Monthly archive for October 2017

With Severe Flu Season Lurking, Shots a Must

FRIDAY, Oct. 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Early signs suggest that the United States will see a severe flu season, so it’s especially important for Americans to get their shots, health experts say. Australia had its worst flu season on record, and what happens in the southern

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Many Food Allergies May Develop in Adulthood

FRIDAY, Oct. 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Is the roof of your mouth itchy after a peanut butter sandwich? Does your skin break out in hives after you’ve cracked your way through a lobster dinner? It’s possible you’re one of the many adults who developed a food

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A 3×10 Exercise Plan That’ll Work for You

MONDAY, Oct. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Sometimes it’s hard to fit 30 minutes of exercise into your day. But did you know you can break up daily workouts into shorter segments and get the same health benefits? Exercising for just 10 minutes at a time, three

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Plan an Allergy-Safe Halloween for Your Child

SATURDAY, Oct. 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Halloween’s frights extend beyond goblins and ghouls if you’re a child with food allergies or asthma. “You want Halloween to be scary for the right reasons — ghosts, goblins and witches — not allergies and asthma,” said allergist Dr. Stephen

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How to Talk to Someone With Cancer

THURSDAY, Oct. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) — For people diagnosed with cancer, communication with family members plays a vital role in their health and well-being, according to an expert from San Diego State University. After studying this issue for a decade, communications professor Wayne Beach concluded that

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The Value of Strength Training

MONDAY, Oct. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Strength training — also called resistance training or, simply, weightlifting — isn’t just for those muscular bodybuilders at the gym. It’s a type of exercise that should be part of everyone’s overall fitness plan. Why? Strength training keeps muscle toned,

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Rare Tumor May Point the Way to Diabetes Treatment

THURSDAY, Oct. 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) — A rare, benign tumor that grows in the pancreas may give doctors the tools they need to help people with diabetes make more insulin. These tumors are called insulinomas because they secrete the hormone insulin in excessive amounts. People with

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Prenatal Multivitamins Linked to Lower Autism Risk

THURSDAY, Oct. 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Taking a multivitamin during pregnancy may reduce a child’s risk of developing autism, a new study suggests. Analyzing more than a quarter-million mother-child pairs in Sweden, researchers found a link — but not cause and effect proof — between multivitamin

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Could Skipping Breakfast Feed Heart Disease?

MONDAY, Oct. 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Middle-aged adults who routinely skip breakfast are more likely to have clogged heart arteries than those who enjoy a big morning meal, a new study finds. The findings are the latest to link breakfast to better heart health. They suggest

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