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16 Jan

In Vitro Drug Exposure and Learning

Children exposed to drugs in the womb at risk for poor school performance, study finds.

13 Jan

Exercise Habits and Mortality

Cramming your exercise into one or two weekend sessions may still protect your life, study finds.

12 Jan

Cooking Methods and Cancer

High intake of grilled or smoked meats may increase mortality risk among breast cancer patients, study finds.

For a Colicky Baby, You Might Give Acupuncture a Try

MONDAY, Jan. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For beleaguered parents desperate to soothe a colicky baby, Swedish researchers have a novel suggestion -- acupuncture.

After two weeks of treatment, about two-thirds of babies given acupuncture no longer had colic compared to just over a third of infants who didn't have the needle treatment, ...

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Medical Groups Raise Blood Pressure Rx Threshold for Healthy Adults Over 60

MONDAY, Jan. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Two leading medical organizations are recommending a less aggressive target for the treatment of high blood pressure in adults 60 and older who are otherwise healthy.

Traditionally, the threshold for high blood pressure has been set at 140 mmHg systolic blood pressure (the top number in a readi...

  • Robert Preidt
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  • January 16, 2017
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First Stop for Scuba Divers: The Dentist's Office?

MONDAY, Jan. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The first time she tried scuba diving, Vinisha Ranna felt a squeezing sensation in her teeth.

That experience led to a study that concluded divers often encounter dental problems underwater. Potentially, these problems include pain in the teeth, jaw and gums; loose crowns; and broken fillings, ...

  • Randy Dotinga
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  • January 16, 2017
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'Superbug' May Be More Widespread Than Thought

MONDAY, Jan. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A type of potentially deadly drug-resistant bacteria is more widespread in U.S. hospitals than previously thought and needs to be more closely monitored, a new study suggests.

Researchers checked for cases of illness caused by carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) in a sample of ...

  • Robert Preidt
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  • January 16, 2017
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Debunking Winter Weather Myths

MONDAY, Jan. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A hot toddy may seem like a good way to stay toasty on a freezing day because it makes blood rush to your skin's surface. But drinking alcohol actually speeds heat loss, according to experts.

That's just one common myth about winter and cold weather. Separating fact from fiction is key to avoi...

  • Mary Elizabeth Dallas
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  • January 16, 2017
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Most Smokers With Mental Illness Want to Kick the Habit

MONDAY, Jan. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly six in 10 Americans with severe mental illness smoke, and a new study suggests that many of them want to quit.

The problem is that many of these patients don't get help from their psychiatrists and caseworkers, researchers report.

"Patients with serious mental illness die an av...

  • Randy Dotinga
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  • January 16, 2017
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