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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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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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Meditation’s Soothing Effects

TUESDAY, Aug. 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Meditation has been embraced by cultures around the world for thousands of years. Many people meditate for mental wellness, to relieve stress and become more calm and relaxed. According to the U.S. National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, there’s

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An Expert’s Guide to Preventing Food Poisoning

SATURDAY, Aug. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Foodborne illnesses sicken almost 50 million people annually in the United States, according to government statistics. But many of those episodes could be prevented, and proper sanitation when handling food is the key, says one expert. “If all of us

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It’s Never Too Soon to Safeguard Your Bones

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Bone health is literally something you build on throughout your life, not just as a child. And the efforts you put in now will keep bones strong and help prevent the bone-thinning disease osteoporosis later on, as you age. Most

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