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Late Dinners Won't Doom Kids to Obesity

23-05-2016

Late Dinners Won't Doom Kids to Obesity

MONDAY, May 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Late suppers may not be a recipe for childhood obesity, a new study shows. Some previous research has suggested that the timing of meals could affect the risk of being overweight or obese, the investigators said. British researchers looked at data from more than 1,600 children, aged 4 to 18. They found that the risk of overweight or obesity was no higher among...

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At Least 1 Full-Time Nurse Per School, Pediatric Group Recom…

23-05-2016

At Least 1 Full-Time Nurse Per School, Pediatric Group Recommends

MONDAY, May 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Every school should have at least one full-time registered nurse, a new American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) policy statement says. "School nursing is one of the most effective ways to keep children healthy and in school and to prevent chronic absenteeism," Dr. Breena Welch Holmes, a lead author of the policy statement and chair of the AAP Council on School Health, said...

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Health Tip: Caring For Your Teeth During Pregnancy

23-05-2016

(HealthDay News) -- Pregnancy means taking better care of yourself -- including your teeth. The American Dental Association suggests: Brush and floss teeth regularly, and rinse each night with a fluoride mouth wash. See your dentist for checkups, and tell him or her that you're pregnant. Look...

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Tai Chi: Rx for Arthritic Knees

23-05-2016

Tai Chi: Rx for Arthritic Knees

MONDAY, May 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Legions of arthritis sufferers try physical therapy and anti-inflammatory drugs to no avail. Now, a new study looks East for relief -- to the martial art tai chi. Researchers concluded that tai chi offers an alternative to physical therapy for common knee osteoarthritis -- and it might also boost well-being. This ancient Chinese exercise may particularly benefit overweight older adults, the researchers...

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Extreme 'Preemies' Often Have Lifelong Challenges

23-05-2016

Extreme 'Preemies' Often Have Lifelong Challenges

MONDAY, May 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Extremely premature infants often face lifelong challenges, enduring more physical, emotional and social difficulties as adults than their peers born full-term, researchers report. In general, however, these tiny babies grow up to contribute to society and live independently, a study of nearly 200 adults in Canada has found. Still, researchers found those born very prematurely were more likely to be unemployed, earn...

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Could 'Star Trek'-Like 'Tricorder' for Health Be Near?

23-05-2016

Could 'Star Trek'-Like 'Tricorder' for Health Be Near?

MONDAY, May 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- "Beam us up, Scotty!" U.S. researchers say they've developed a small, wearable health monitor they're likening to the "Star Trek" tricorder. The flexible Chem-Phys patch can be worn on the chest and tracks biochemical and electrical signals in the human body. It then communicates all that wirelessly to a laptop, smartphone or smartwatch, said a team of engineers from the University of California,...

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Health Tip: Losing Your Hair?

23-05-2016

(HealthDay News) -- Baldness, once thought to be a male-only condition, also affects women. Want to know more? Here's some background information, courtesy of the American Academy of Dermatology: Hair care practices can worsen hair loss. Avoid activities that can damage hair, such as blow drying...

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Fertility Info Lacking for Young Women Who Beat Cancer

23-05-2016

Fertility Info Lacking for Young Women Who Beat Cancer

MONDAY, May 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many young female cancer survivors say they don't receive enough information about preserving their fertility, a new study finds. These women are at risk for early menopause because of their cancer treatment. If they want to have children but are not yet ready to start a family, they may be able to freeze their eggs or embryos after treatment, researchers explained. "The potential...

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