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July 16, 2018

Any Exercise Helps Beat Post-Smoking Pounds

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Being active, even a little, after quitting smoking helps reduce weight gain, researchers say.

July 16, 2018

Heat Making You Lethargic? Research Shows It Can Slow Your Brain, Too

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Research suggests that hot weather can slow our brains down.

Hot weather can influence cognitive performance, according to new research. Young adults living in non-air-conditioned dorms during a heat wave performed worse on math and attention tests.

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July 16, 2018

Multivitamins May Not Provide Heart Benefits

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An analysis found no ties between multivitamins and the risk for cardiovascular disease, coronary heart disease or stroke incidence or mortality.

July 09, 2018

Banned from Soap, Is Triclosan in Your Toothpaste?

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Young Woman Washing Hands with Bar of Soap

Triclosan, an antibacterial and antimicrobial chemical, has been used in personal care products and as a pesticide for decades. Scientists in recent years have stepped up their research into its potential health risks. The findings have been mixed.

July 09, 2018

Personal Health: How to Meet Your Body’s Water Needs

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Inadequate hydration can cause fatigue, poor appetite, heat intolerance, dizziness, constipation, kidney stones and a dangerous drop in blood pressure.

July 09, 2018

Recipe: Seared scallops with new potatoes and field greens

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Scallops are a good source of vitamin B-12 and potassium. Here they're added to mixed field greens and topped with lemon dressing for a quick, healthy salad.

July 02, 2018

Phys Ed: Walk Briskly for Your Health. About 100 Steps a Minute.

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Vigorous walking requires about 130 steps per minute, while jogging starts at about 140.

July 02, 2018

Hot Cars and Children’s Heatstroke, a Deadly Combo

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According to NoHeatstroke.org, 760 children have died of heatstroke in cars since 1998. In over half of the cases, the child was left in the vehicle by accident.

July 02, 2018

Many Common Sunscreens May Harm Coral. Here's What To Use Instead

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Sunscreens containing minerals like zinc oxide and titanium dioxide reflect sun rays away from skin and are a good alternative to chemicals that could be harmful to ocean reefs.

Hawaii is about to ban the sale of sunscreens containing certain chemicals which have been shown to harm coral reefs. Environmentalists urge a switch to mineral-based products.

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June 25, 2018

Tips and Tricks For Tick Prevention

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The Pocono Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center in Stroudsburg says that many people have requested opossums to release into their yards. The popular program got started in 2016.

June 25, 2018

Does Vitamin D Really Protect Against Colorectal Cancer?

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A serving of salmon contains about 600 IUs of vitamin D, researchers say, and a cup of fortified milk around 100. Cereals and juices are sometimes fortified, too. Check the labels, researchers say, and aim for 600 IUs daily, or 800 if you

The jury's been out on whether low blood levels of vitamin D increase the risk of colorectal cancer. Researchers say a new review involving more than 12,000 people strongly suggests the answer is yes.

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June 25, 2018

The New Health Care: I Learned I Have Sleep Apnea. It’s More Serious Than Many People Realize.

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There are many treatment options for a problem that can be downright deadly.

June 18, 2018

Salmonella Risk Spurs Kellogg Honey Smacks Recall

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According to the CDC, 73 illnesses potentially tied to contaminated cereal have been reported across 31 states. Twenty-four people have been hospitalized, but no deaths have been reported. Illnesses have been reported from May 3 through May 28.

June 18, 2018

How Hunger Pangs Can Make Nice People 'Hangry'

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If you start to feel hangry, eat something!

For someone to become "hangry," context is key. People need to be in a negative situation or subject to negative stimuli to have a hangry response.

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June 18, 2018

Common Drugs May Be Contributing to Depression

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Over one-third of Americans take at least one medication with depression as a potential side effect, a new study reports.


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