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  • FRIDAY, May 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) — We’ve all “caught” yawning from other people, but why that happens is unclear, according to a psychologist who has researched the behavior. “In short, we don’t know why yawns are contagious,” said Meredith Williamson, a clinical assistant professor at Texas A&M College of Medicine. “Researchers used to think… The post Are Yawns Really Contagious? appeared fi...

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  • FRIDAY, May 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Your risk of vision problems increases with age, but there are things you can do to protect your sight, eye doctors say. By age 65, one in three Americans will have a vision-impairing eye disease. But early treatment of many of these conditions can slow or halt vision… The post 5 Ways to Protect Your Eye Health appeared first on Piedmont HealthCare.

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  • FRIDAY, May 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Although millions of Americans suffer concussions each year, many aren’t given information about traumatic brain injury or follow-up care, a new study finds. “The lack of follow-up after a concussion is concerning because these patients can suffer adverse and debilitating effects for a very long time,” said study… The post Little Follow-Up for Many Concussio...

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  • FRIDAY, May 25, 2018 (American Heart Association) — A daily dose of aspirin could help pregnant women in the first stage of high blood pressure avoid a condition that puts both mother and baby in danger, according to a new study. New guidelines lowering the threshold for what defines high blood pressure pose a quandary… The post AHA: Aspirin May Help Some Pregnant Women Avoid Preeclampsia appeared...

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  • FRIDAY, May 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Summer sun brings childhood fun, but experts warn it also brings skin cancer dangers, even for kids. “Don’t assume children cannot get skin cancer because of their age,” said Dr. Alberto Pappo, director of the solid tumor division at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. “Unlike… The post Here Comes the Sun, and Kid Sun Safety appeared firs...

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  • FRIDAY, May 25, 2018 (American Heart Association) — A daily dose of aspirin could help pregnant women in the first stage of high blood pressure avoid a condition that puts both mother and baby in danger, according to a new study. New guidelines lowering the threshold for what defines high blood pressure pose a quandary… The post AHA: Aspirin May Help Some Pregnant Women Avoid Preeclampsia appeared...

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  • FRIDAY, May 25, 2018 (American Heart Association) — A daily dose of aspirin could help pregnant women in the first stage of high blood pressure avoid a condition that puts both mother and baby in danger, according to a new study. New guidelines lowering the threshold for what defines high blood pressure pose a quandary… The post AHA: Aspirin May Help Some Pregnant Women Avoid Preeclampsia appeared...

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  • FRIDAY, May 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Obesity brings with it many health ills, but there could be one silver lining, new research shows. If you’re in the hospital suffering from an infectious disease, you’re half as likely to die if you’re overweight or obese, Danish researchers report. For the study, Sigrid Gribsholt, from Aarhus… The post Obesity May Offer Some Protection When Severe Infection...

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  • FRIDAY, May 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Endometriosis is a painful condition affecting many women, yet often years pass before it’s diagnosed. Tissue that normally lines the inside of the uterus starts growing outside it, often affecting the ovaries, the bowel or tissue lining your pelvis. Cysts or scar tissue can form. Beyond intense physical… The post Are You Ignoring Endometriosis? appeared fir...

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  • FRIDAY, May 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Lots of things grow in the spring, including your risk of severe allergic reactions and asthma attacks. So people need to take preventive measures and know when to seek medical care, an emergency physician says. “Spring tends to bring more people to the emergency department,” Dr. Paul Kivela,… The post Be Smart When It Comes to Spring Allergies and Asthma ap...

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  • FRIDAY, May 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Outdoor enthusiasts: Here’s a bit of good tick-fighting news just in time for Memorial Day weekend and the unofficial start of summer. A new U.S. government study confirms that insecticide-treated clothes marketed for preventing tick-borne ills do, in fact, thwart the pests. In lab tests of clothes bought… The post To Repel Ticks This Summer, Try Insecticide...

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  • FRIDAY, May 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Are tablets, smartphones and laptops robbing Americans of shut-eye? Absolutely, said researchers who found that the unending entertainments and the light the devices emit are a powerful, slumber-killing combo. The finding comes from a small analysis of nine otherwise healthy adults in their 20s. Their sleep was tracked… The post Leave Tablets, Smartphones Ou...

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  • THURSDAY, May 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Because vertigo can have many causes, treating it can be difficult, but researchers have identified a new type that may be effectively treated with medication. “These conditions can be difficult to diagnose and quite debilitating for people, so it’s exciting to be able to discover this new diagnosis… The post Newly Identified Form of Vertigo Responds to Tr...

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  • THURSDAY, May 24, 2018 (American Heart Association) — South Asians living in the United States are more likely to die from heart disease than the general population. But this risk has been largely hidden by a lack of data, researchers say. Immigrants coming from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka are… The post AHA: Heart Disease a Hidden Threat to South Asians i...

