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Health Tip: Taming Your Toddler's Aggression

25-07-2016

(HealthDay News) -- Children can't follow your rules unless you're clear and consistent in enforcing them. Aggressive behavior is no exception. Here are suggestions to help soothe an angry toddler, courtesy of the American Academy of Pediatrics: Provide a home life that is secure and stable...

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1 in 10 Alzheimer's Patients at Risk for Avoidable Hospital …

25-07-2016

1 in 10 Alzheimer's Patients at Risk for Avoidable Hospital Stays

MONDAY, July 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Some people with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias may often land in the hospital simply because of poor management of other health problems they have, a new study suggests. One in 10 people with Alzheimer's disease or dementia had at least one hospital stay in 2013 that may have been preventable, the researchers reported. "We found a lot of patients who go...

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1.6 Million Child-Bearing Women in Latin America Could Get Z…

25-07-2016

1.6 Million Child-Bearing Women in Latin America Could Get Zika: Study

MONDAY, July 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Up to 1.6 million child-bearing women in Central and South America may be at risk for infection with the Zika virus by the end of the first phase of the epidemic, new research suggests. Mosquito-borne Zika has been linked with serious birth defects including microcephaly, where babies are born with too-small heads and brains. Thousands of such cases have already occurred in...

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Edible Pot Sends Toddlers to Colorado ERs

25-07-2016

Edible Pot Sends Toddlers to Colorado ERs

MONDAY, July 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Young children in Colorado are winding up in the emergency room after ingesting pot-laced goodies left out in the open by adults, doctors report. In 2014, Colorado and Washington became the first two states to legalize recreational marijuana. Shortly after, a sharp increase occurred in the number of Colorado kids younger than 10 who fell ill after being exposed to pot, researchers...

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'Heat Dome' Contines to Scorch Much of U.S.

25-07-2016

'Heat Dome' Contines to Scorch Much of U.S.

MONDAY, July 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The massive "heat dome" that sent temperatures in the United States soaring over the weekend continued to suffocate the central and eastern parts of the country on Monday, as experts offered tips on how to stay cool in the sweltering weather. With a heat dome, a massive ridge of high pressure essentially traps hot air underneath it, and miserably hot weather...

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CDC Updates Zika Guidelines for Pregnant Women

25-07-2016

CDC Updates Zika Guidelines for Pregnant Women

MONDAY, July 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health officials on Monday updated their Zika virus guidelines, saying that pregnant women could contract Zika from a sex partner of either gender. The virus can cause serious birth defects including microcephaly, where babies are born with abnormally small heads and brains. The new update follows news last week of the first recorded female-to-male transmission of the virus during sex. While...

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Health Tip: Is Arthritis Affecting Your Hip?

25-07-2016

(HealthDay News) -- Slowing down with occasional aches and pains in your hip may be a common sign of aging. But other symptoms may indicate hip arthritis. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons says warning signs of hip arthritis include: Pain that starts in the...

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Delirium Common in Cancer Patients Seen in ER

25-07-2016

Delirium Common in Cancer Patients Seen in ER

MONDAY, July 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Delirium is fairly common, yet often missed, in advanced cancer patients who visit emergency departments, a new study says. Delirium is a serious disturbance in thinking and awareness, according to the U.S. National Cancer Institute. Researchers looked for delirium in 243 advanced cancer patients seen at an emergency department. The patients were between the ages of 19 and 89. The researchers found that...

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