Ex-NFL Pros Push for End to Kids’ Tackle Football

Tweet By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A group of former National Football League greats — including Hall of Famers Harry Carson of the New York Giants and Nick Buoniconti of the Miami Dolphins — is urging parents not to let their children play tackle football until they’re at least 14 years old. The group...
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‘Hot’ Yoga Is No Better for Your Heart: Study

Tweet By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) — It’s called “hot” yoga because it’s practiced in sweltering temperatures, and some research has hinted that it might improve heart health more than traditional yoga. But a new study suggests that adding heat to your Half Moon pose doesn’t boost its cardiac benefits. “We...
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Flu May Be Spread By Just Breathing

Tweet By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) — In the midst of an especially tough flu season, here’s more bad news: Researchers say it may be possible to spread the virus simply by breathing. Until now, it was thought that people picked up a flu virus when they touched contaminated surfaces or inhaled droplets in the air ejected by...
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Scientists Seek a Better Flu Vaccine

Tweet By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Instead of getting a flu shot at the doctor’s office, you might someday inhale a nasal spray vaccine at home. That’s the goal of researchers who say a genetically engineered flu vaccine shows promise in animal research, and may ultimately lead to better influenza protection. Although...
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‘One-Stop’ Blood Test for Cancer Shows Early Promise

Tweet Continued But much work remains. “This is not ready for routine clinical use,” Lennon said. For one, the current study did not look at whether CancerSEEK can actually screen for tumors. Its accuracy was tested in patients already diagnosed with cancer. Screening, by definition, means testing apparently healthy people for early signs of cancer, before symptoms arise. “We still...
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Tide Pod ‘Challenge:’ Web Fad Brings Big Dangers

Tweet By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) — You’ve gotta be kidding me. That’s gotta be fake. That’s the understandable first reaction of many to the viral phenomenon dubbed the “Tide Pod Challenge.” Sad to say, it’s real. Prompted by internet dares, dozens of U.S. teenagers in recent weeks have popped...
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Are There Health Downsides To Vegetarian Diets?

Tweet {{#each webmd_rendition.content.wbmd_asset.content_section.cons_slideshow.slide_group}} {{/each}} Jan. 18, 2018 — It’s becoming more popular to eat meat-free at least part of the time. While more than 3% of Americans are full-time vegetarians, a recent poll by the Vegetarian Resource Group found that 37% of respondents say they always or sometimes eat vegetarian meals...
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A Mother’s Story: Flu Killed Daughter in Two Days

Tweet Jan. 18, 2018 — When Franki Andersen hears someone say they don’t bother with getting a flu shot, she doesn’t lecture or criticize. But because she knows what can happen when you don’t, she does feel compelled to share her heartbreaking flu story. ‘ } ); ss.positionArrowsIa(‘#dyn-ss-1′, 0, slideshow_length); /*...
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Walmart Packet Turns Opioid Pills Into Useless Gel

Tweet Packets that turn unused opioid painkillers into useless gel are available for free at Walmart pharmacies. The move is meant to reduce the risk of opioid abuse. About four million Americans are addicted to prescription painkillers, and users often obtain the drugs from the medicine cabinets of family and friends, according to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency. The disposal packets being handed...
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Reduce Legal Blood-Alcohol Limit to Cut Drunk Driving Deaths: Report

Tweet By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Lower legal blood alcohol levels for drivers are needed to eliminate drunk driving deaths in the United States, according to a new report. All states should lower legal blood alcohol levels for drivers from 0.08 to 0.05 percent blood alcohol concentration (BAC), the National Academies of Sciences,...
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