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  • Meth Addicts' Hearts May Improve If They Quit
    MONDAY, May 29, 2017 -- Methamphetamine users who quit the drug may get a break: New research suggests it's possible to reverse heart damage with proper medical treatment. Research has previously linked meth use to heart problems that can contribute....
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  • Brush Up on Swim Safety for Summer
    MONDAY, May 29, 2017 -- Before your family pulls out their swimsuits this Memorial Day, brush up on water safety, for your kids' sake. Here are some tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics on how to make sure children are protected while they......
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  • To Lose Weight, Start With Dairy Swaps
    MONDAY, May 29, 2017 -- Losing weight comes down to simple arithmetic: Eat fewer calories than you burn off. Here's a good way you can accomplish this without going hungry. Switch out high-calorie foods for low-calorie options to cut calories......
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  • Lawn Mowers Are Risky Business for Kids
    MONDAY, May 29, 2017 -- Though mowing lawns has long been a source of income for young people, experts warn that lawn mowers pose a major safety risk to children. "We need to remind people that these are dangerous machines, and the consequences are.....
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  • Health Tip: Don't Fear Strength Training
    -- Strength training helps you build more muscle and burn more fat, but women shouldn't avoid it out of fear of getting bulky. The American Council on Exercise recommends: If you want to increase strength, opt for heavier weights and fewer......
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  • Health Tip: Dealing With a Dog Bite
    -- Dog bites happen, even if parents are careful.
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  • 5 Essential Tips for Hospital Patients and Their Visitors
    SUNDAY, May 28, 2017 -- Infections picked up in the hospital can be serious, even life-threatening. But patients and their visitors can help prevent the spread of dangerous germs by keeping their hands clean, health care professionals say. The......
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  • Fire Up the Grill Safely This Holiday Weekend
    SATURDAY, May 27, 2017 -- Safety should be on the front burner when you fire up the barbecue this Memorial Day, the U.S.
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  • Diesel Pollution May Damage the Heart
    FRIDAY, May 26, 2017 -- Pollution from diesel engines may cause heart damage, a British study suggests. "There is strong evidence that particulate matter emitted mainly from diesel road vehicles is associated with increased risk of heart attack,......
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  • Bystander CPR Helps Save Brain Function After Near-Drowning
    FRIDAY, May 26, 2017 -- Near-drowning victims are more likely to recover with good brain function if bystanders immediately begin chest compressions rather than wait for emergency personnel to arrive, researchers report. "What we found is that when.....
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  • Warming Climate, More Sleepless Nights?
    FRIDAY, May 26, 2017 -- The rising nighttime temperatures that come with climate change could mean poorer sleep for millions, a new study suggests. Americans' reported nights of insufficient sleep more than double as nighttime temperatures rise......
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  • Depression Often a Precursor to Falls in Elderly People
    FRIDAY, May 26, 2017 -- Depression appears to raise the risk of falls in elderly people, but the proper dose of psychiatric medication may eliminate that risk, a new study suggests. "Many interventions to prevent falls are expensive and......
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  • Could a Century-Old Drug Help Ease Autism Symptoms?
    FRIDAY, May 26, 2017 -- A drug first used in the early 1900s to treat sleeping sickness has shown promise in an early trial as a potential treatment for autism. The study involved just 10 boys, aged 5 to 14, with autism.
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  • Promising Results for Ixekizumab Against Psoriatic Arthritis
    FRIDAY, May 26, 2017 -- A new drug might help ease the pain and disability of a form of arthritis often linked to psoriasis. According to Stanford University researchers, psoriatic arthritis is an inflammatory joint disorder tied to an......
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  • One Man's Trash Is Another's Fiber
    FRIDAY, May 26, 2017 -- Wasted food results in a huge loss of important nutrients for Americans, new research contends. "Huge quantities of nutritious foods end up in landfills instead of meeting Americans' dietary needs," said study lead author......
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