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  • THURSDAY, May 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Women with sleep apnea might experience a boost in their sex life if they regularly use a CPAP machine, a new study shows. Researchers found that women who used the device nightly reported a significant improvement in their sexual satisfaction after a year of treatment. The same benefit… The post Snorers, Could CPAP Help Your Sex Life, Too? appeared first ...

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  • THURSDAY, May 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Breast cancer patients who adopted a low-fat diet were more likely to survive for at least a decade after diagnosis, compared to patients who ate fattier fare, new research shows. The study has “found yet another health benefit to eating a low-fat diet, and more fruits and vegetables,”… The post Low-Fat Diet Tied to Better Breast Cancer Survival appeared f...

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  • THURSDAY, May 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Someday doctors may be able to diagnose gastrointestinal (GI) problems without invasive tests by asking patients to swallow a capsule containing a small, bacteria-laced sensor. The so-called “bacteria on a chip” method pairs tiny electronic sensors with laboratory-enhanced bacteria that react to bleeding in the stomach and other… The post A Germ-Filled Cap...

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  • THURSDAY, May 24, 2018 (American Heart Association) — South Asians living in the United States are more likely to die from heart disease than the general population. But this risk has been largely hidden by a lack of data, researchers say. Immigrants coming from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka are… The post AHA: Heart Disease a Hidden Threat to South Asians i...

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  • THURSDAY, May 24, 2018 (American Heart Association) — Flying at 35,000 feet at the start of a trip from their Chicago home to Hawaii to celebrate the upcoming birth of their first child, Dave Levy woke his sleeping wife and said, “Does my right eye look weird?” Allison Pataki, five months pregnant, replied that his… The post AHA: High-Flying Young Doc Overcomes Stroke That Once Grounded Him appear...

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  • THURSDAY, May 24, 2018 (American Heart Association) — South Asians living in the United States are more likely to die from heart disease than the general population. But this risk has been largely hidden by a lack of data, researchers say. Immigrants coming from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka are… The post AHA: Heart Disease a Hidden Threat to South Asians i...

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  • THURSDAY, May 24, 2018 (American Heart Association) — Flying at 35,000 feet at the start of a trip from their Chicago home to Hawaii to celebrate the upcoming birth of their first child, Dave Levy woke his sleeping wife and said, “Does my right eye look weird?” Allison Pataki, five months pregnant, replied that his… The post AHA: High-Flying Young Doc Overcomes Stroke That Once Grounded Him appear...

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  • THURSDAY, May 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Sufferers of severe eczema may be at greater risk for heart attack, stroke and irregular heartbeat, British researchers report. Although the added risk is small, it’s important from a public health perspective because eczema affects up to 10 percent of adults, the researchers said. Eczema is a term… The post Severe Eczema May Be Linked to Heart Disease Ris...

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  • WEDNESDAY, May 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) — For older people, breathing in dirty air puts them at risk of being hospitalized with a dangerous respiratory disease, a new study suggests. Among U.S. seniors, hospital admissions for acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) rose as levels of both ozone and fine particulate matter increased — even when… The post Even at 'Safe' Levels, Air Pollution Put...

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  • WEDNESDAY, May 23, 2018 (American Heart Association) — A preterm birth may serve as an early warning of a woman’s future risk of a heart attack or stroke, according to a new study. The findings, published May 23 in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension, found that women who gave birth before 37 weeks of… The post AHA: Preterm Birth Could Warn of Mom's Future Heart Risks appeared firs...

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  • WEDNESDAY, May 23, 2018 (American Heart Association) — A preterm birth may serve as an early warning of a woman’s future risk of a heart attack or stroke, according to a new study. The findings, published May 23 in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension, found that women who gave birth before 37 weeks of… The post AHA: Preterm Birth Could Warn of Mom's Future Heart Risks appeared firs...

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  • WEDNESDAY, May 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Laws in a dozen U.S. states say it’s okay to deny services to same-sex couples due to religious objections. But new research finds such legislation could lead to mental distress to lesbians and gays living in those states, not just those personally discriminated against. Boston University researchers concluded… The post 'Religious Refusal Laws' May Take M...

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  • WEDNESDAY, May 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Consumers should stop using over-the-counter teething products that contain benzocaine because they pose a serious health threat to infants and young children, U.S. health officials warned Wednesday. Benzocaine can cause a serious health threat called methemoglobinemia, which greatly reduces the level of oxygen carried through the blood. The… The post Tre...

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  • WEDNESDAY, May 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Extra pounds in early childhood may do more than put a child’s physical health at risk — they might result in a slightly lower IQ, new research suggests. The study found that “non-lean” children tended to score lower on an intelligence quotient (IQ) test years later, particularly in… The post Can Excess Weight in Toddlers Cause Brain Drain? appeared first...

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