Infant Walkers Still Injuring Thousands of Babies

Tweet By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Despite decades of warnings about the hazards of baby walkers, thousands of toddlers still end up in hospital emergency rooms with walker-related injuries, new research shows. The study reported that more than 230,000 children younger than 15 months old were treated in emergency rooms...
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Fertile Females Smell Better to Men

Tweet MONDAY, Sept. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) — New research suggests there is no perfume a man loves more than the scent of a fertile woman. Researchers in Switzerland determined that women who are the “fittest” for reproduction have a distinctive scent that makes them particularly appealing to men. “Women with high estrogen and low progesterone levels are most attractive...
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1 in 3 High School E-Cig Users Vape Pot: Survey

Tweet By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) — E-cigarettes are fast becoming a clever way for American teens to use pot, with a new survey showing that nearly a third of high school e-cig users have vaped marijuana. The survey involved nearly 20,700 middle and high school students from both public and private institutions. The goal...
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Lose Weight, Reverse Type 2 Diabetes: Why It Works

Tweet Roy Taylor, MD, professor of medicine, University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne, U.K. Peter Maher, 71, retired head teacher, Ennerdale Bridge, U.K. The Lancet: “Primary care-led weight management for remission of type 2 diabetes (DIRECT): an open-label, cluster-randomised trial.” Cell Metabolism:” Remission of Human Type 2 Diabetes Requires Decrease...
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Many Americans Slicing Meat From Their Diet

Tweet By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Is America’s love affair with meat starting to lose its luster? A new survey finds that many Americans are cutting back on the amount of red and processed meat they eat — and even some poultry and fish — because they’re worried about their health or their...
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FDA Approves 2nd Migraine Prevention Drug

Tweet Sept. 17, 2018 — The FDA has approved Ajovy, a new drug for migraine prevention in adults, the manufacturer, Teva Pharmaceuticals, has announced. The injectable drug, known as fremanezumab, a “humanized monoclonal antibody,” is the only one of its kind to offer quarterly and monthly dosing options, the company says in a news release. The FDA in May approved a first self-injectable...
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Even High-Fat Dairy Might Be Good for You

Tweet By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Dairy foods might be your ticket to better heart health, even if you’re drinking whole milk and eating rich cheeses, a new study suggests. The study couldn’t prove cause-and-effect, but folks who ate three servings of dairy per day had an overall lower risk of death during...
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Cancer Advances Rely on U.S. Funding: Report

Tweet Chemo: 3 Things You Need to Know By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Almost two dozen new cancer treatments received U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval in the past year, a new report reveals. These treatments include innovative immunotherapies that target cancer cells (called CAR T-cell therapies) and...
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Could a Placebo Pill Help Ease Your Back Pain?

Tweet By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) — With millions of pain-plagued Americans looking for an alternative to opioids, the solution for some might be no medicine at all. New research suggests that a good many back pain patients might find relief in a “dummy” sugar pill, eliminating their need for strong medication. About...
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A Needle-Free Flu Vaccine in the Mail?Could Be

Tweet Nagging Cough? Ask WebMD By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Instead of visiting the doctor each fall, sitting in a waiting room filled with the sniffling, sneezing masses — what if you could just slap on a flu vaccine “patch” sent in the mail? That’s the vision of researchers who’ve...
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