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Wine and Coffee Lovers, Drink Up! It's Great for Your Microbiome
Great news for wine, coffee and tea drinkers: A new study finds that all three beverages are correlated with a healthier and more diverse microbiome. Researchers also found that consuming sugary drinks, snacking, eating a lot of carbohydrates, and ...

Coffee and wine good for your ?microbiome?
Scientists have some great news for those who love coffee, tea and wine: Drinking any of these beverages is associated with a healthier and more diverse community of microbes living in the gut. The opposite is true for consuming sugary drinks and whole ...

Kids with autism who wander pose increasing worry
MELVILLE, N.Y. — More than one-third of children and teenagers with autism wandered away from safe environments within the past 12 months, according to a Long Island doctor who can't determine when they are in danger. Dr. Andrew Adesman, chief of ...

YMCA teaches good choices at Healthy Kids Day
Kaitlyn and Alex Pond were among dozens of youngsters enjoying free time in the YMCA pool as part of Healthy Kids Day. horve healthy kids 04302016. Buy Now. Lisa Morrison, Herald & Review. Gabby Horve plays volleyball with her father in one of the ...

Cancer Drug Prices Are Costlier Than Ever, And May Keep Going Up
Over the past 15 years, the costs of several common oral medications for cancer have increased several times over. And those prices may keep rising in the coming years, according to newly published research. Why does that seem to be the case? The study ...

Quora Question: Hillary Clinton on How We Stop Zika in the US
04_29_zika_01 A worker fumigates against mosquito breeding as part of preventive measures against the Zika virus and other mosquito-borne diseases at the cemetery in Sochi, Russia, March 30. Kazbek Basayev/Reuters. U.S. Zika Zika virus Hillary Clinton ...

State Spending More on Mental Health Care, but Waitlist for Beds Grows
The Austin State Hospital is shown on April 29, 2016. Despite an infusion of funding from lawmakers for the state's mental health care system, Texas struggles to provide psychiatric care for all patients who need it. Mental Health Matters Logo ...

Health Care Price Transparency Law Clears Missouri Senate
The Missouri Senate has approved a bill that would require the state to publicize health care costs. The state's House of Representatives is currently considering the legislation. On February 18, Senate Bill 608, sponsored by state Sen. David Sater ...

Certain Hair Styles can lead to Traction Alopecia: Johns Hopkins Research
Some hairstyles, especially the ones that pull hair, could lead to traction alopecia, the hair loss caused due to continuous pressure on hair roots. Braided hair styles are common among African-American women and the research team has noted that over ...

New study links aerial pesticide spraying to autism
Children living in areas that carry out aerial spraying of pesticides to kill mosquitoes have a significantly higher rate of autism than children in other areas, a new study has warned. The study was conducted in the regions with swamps in New York ...

Battle Of Medical Marijuana Law Revival
I suspect a lot of people who need medical marijuana for themselves or their families were asking themselves that question once the glow of Gov. Tom Wolf's long-awaited bill-signing began to fade. Yes, Senate Bill 3 finally was law after a long ...

Despite rain, hundreds turn out for North Jersey March of Dimes walks
Amid the hundreds huddled under the pavilion roof, buttoning plastic covers over the tops of baby strollers and prepping umbrellas to go for a four-mile walk in the rain on Sunday morning in Darlington Park in Mahwah, little Ava Louise Pasciuto jumped ...

This common hair style is making you go bald, and here's why
A new study claims that this common hair style is resulting in major hair loss, and people don't realize it. You may be doing major damage to your hair and not even realize it — and it's all because of the hair style you chose. As we reported recently ...

Could marijuana help treat painkiller and heroin addiction?
Marijuana In this Friday, April 22, 2016 photo, a jar containing a strain of marijuana nicknamed "Killer D" is seen at a medical marijuana facility in Unity, Maine. A growing number of health experts and law enforcement officials are making the case ...

You might get this nasty skin disease simply for being fat -- here's what it's like
As we reported recently, people who are obese are at an increased risk of contracting a particularly nasty skin condition called psoriasis — but what is psoriasis and what is so bad about it, and what does being fat have to do with it? A new study ...

Now, Cancer become one of the most expensive and riskiest diseases to treat
Cancer is one of the most expensive and riskiest diseases to treat. A new study shows that cancer drugs have become significantly more expensive compared to the drugs used 15 years ago. It's no secret that treating cancer is no walk in the park and it ...

Families, friends gather for MS walk in Orland Park
Raising awareness of multiple sclerosis and raising money to help find a cure was a common goal for hundreds of people taking part in an MS fundraising walk Sunday in Orland Park. Held at Centennial Park, it was one of several fundraising walks that ...

