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Can an Apple a Day Keep COPD Away?

25-02-2017

Can an Apple a Day Keep COPD Away?

THURSDAY, Feb. 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Eating lots of fruits and vegetables is good for everyone -- and may even help current and former...

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Lower Back Disk Surgeries May Benefit All Ages

25-02-2017

Lower Back Disk Surgeries May Benefit All Ages

THURSDAY, Feb. 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- People of all ages seem to benefit from surgery for a slipped or bulging ("herniated") disk in the lower back, a new study suggests....

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'Superbug' Infections Striking More U.S. Kids

25-02-2017

'Superbug' Infections Striking More U.S. Kids

FRIDAY, Feb. 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A type of antibiotic-resistant bacterial infection has increased 700 percent in American children since 2007, a new investigation reveals....

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10 Daily Servings of Fruits, Veggies a Recipe for Longevity

25-02-2017

10 Daily Servings of Fruits, Veggies a Recipe for Longevity

Latest Nutrition, Food & Recipes News THURSDAY, Feb. 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- If you want to add years to your life, 10 daily servings of fruits and vegetables may be the best recipe you can follow, a new analysis suggests. The benefits appear to come through lower rates of heart attack , stroke , cancer and early death. And if everyone found a way to get 10 daily servings of produce, 7.8 million premature deaths would be avoided each year worldwide, the British researchers estimated. Exactly how much in the way of fruits and vegetables is that? Anywhere...

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As Trump Rolls Back Transgender Bathroom Rights . . .

25-02-2017

As Trump Rolls Back Transgender Bathroom Rights . . .

Latest Mental Health News THURSDAY, Feb. 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The controversy over so-called transgender bathroom bills continues to escalate following President Donald Trump's decision Wednesday to overturn an Obama administration directive that allowed students to use restrooms that correspond with their gender identity. Conservatives who saw the Obama directive as a glaring example of federal government overreach were delighted with Wednesday's announcement. "No longer will federal officials distort federal law that is meant to equalize educational opportunities for women, and no longer will they force local officials to intermingle boys and girls within private areas like locker rooms,...

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How the Neanderthal in Your Genes Affects Your Health

25-02-2017

How the Neanderthal in Your Genes Affects Your Health

By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter Latest Prevention & Wellness News THURSDAY, Feb. 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Neanderthals were wiped out about 40,000 years ago, but some of their genes live on in modern humans. And scientists are learning more about what that might mean for our health. Researchers have known for some time that many people carry bits of Neanderthal DNA. In fact, if you're of European or Asian ancestry, your genes are likely between 1 and 2 percent Neanderthal, said Rajiv McCoy, the first author of the new study. And while most people have heard of Neanderthals, they...

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Study Finds Stroke Care Faster for Men Than Women

25-02-2017

Study Finds Stroke Care Faster for Men Than Women

By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Male stroke patients are more than twice as likely as female patients to receive clot-busting stroke treatment within 30 minutes of hospital arrival, a new study reports. This means men who suffer a stroke are less likely to face long-term disability, since every minute counts when it comes to treatment with the clot-buster known as tissue plasminogen activator, or tPA, said lead researcher Dr. Archit Bhatt. He's a neurologist with the Providence Brain and Spine Institute in Portland, Ore. To have any effect, tPA must be administered within...

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Belly Fat More Dangerous in Older Women Than Being Overweigh…

25-02-2017

Belly Fat More Dangerous in Older Women Than Being Overweight

By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter Latest Diet & Weight Management News THURSDAY, Feb. 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- In older women, it's not excess weight that's deadly, but where those extra pounds collect that can shorten life, a new study reports. Among women 70 to 79, being overweight or obese didn't appear to cut years off life -- unless the weight was centered around the waist. But being underweight also appeared to shorten life span, researchers found. " Abdominal fat is more deadly than carrying excess weight," said lead researcher Zhao Chen. She's chair of the University of Arizona's department...

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