. The investigators looked at how an hour-long siesta at noon affected blood pressure among nearly 400 midd...
New Hope for Rare 'Stone Man' Disease, Where Flesh Turns to Bone
New Hope for Rare 'Stone Man' Disease, Where Flesh Turns to Bone WEDNESDAY, Sept. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers working with mice believe there's hope for patients with a rare genetic disorder that turns their muscle into bone, in essence im...
New Moms Can Avoid Back Injury When Caring for Their Babies
New Moms Can Avoid Back Injury When Caring for Their Babies TUESDAY, Aug. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New moms need to reduce their risk of pain and injury when lifting and carrying their babies, an expert says. "Initially, mothers may start off lift...
No Mental Benefits Seen for Elderly Who Stop Blood Pressure Meds
No Mental Benefits Seen for Elderly Who Stop Blood Pressure Meds MONDAY, Aug. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Discontinuing high blood pressure treatment in seniors with mild memory and thinking problems did not improve their mental functioning, a new st...
NYC Declares Legionnaires' Disease Outbreak Over
NYC Declares Legionnaires' Disease Outbreak Over THURSDAY, Aug. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The source of the Legionnaires' disease outbreak in New York City has been identified and the outbreak is over, health officials said Thursday. Since July 10,...
Neglecting Teen Health May Lead to Bigger Problems as Adults
Neglecting Teen Health May Lead to Bigger Problems as Adults MONDAY, Aug. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly one in five teens has specific health care needs that are not receiving attention, and this may set them up for poorer physical and mental he...
No Evidence to Support Widespread Screening for COPD: Experts
No Evidence to Support Widespread Screening for COPD: Experts MONDAY, Aug. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) -- a serious disease that impairs breathing -- is the third leading cause of death in the United State...
New Hope for Vaccine Against Germ That Causes 'Mono'
New Hope for Vaccine Against Germ That Causes 'Mono' THURSDAY, Aug. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Mononucleosis: It's a fatiguing disease that lays low thousands of Americans -- usually young people -- each year. But new, early research offers hope for...
Nearly Two-Thirds of Americans Live in Poverty at Some Point: Study
Nearly Two-Thirds of Americans Live in Poverty at Some Point: Study WEDNESDAY, Aug. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many Americans will live in poverty at some point in their lives, a new study shows. Researchers looked at national data collected since 1...
NYC Legionnaires' Disease Outbreak May Be Slowing
NYC Legionnaires' Disease Outbreak May Be Slowing FRIDAY, Aug. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The ongoing outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in New York City is showing signs of slowing, city health chief Dr. Mary Bassett said Friday. In a statement, the ...