California's gearing up to rein in medical pot
California expects to add 126 jobs and spend $24.6 million on efforts to regulate medical marijuana in the coming year alone. SAM GANGWER, FILE PHOTO. By BROOKE EDWARDS STAGGS / Staff Writer. Facebook; Twitter; Email; Comments; PRINT · SEND ...

These Common Hairstyles Can Cause Traction Alopecia In Women
Learn how high-risk hairstyling - such as braiding or weaving treated and processed hair - can translate to traction alopecia, or hair loss due to damage from prolonged or repeated tension on the roots. (Photo : Timothy Brown | Flickr). You may be ...

YMCA branches in Joliet area offer initiative to get kids moving
A group of boys leap over a series of obstacles Saturday during a Healthy Kids Day celebration at the C.W. Avery Family YMCA in Plainfield. Caption. (Eric Ginnard - [email protected]). Kate Better holds a virtual reality headset to her daughter's ...

Monkey bars, swings blamed for rise in playground concussions
CHICAGO — Playground concussions are on the rise, according to a new government study, and monkey bars and swings are most often involved. Most injuries studied were mild, but all concussions are potentially serious, and the researchers say the trend ...

State suicide death hike mirrors nation
Although the number of suicides increased nationally between 1999 and 2014 after years of decline, Kentucky saw an even greater increase than the national average, according to data from the state Cabinet for Health and Family Services. The Centers for ...

How to lose weight without trying: One minute of exercise can boost fitness
It can be hard to squeeze a gym session in to your busy life when you're already juggling work and social commitments. But surely you could devote one minute to boosting your overall fitness and wellbeing? Now scientists have claimed that you could ...

Alzheimer's disease is much more than memory loss
Though Alzheimer's disease affects more than five million Americans, very little is known about the neurodegenerative disorder. The cognitive ability decline is considered to be a progressive mental illness characterized by degeneration of nerve cells ...

Lauren's List: Tips For Making Mom Happy On Mother's Day
MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Mother's Day is this Sunday and if you still don't know what to buy your mom, Lauren's List is here to help. According to a survey released by the savings site RetailMeNot.com and Kelton Global, 91 percent of moms want to receive a ...

Common Hairstyles Can Lead To Alopecia: What You Need To Know About This Condition
Is your hairstyle causing you to be bald? Find out whether you have traction alopecia and learn how you can treat the condition. (Photo : David Shankbone | Wikimedia Commons). Preserving your crowning glory takes more than just choosing the right ...

Test your risk of skin cancer with this quiz
There are various risk factors for different types of skin cancer, but exposure to ultraviolet light from the sun and tanning beds increases the risk for all types. Some people may have a family history of skin cancer, some may have a greater risk ...

Playground-Related Brain Injuries on Rise in U.S.
MONDAY, May 2, 2016 (Healthday News) -- For some kids, playgrounds aren't all fun and games. Playground-related brain injuries have risen significantly in the United States over the last decade, health officials say. Despite improvements in playground ...

Halyard Denies '60 Minutes' Allegations it Sold Defective Ebola Protection
Halyard Health Inc. HYH -10.60 % on Monday denied allegations in a “60 Minutes” report that the medical products and devices maker deliberately sold defective protective equipment to health-care workers following the recent Ebola outbreak. The company ...

Playground-related brain injuries on the rise
For some kids, playgrounds aren't all fun and games. Playground-related brain injuries have risen significantly in the United States over the last decade, health officials say. Despite improvements in playground safety and design, between 2001 and 2013 ...

Politics|Supreme Court Won't Review Appeal From POM Juices
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is leaving in place a court ruling that found advertising claims of the health benefits of POM Wonderful juices were deceptive. The justices on Monday rejected an appeal from POM Wonderful LLC that argued that the ...

California's gearing up to rein in medical marijuana
California blazed a trail to legalize medical marijuana 20 years ago. But the Golden State is only now confronting the full complexity of regulating consumer safety and business practices in an industry that's ballooned to an estimated $2.7 billion ...

7 Skin Symptoms You Should Get Checked Out Immediately
There are certain skin changes that can be naturally expected over your lifetime. A few more freckles, wrinkling, an unexpected rash when you scratch an insect bite too hard. But your epidermis does need to be monitored, in case it acts up more than it ...

