Monthly archive for September 2017

Even a Little More Activity Could Save Millions of Lives

FRIDAY, Sept. 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Just a half-hour of physical activity a day could prevent millions of early deaths and cases of heart disease worldwide, a new study says. “Meeting physical activity guidelines by walking for as little as 30 minutes most days of the

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HIV and Smoking a Lethal Combo for the Lungs

MONDAY, Sept. 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) — HIV patients who take their medication but also smoke are about 10 times more likely to die from lung cancer than from AIDS-related causes, a new study estimates. Lifesaving antiretroviral drugs have improved life expectancy to the point that patients

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Even Teens Can Suffer Organ Damage From High Blood Pressure

SUNDAY, Sept. 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) — High blood pressure can lead to organ damage — and the risk isn’t limited to adults, new research suggests. Along with a growing number of obese children in the United States, high blood pressure is on the rise — and

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Put a Flu Shot on the Back-to-School Checklist

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Annual flu vaccines are appropriate for everyone aged 6 months or older, the American Academy of Pediatrics reminds parents. It urges parents to vaccinate their kids to reduce the risk they’ll develop severe, life-threatening influenza. Flu killed more than 100

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