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10 ways to cure your child's constipation

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 6:00am

Constipation is a common problem for kids in the US— nearly 5 percent of visits to the pediatrician and a quarter of referrals to gastroenterology specialists are due to constipation, according to a report in the Journal of Pediatric Health Care.

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Married people have lower risk of cardiovascular disease, study shows

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 6:00am

Marriage is an affair of the heart – and it may even protect your ticker as well.

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7 things you can do now to get ready for bikini season

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 6:00am

Now that spring is here, it’s time to start thinking about bathing suit season.

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30 ways to save your heart

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 6:00am

We've collected a whole slew of simple, effective strategies for safeguarding your heart health. You don't have to adopt all of these lifesavers, but give each one a try to see if you can stick with it for the long haul.

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Old-fashioned medical remedies making a comeback

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 3:00pm

Just like in fashion when trends come back in style – in medicine, too, some ‘old-time’ cures are making a comeback

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Being underweight puts people at high risk of death, study shows

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 2:45pm

Obesity isn’t the only thing that can put people at a higher risk for dying – being underweight also increases a person’s risk of death, according to a study released by St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto.

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Racing's concussion problem: Lowering risk for head injuries among NASCAR drivers

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 1:04pm

While concussions are commonly associated with football and contact sports, race car drivers are at risk, too.

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Video captures moment when deaf woman hears for the first time

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 12:05pm

The moment a deaf woman heard sound for the first time has been captured in a new viral video.

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Study finds many preteens have unhealthy cholesterol levels

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 10:24am

There's fresh evidence that a lot of young people could be headed for heart trouble.

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Mediterranean diet linked to lower risk of diabetes

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 10:00am

Eating like a Greek may lower your risk of diabetes, Counsel & Heal reported.

 

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Faces of drug arrests: New anti-drug campaign shows mug shots of addicts over time

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 9:31am

A new anti-drug campaign called, “More Than Meth: Faces of Drug Arrests,” is gaining national attention for its startling imagery illustrating the physical decline of drug users over time, as evidenced in their mug shots.

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Justina Pelletier's case: Sure, parents can make their kids sick

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 8:26am

From my experience as an adult, adolescent and forensic psychiatrist over the past twenty years, I can tell you that parents have a profoundly powerful psychological impact on children.

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Knee arthritis more likely after ACL reconstruction

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 7:43am

People who have had reconstructive surgery for a knee ligament tear develop wear-and-tear arthritis in the injured knee three times more often than in the uninjured knee, according to a new study.

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Liver transplant chances tied to distance from center, according to study of veterans

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 7:34am

People who live the farthest from liver transplant centers may be less likely to get on a waiting list, and ultimately to get a liver, than those who live closer, according to a new U.S. study.

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Is BPA-free plastic safe?

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 7:30am

It's an unsettling thought: What if all the BPA-avoiding we've been doing—carefully checking for a "BPA-Free" label before any plastic purchase—has all been for naught? That BPA alternatives are actually just as harmful, if not worse?

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Spring cleaning your kitchen? Break up with these foods ASAP

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 7:30am

Extend your organizational tear into the kitchen and kick these items — full of salt, sugar, fat and other unhealthy stuff — to the curb.

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British officials report two people infected with TB by pet cat

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 7:27am

England's public health agency says two people have caught tuberculosis from a pet cat, the first time the bacterial disease has been documented to spread from cat to human.

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Optimistic women more likely to have healthy habits, study says

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 7:15am

Women with a sunny disposition may also have an easier time adopting healthy habits, according to a new study.

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Flu vaccine cuts hospitalization risk for kids, CDC says

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 7:10am
The flu vaccine reducedchildren's risk of developing a life-threatening influenza infection by three quarters during the 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 flu seasons in the United States, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Smoking bans cut asthma attacks and premature births by 10 percent, study says

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 7:03am

Banning smoking in public places has helped to cut premature births by 10 percent, according to new research from the United States and Europe.

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