Dangers of ‘Superbug’ Germs Greater Than Believed

Tweet MONDAY, Dec. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The risk of new superbugs that pose a threat to human health and food crops is much higher than previously thought, new genetic research shows. There’s been an uptick in the number of laboratory studies showing how just one mutation could create highly infectious or “hypervirulent” strains of disease-causing bacteria, fungi and...
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Frozen Embryo Transfer Tied to Cancer Risk in Kids

Tweet Dec. 12, 2019 — Children born through the use of frozen embryo transfer have a slightly increased risk of childhood cancer, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed data from more than 1 million children born in Denmark between 1996 and 2012. They found that the rate of childhood cancer was 44.4 per 100,000 for children born using frozen embryo transfer, compared with 17.5 per 100,000...
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Labels Showing Exercise Needed to Offset Food Helps

Tweet WEDNESDAY, Dec. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Would you change your grocery list if a food label said “Walk an hour to burn off the calories in this product”? That’s the idea behind a new push to include food labeling that describes the amount of exercise needed to burn off calories consumed, the researchers behind a new study said. This labeling approach “is a simple...
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Have a Purpose, Have a Healthier Life

Tweet Slideshow: Self-Care and Recovery After Trauma By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Do you feel like you know why you’re here? The answer to that question could determine how you feel day-to-day. If you’ve found meaning in your life, you’re more likely to be both physically and mentally healthy, a new study reports. On...
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Hep A Outbreak in Six States tied to Blackberries

Tweet Dec. 11, 2019 — There have been 18 illnesses in six states in a hepatitis A outbreak possibly caused by fresh blackberries from the grocery stores Fresh Thyme Farmers Market and Woodman’s Market, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday. The illnesses have occurred in Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska and Wisconsin. The ill patients reported buying fresh,...
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Black Patients May Not Benefit On Low-Dose Aspirin

Tweet By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The daily use of low-dose aspirin against heart disease may have taken another knock. New research shows that the practice may not provide black Americans with any lowering of their heart attack risk. Researchers analyzed 11 years of data from more than 65,000 people, ages 40-79, living in the American...
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An ‘Epidemic of Loneliness’ in America? Maybe Not

Tweet Slideshow: Self-Care and Recovery After Trauma By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Despite media stories about a “loneliness epidemic” plaguing the elderly, two new studies find that they feel no more lonely than their peers from past generations. The studies — one in the United States, one in the Netherlands —...
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RECALL: Frozen Burritos for Plastic Pieces

Tweet USDA.gov: “Ruiz Food Products, Inc. Recalls Frozen Sausage Breakfast Burrito Products due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination.” Article source: https://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/food-poisoning/news/20191211/recall-frozen-burritos-for-plastic-pieces?src=RSS_PUBLIC
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Kids and Concussions: Data Show Growing Threat

Tweet Douglas Comeau, director, Concussion Clinic, Boston Medical Center. Chris Farfaras, Thousand Oaks, CA. Charlie Farfaras, Thousand Oaks, CA. Rochelle E. Haas, MD, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, DE. Robert Huggins, PhD, Storrs, CT. Christina L. Master, MD, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Pediatrics: “Sports- and Recreation-Related Concussions...
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Could Obesity Alter a Child’s Brain Structure?

Tweet Slideshow: Taking Care of Yourself When Your Child Has Cancer By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Childhood obesity may be linked to changes in brain structure that might result in impulsive kids who struggle with problem-solving, a new study reports. Overweight and obese children tend to have a thinner prefrontal cortex,...
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