Study: Veterans waiting to seek care may be slowing VA system
Veterans are nearly twice as likely to delay care -- which researchers say is affecting the system. By Stephen Feller | May 2, 2016 at 2:55 PM. Comments 0 Comments. share with facebook. share with twitter. Complaints about the speed with which the VA ...

How to Fight Mosquitoes This Summer
With temperatures well into the 70s in St. Louis, Leigh Walters is preparing for mosquito season. The 32-year old communications director for the Missouri History Museum is 17 weeks pregnant. News of the Zika virus, which is mainly spread by mosquito ...

“The Biggest Loser” is a broken fairy tale: Our reality TV obsession with radical transformation needs limits
Just as surely as appearing on “The Bachelor” almost never guarantees a future of wedded bliss, a stint on “The Biggest Loser” is a pretty dicey path to long-term weight loss success. We know this. We have known this for years. Yet a new in-depth New ...

Chemo combination kills breast cancer stem cells
The drugs don't work separately, but together -- and often combined with the drug tamoxifen -- they prevent mutations that allow breast cancer to reproduce and spread. By Stephen Feller | May 2, 2016 at 3:50 PM ...

Researchers look to repurpose approved drugs to treat Zika virus
ATLANTA — The need for drugs to prevent and treat Zika infections grows with every new patient diagnosed. The virus causes devastating birth defects and is strongly linked to a type of paralysis called Guillain-Barre syndrome. There are currently no ...

Remembering Junior Seau four years after his death
Four years ago today Junior Seau ended his life with a shot that reverberated around San Diego and felt like a punch in the stomach to legions of fans to whom the Chargers legend was a hometown hero. His daughter Sydney remembered the sad and ...

More than 100 sickened on Disney Wonder cruise ship
Ninety-two passengers –3.4 percent – fell ill, with vomiting being the predominant symptom, the CDC reported. Five out of 991 crew members were sick. Ninety-two passengers –3.4 percent – fell ill, with vomiting being the predominant symptom, the CDC ...

Can't Sleep? New Study Says Try Therapy, Not Pills
People with insomnia should try counseling before they turn to pills, which often carry dangerous side-effects, a doctors' group advised Monday. Specialized counseling can and does work, even if people don't like doing it and even if doctors often don ...

The Biggest Loser Contestants Often Regain the Weight Because Their Metabolism Never Recovers, According to New ...
The Biggest Loser Contestants Often Regain the Weight Because Their Metabolism Never Recovers, According to New ...

Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $55 million in talc-powder trial
NEW YORK Johnson & Johnson (JNJ.N) was ordered by a U.S. jury on Monday to pay $55 million to a woman who said that using the company's talc-powder products for feminine hygiene caused her to develop ovarian cancer. The verdict, which J&J plans to ...

CDC: Children Are Getting More Concussions At Playgrounds
BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Playground dangers. The CDC says the number of children sustaining brain injuries at the playground is up. So what can you do to keep your kids safe? Meghan McCorkell spoke with the experts. We've heard about the increase of ...

Half of teens think they're addicted to their smartphones
Kelly Wallace is CNN's digital correspondent and editor-at-large covering family, career and life. Read her other columns and follow her reports at CNN Parents and on Twitter @kellywallacetv. (CNN) I don't have teenagers yet, but watching my 8- and ...

Cyclist Teaches Kids To Use Fun To Prevent Type 2 Diabetes
Jaime Rangel holds a bike tire and begins checking with his hands for thorns and other sharp objects that might be puncturing the tire's rubber tread. His fingers, stained with black patches of oil, move quickly and seamlessly. He's done this type of ...

Playground concussions are on the rise
CHICAGO (AP) — Playground concussions are on the rise, according to a new government study, and monkey bars and swings are most often involved. Most injuries studied were mild, but all concussions are potentially serious and the researchers say the ...

Tobacco excise hike to make Australia almost smoke free
MARK COLVIN: Not so long ago, "smokes up" used to be the cliche of budget headline writing in Australia, with large sections of the population resenting every extra five cents on a packet of twenty. Now smokers are a dwindling minority, and price hikes ...

Teens say they're addicted to technology. Here's how parents can help.
Half of of all teens say they feel addicted to their mobile devices. That's right, 50 percent of teens actually admitted that they feel addicted. Just imagine what the real number is. Not only do teens feel they can't put their devices down, but their ...

For People With Chronic Insomnia, Try Cognitive Behavioral Therapy First Before Pills: Doctors
Can't get some sleep? New guidelines from a doctors' group in the United States recommend turning to cognitive behavioral therapy first before taking pills. (Photo : Clare Bell | Flickr). Having trouble getting a shuteye? A doctors' group in the United ...

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