Lower Vitamin D levels Linked to More Belly Fat

Tweet MONDAY, May 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Obese people who carry much of their excess fat around their waist are at risk of vitamin D deficiency, new research warns. The finding highlights yet another damaging health effect of obesity. Low vitamin D levels have been linked to poor bone health, as well as increased risk for respiratory infection, autoimmune disorders and heart disease. “The...
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Race May Play Role in Kids’ Suicide Risk

Tweet MONDAY, May 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) — It’s generally assumed that suicide is more common among white kids in the United States than their black peers. But that’s not the case among 5- to 12-year-olds, new research shows. Black children in that young age group are about twice as likely to take their own lives as whites, the researchers found. For older kids, the picture reverses:...
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Berries and Grapes May Keep You Breathin’ Easy

Tweet By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Adding more grapes and berries to your diet is a tasty way to give your lung health a boost, new research suggests. Folks who ate the most foods with a particular type of flavonoid, called anthocyanins, maintained the best lung function as they aged, researchers said. Anthocyanins are found...
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Low Dose of CBD Liquid Eases Epilepsy Seizures

Tweet How to Treat Childhood Focal Onset Seizures By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Less appears to be more when it comes to treating epilepsy with the marijuana extract cannabidiol, a new clinical trial suggests. Patients taking a 10-milligram (mg) daily dose of pharmaceutical grade cannabidiol (CBD) experienced nearly...
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More Cases in Lettuce-Linked E. Coli Outbreak, But End May Be Near

Tweet WEDNESDAY, May 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Twenty-three more illnesses caused by an E. coli outbreak tied to tainted romaine lettuce were reported by U.S. health officials on Wednesday. That brings the total number of cases to 172, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. But there was potential good news: The outbreak, tied to lettuce grown near Yuma, Ariz., might be...
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Men May Gain More From Cancer Immunotherapy

Tweet THURSDAY, May 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Male cancer patients seem to fare significantly better following immunotherapy treatment than female patients, new research indicates. “Both sex and gender can potentially affect the strength of the body’s immune response,” explained study author Dr. Fabio Conforti, from the European Institute of Oncology in Milan, Italy. For...
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Hookahs Hooking Lots of Young Adults on Tobacco

Tweet By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) — While much attention has been paid to the dangers of e-cigarette use among teens, new research shows that more than half of all tobacco smoked by young people comes from hookahs. The researchers warned that smoking cessation strategies should include these water pipes, which are...
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Medical Marijuana Ads May Spur Teen Pot Use

Tweet By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Teens who watch more medical marijuana ads are more likely to smoke pot themselves, new research indicates. “Our findings suggest that increased exposure to medical marijuana advertising is associated with increased marijuana use and related negative consequences throughout...
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FDA Approves First Non-Opioid for Withdrawal

Tweet May 17, 2018 — The FDA approved the first non-opioid drug, lofexidine hydrochloride (Lucemyra), to help treat symptoms of opioid withdrawal in adults. The FDA found the drug to be safe and effective in easing symptoms such as diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, anxiety, and an overall feeling of sickness that often keep patients from withdrawing from opioids. Lofexidine may ease withdrawal symptoms...
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Blood Type May Impact Severity of E. Coli Illness

Tweet By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Some vacationers may be more lucky than others if they catch a case of “traveler’s diarrhea.” Researchers found that for people infected with the type of E. coli bacteria that causes the condition, the severity of their symptoms seemed to depend on their blood...
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