Eating More Red Meat May Shorten Your Life

Tweet By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Is that second serving of steak or extra strip of bacon worth shaving time off your life? That’s a question researchers want you to ponder, because their new study finds the more red and processed meat you eat, the greater the odds of cutting your life short. People who increased...
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Workouts: A Way to Ease Severe Chronic Anxiety?

Tweet By Kayla McKiski HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Everyone experiences anxious moments now and then. But for those with Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), the worry is frequent and overwhelming, often interfering with everyday activities. Now, a small study suggests that these burdensome feelings can be quelled with a little heart-pumping...
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Type 1 Diabetes Might Hurt Young Kids’ Brain Growth

Tweet 6 Tips to Help if You’re Tired of Your Diabetes By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Children diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at an early age have slowed growth in brain areas linked to mild cognitive deficits, new research suggests. The study compared MRIs of the brain in kids with type 1 diabetes to age-matched...
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When Healthy Eating Becomes a Dangerous Obsession

Tweet By Cara Roberts Murez HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — When eating healthy becomes an around-the-clock obsession, it could be a sign of trouble. An extreme preoccupation with clean eating is an eating order called orthorexia nervosa. Though less well-known than anorexia nervosa or bulimia — and not as well-documented —...
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FDA: Infections, 1 Death After Fecal Transplants

Tweet Crohn’s Complications By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Fecal transplants — transferring fecal matter from a healthy person into an ill person with a compromised “microbiome” — is an increasingly used new treatment for a variety of ills. But on Thursday federal health officials announced...
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Maine Legalizes Assisted Suicide

Tweet FRIDAY, June 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Maine has become the eighth state to legalize medically assisted suicide. “It is my hope that this law, while respecting the right to personal liberty, will be used sparingly,” Gov. Janet Mills, told the Associated Press. Under the law, doctors can prescribe a lethal dose of a drug to terminally ill patients and it will not be legally...
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New York Halts Religious Vaccine Exemption

Tweet June 14, 2019 — Reacting to an ongoing measles outbreak, New York state has eliminated the religious exemption for not vaccinating children. Most school systems require proof of vaccination to allow a child to attend class, but by claiming their religion doesn’t allow vaccinations, parents could duck the requirement, the Associated Press reported. Not everybody was happy about...
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Weedkillers in Cereals: What to Know

Tweet Environmental Working Group: “In New Round of Tests, Monsanto’s Weedkiller Still Contaminates Foods Marketed to Children,” June 12, 2019. News release, EPA: “EPA Takes Next Step in Review Process for Herbicide Glyphosate, Reaffirms No Risk to Public Health,” April 30, 2019. Alexis Temkin, PhD, toxicologist, Environmental Working Group. The New York...
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DDT Still In Lakes 50 Years After Ban

Tweet THURSDAY, June 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Although DDT was banned in the 1970s, the toxic pesticide still lurks in the sediment of lakes in New Brunswick, Canada, researchers report. To control insects, airplanes sprayed nearly 6,300 tons of DDT onto New Brunswick forests between 1952 and 1968. Sprayed DDT can enter lakes and rivers, and find its way into the food chain, researchers say. To...
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Report: Drug ODs, Suicides Soar Among Millennials

Tweet Slideshow: Self-Care and Recovery After Trauma By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — So-called “deaths of despair” are skyrocketing among millennials, with thousands of 18- to 34-year-olds losing their lives to drugs, alcohol and suicide each year, a new report says. During the past decade, drug-related...
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