If You Do Gain Weight, Polyunsaturated Fats May Prevent Some Damage

Tweet This May Prevent Some Damage With Weight Gain By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Muffins — and other fatty foods — can definitely put on the pounds, but those made with polyunsaturated oil may be safer for your heart than if they’re made with saturated fats like butter, a small study suggests. That’s because olive...
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Gut Microbes Tied to Jet Lag, Shift-Work Weight Gain

Tweet Gut Microbes and Jet Lag, Shift-Work Weight Gain By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Disruptions in the human circadian clock can throw off microbes in the gut, potentially boosting the risk of obesity, a new study suggests. The results may help explain why shift workers and people who get jet lag by traveling frequently often pack on extra...
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Health Highlights: Oct. 16, 2014

Tweet Two New Drugs Approved for Fatal Lung Disease Oct. 16, 2014 — Two newly-approved drugs can slow the progression of a deadly lung disease, but there are concerns about the drugs’ high prices. Roche’s Esbriet and Boehringer Ingelheim’s Ofev were approved Wednesday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for treatment of people with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, The New...
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Palestinian Motor Racing Documentary to Open Doha Youth Film Festival

Tweet Speed Sisters, a documentary about the West Bank’s only all-female streetcar racing team, will open the Ajyal Youth Film Festival in the Qatari capital of Doha. The debut feature of Lebanese-Canadian director Amber Fares was developed with support from the Sundance Institute and Qatar’s own Doha Film Institute, and began when Fares started documenting the group of racers back in 2010. Read...
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More Evidence That Exercise May Help Fight Depression

Tweet More Evidence Exercise May Help Fight Depression By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Physically active people are less likely to show signs of depression, a new study finds. And exercise can help improve mood in people who already feel depressed, but there’s a catch: Depressive symptoms appear to be a barrier to physical activity, the...
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Detergent Pods Pose Risk to Kids’ Eyes, Researchers Warn

Tweet Detergent Pods Pose Risk to Kids’ Eyes By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The popular “pods” that hold liquid laundry or dishwasher detergent can pose a danger to kids, especially to their eyes, a new study reports. Researchers say parents should keep the pods away from children because if kids squeeze or bite them, the liquid...
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California’s Insurance Exchange Gears Up For Round Two

Tweet California’s insurance exchange began mailing renewal notices this week to more than 1.1 million people already enrolled in health plans, officials announced Thursday. Consumers who want to make changes must do so by Dec. 15 for coverage effective Jan. 1, while those who want to keep their current plans will be renewed automatically. The renewals are occurring as the state’s marketplace,...
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Older Antibiotic Still Works Against Staph Infections, Study Finds

Tweet Older Antibiotic Still Works On Staph Infections By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — An older antibiotic called vancomycin is still effective in treating dangerous Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infections, a new study finds. The findings show that doctors should keep using vancomycin to treat Staphylococcus aureus infections even though there...
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Obama Appoints ‘Ebola Czar’

Tweet Obama Appoints ‘Ebola Czar’ By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — President Barack Obama on Friday appointed Ron Klain, a former chief of staff to Vice President Joe Biden and a trusted White House adviser, as Ebola “czar.” His role: to oversee the federal government’s response to the small but anxiety-producing presence...
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Too Much Nail Trimming May Lead to Problems

Tweet Nail Stress According to the research, published in the journal Physical Biology, regular poor trimming can tip the fine balance of nail growth, causing physical stress to the nail. Over time, this can cause a change in nail shape, which can lead to serious nail conditions. “Looking at our results, we suggest that nail beauty fanatics who trim their nails on a daily basis opt for straight...
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