Kratom May Cause Liver Damage: Study

Tweet Slideshow: Self-Care and Recovery After Trauma By Steven Reinberg                HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The popular herbal supplement kratom may cause liver damage, researchers warn. Kratom is widely available in smoke shops and online. It’s a botanical product made from Mitragyna speciosa, a tropical evergreen tree found in...
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Survey Shows Americans Feel Stressed

Tweet Slideshow: Self-Care and Recovery After Trauma By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Mass shootings, health care and the 2020 presidential election are significant causes of stress for American adults, a new survey finds. The poll of more than 3,600 U.S. adults found that 71% of them said mass shootings are a major source of stress, an...
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Are Low-Calorie Sweeteners Good or Bad for You?

Tweet Marquita Adams, consumer, Alexandria VA. Chris Brown, consumer, Aurora OH. FDA: “Additional Information about High-Intensity Sweeteners Permitted for Use in Food in the United States.” Sweeteners: “Sugar Alcohols as Sugar Substitutes in Food Industry.” Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: “Consumption of Low-Calorie Sweeteners among Children...
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Smoked Salmon Recalled for Botulism Risk

Tweet Nov. 8, 2019 — A company in Maine has recalled packages of smoked salmon sold in 23 states for fears it may be contaminated with botulism, a dangerous and potentially deadly form of food poisoning. Mill Stream Corp., which does business as Sullivan Harbor Farm of Hancock, ME, recalled the 10 lots of smoked salmon that was marketed as safe to be kept in the refrigerator or freezer. But...
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More Than 2 Million Pounds of Chicken Recalled

Tweet FDA: “Simmons Prepared Foods, Inc. Recalls Poultry Products due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination.” Article source: https://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/food-poisoning/news/20191108/more-than-2-million-pounds-of-chicken-recalled?src=RSS_PUBLIC
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Long-Acting Birth Control in a Patch?

Tweet Do I Have a Yeast Infection or Something Else? By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Researchers have developed a skin patch that might one day give women the ability to self-administer long-acting birth control. The patch, which contains “micro-needles” absorbed into the skin, is seen as a possible alternative to current long-acting...
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HIV Could Speed Menopause Onset

Tweet WEDNESDAY, Nov. 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Women with HIV experience menopause years sooner than other women — about three years earlier, on average, a new study finds. Treatment advances are keeping people with the virus alive longer, and those who adhere to therapy are expected to live into their mid-70s or longer. That means they’ll face aging issues that affect sexual and...
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Sleeping on an Incline Not Safe for Baby

Tweet Consumer Product Safety Commission: “CPSC Cautions Consumers Not to Use Inclined Infant Sleep Products,” Oct. 31, 2019. Erin Mannen, PhD, assistant professor and director of orthopedic research, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock. Sarah Lazarus, DO, pediatric emergency physician, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA Article source: https://www.webmd.com/parenting/baby/news/20191107/cspc-sleeping-on-an-incline-not-safe-for-baby?src=RSS_PUBLIC
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Only Children May Have Higher Obesity Risk

Tweet Nov. 6, 2019 — The risk of obesity may be higher in only children than in those with siblings, a new study says. Researchers examined the eating habits and body weight of only children and found that they had less healthy eating and drinking habits than those with brothers and sisters, CNN reported. One reason for the finding could be differences in the meal planning and organization...
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Exercise Can Help Prevent Depression

Tweet WEDNESDAY, Nov. 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Getting more exercise could help ward off depression, even if you have a genetic risk for it, new research shows. For the study, researchers analyzed data from nearly 8,000 people and found that those with a genetic predisposition were more likely to be diagnosed with depression over the next two years. But that was less likely for people who...
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