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  • What You Can Do to Help Fight the Opioid Epidemic

    Posted: 09/24/2017

    What You Can Do to Help Fight the Opioid Epidemic WEDNESDAY, Sept. 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Proper disposal of prescription painkillers and use of safe alternatives to manage pain could help combat America's opioid abuse epidemic, doctors say. "Today, we are in the midst of an opioid crisis," said Dr. David Ring, chairman of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons' (AAOS) Committee on Patient Safety. In 2015, about 12.5 million Americans misused prescription opioids (such as OxyContin and Vicod...

  • Which Single Behavior Best Prevents High Blood Pressure?

    Posted: 09/24/2017

    Which Single Behavior Best Prevents High Blood Pressure? THURSDAY, Sept. 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- You probably already know that certain healthy lifestyle behaviors can reduce your risk of developing high blood pressure, but is any one behavior more important than the others? Maybe, as new research suggests maintaining a healthy weight is the No. 1 behavior to prevent unhealthy blood pressure levels. "Our results indicate by maintaining a healthy body weight into middle age, you can help preserve lo...

  • When Moms Don't Sleep Well, Neither Do Their Kids

    Posted: 09/24/2017

    When Moms Don't Sleep Well, Neither Do Their Kids WEDNESDAY, Sept. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- If mom is an insomniac, her kids are likely to be poor sleepers, too. New research finds that children whose mothers have trouble sleeping fall asleep later, don't stay asleep as long and spend less time in deep slumber. "These findings are important because sleep in childhood is essential for well-being and development," said study leader Sakari Lemola, an assistant professor of psychology at the University ...

  • Weight-Loss Surgery May Leave Some Anemic

    Posted: 09/24/2017

    Weight-Loss Surgery May Leave Some Anemic WEDNESDAY, Sept. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For many obese Americans, weight-loss surgery can be a path to losing lots of unhealthy pounds. But new research suggests it can also lead to a long-term loss of healthy red blood cells, otherwise known as anemia. In a study of U.S. veterans who got a common form of weight-loss (bariatric) surgery, "anemia rates are high 10 years after," conclude a team led by Dr. Dan Eisenberg, a bariatric surgeon at Stanford School...

  • When Adults Show Determination, Babies Copy

    Posted: 09/24/2017

    When Adults Show Determination, Babies Copy THURSDAY, Sept. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Grit and determination are not necessarily ingrained. Rather, they're qualities learned from a very young age, a new lab experiment demonstrates. Children as young as 15 months old learn tenacity from watching their parents, and will try harder after watching an adult struggle to succeed at a task, said lead researcher Julia Leonard. Toddlers in her lab tried twice as hard to make a new toy work if they first saw an...

  • When a Cold or Flu Strikes a Family Member

    Posted: 09/24/2017

    When a Cold or Flu Strikes a Family Member THURSDAY, Sept. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- When one child gets sick, you might brace yourself for everyone getting sick. But it's possible to keep healthy family members from falling ill, too. When taking care of a sick child, handwashing is more important than ever. All healthy family members should wash frequently with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand rub. Do this after every contact with the sick person, their room and bathroom, and any items he...

  • When It Comes to Exercise, Quality Trumps Quantity

    Posted: 09/24/2017

    When It Comes to Exercise, Quality Trumps Quantity FRIDAY, Sept. 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- You've probably heard that you need to get at least 150 minutes of moderate exercise every week. But a study published in the Journal of Applied Physiology suggests that a mix of different types of exercise brings better results than simply adding more quantity. That's important if you spend hours at the gym, but focus solely on strength training or pounding the treadmill. Researchers at Skidmore College in New...

  • Widening Waistlines May Raise Women's Cancer Risk

    Posted: 09/21/2017

    Widening Waistlines May Raise Women's Cancer Risk TUESDAY, Sept. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Excess belly fat increases older women's risk of some cancers, new research suggests. Researchers followed nearly 5,900 Danish postmenopausal women for up to 12 years and found that abdominal fat was a bigger factor than body weight when it came to the risk of lung and gastrointestinal cancers. The study was presented Sept. 10 at a European Society for Medical Oncology meeting, in Madrid, Spain. The findings hi...

  • Why Your Nose May Be Key to Parkinson's Risk

    Posted: 09/17/2017

    Why Your Nose May Be Key to Parkinson's Risk WEDNESDAY, Sept. 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Losing your sense of smell may be an early sign of an increased risk of developing Parkinson's disease, a new study suggests. Researchers say that people with a poor sense of smell may have as much as a five times greater risk of developing Parkinson's. "Unlike vision or hearing impairment, a poor sense of smell often goes unrecognized," said lead researcher Dr. Honglei Chen. He is a professor of epidemiology and b...

  • White Kids More Likely to Get Unneeded Antibiotics

    Posted: 09/16/2017

    White Kids More Likely to Get Unneeded Antibiotics TUESDAY, Sept. 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- White children are about twice as likely as black or Hispanic kids to get unneeded antibiotics when treated in U.S. emergency rooms for viral respiratory infections, a new study finds. For years, scientists have warned that unnecessary use of antibiotics is making germs stronger and more resistant to medications. "It is encouraging that just 2.6 percent of children treated in pediatric emergency departments acr...