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Swallowing Pills? Children Can Learn How
Swallowing Pills? Children Can Learn How MONDAY, April 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children who have trouble swallowing needed pills aren't out of luck, according to a new study. At least five different strategies may help them swallow pills and caps...
Study Supports HPV Vaccination Guidelines
Study Supports HPV Vaccination Guidelines TUESDAY, April 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research finds that young women who get the HPV vaccine gain significant protection against infection in three parts of the body if they haven't already been exp...
Some Arthritis Meds Cost Seniors Thousands Annually
Some Arthritis Meds Cost Seniors Thousands Annually TUESDAY, April 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Arthritis medications known as biologic disease-modifying drugs can cost Medicare patients more than $2,700 in co-payments a year, a new report finds. Rese...
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....
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...
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 ...
Safety Tips Hot Off the Grill
Safety Tips Hot Off the Grill SATURDAY, April 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- This barbecue season, make sure the only thing at risk of getting burned is the food. Protect yourself with an apron and mitts, and pay attention to your surroundings, a doctor...
Stronger Muscles = Healthier Bones in Kids
Stronger Muscles = Healthier Bones in Kids FRIDAY, April 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Stronger muscles seems to mean healthier bones in children, according to a new study. "Bone strength and size is important because they are significant factors in lo...
Salt Pills Do Little for Endurance Athletes: Study
Salt Pills Do Little for Endurance Athletes: Study FRIDAY, April 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Taking salt pills does little to boost the performance of endurance athletes, new research shows. Although the study only involved 11 athletes, the findings ...