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Booze Beats Pot at Being Unhealthy: Oregon Poll

Latest Prevention & Wellness News THURSDAY, Feb. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Many believe alcohol poses a greater danger to health than marijuana, a new study out of Oregon suggests. Researchers surveyed more than 1,900 adults in Oregon before that state legalized...

1 in 10 Worldwide Gets Wound Infection After Abdominal Surgery

Latest Digestion News THURSDAY, Feb. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Globally, more than one in 10 patients develops a surgical-site infection after a gastrointestinal operation, a new study finds. Rates vary widely, with overuse of antibiotics in poorer countries likely...

Health Tip: Balance Moves for Older Adults

(HealthDay News) -- Balance exercises can help prevent falls, especially among older adults. But before you begin any exercise program, always consult your doctor. Latest Senior Health News The American Council on Exercise mentions these common balance exercises for...

Common blood pressure drug may prevent type 1 diabetes

Researchers from Colorado and Florida have found that a drug commonly used to control blood pressure could have another use: preventing and treating type 1 diabetes.Researchers have identified a blood pressure drug that could help to prevent type 1 diabetes. The new...

What side effects can result from interferon?

Interferon is a protein released by the cells of the body when they are under attack from a virus or other invader. When interferon is released, it sets off a series of reactions in nearby cells to help them defend against the infection.Interferon is, therefore, a...

What are the different types of poop?

Poop, also known as stool or feces, is a normal part of the digestive process. Poop consists of waste products that are being eliminated from the body. It may include undigested food particles, bacteria, salts, and other substances.Sometimes, poop can vary in its...

More Wild Weather to Come If Climate Change Goals Not Met

Latest Prevention & Wellness News WEDNESDAY, Feb. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Extreme weather such as severe flooding and droughts will become much more common if the targets in the Paris Agreement on climate change aren't reached, researchers warn. The agreement...

Vaccines Can Stem Poverty, Not Just Disease, Study Suggests

Latest Healthy Kids News TUESDAY, Feb. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Vaccines can provide major health and economic benefits for people in low- and middle-income countries, according to a new study by Harvard researchers. It estimated that increased spending to ensure...

Some Genes Remain Active After Death: Study

Some genes keep working after a person dies, researchers say. They analyzed samples from a number of people within 24 hours after death and said their findings provide important data for other scientists and might lead to a new forensic tool for criminal...

Valentine's Day Coping Tips When Loved One Is Gone

Latest Mental Health News MONDAY, Feb. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- While many will be showered with flowers and candy on Valentine's Day, those who have lost loved ones may find the holiday hard to bear. "Valentine's Day is one of the days that might be stressful for...

Kidney Stones on the Rise Among Women

Latest Digestion News TUESDAY, Feb. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Kidney stones are becoming more common, especially in women, new research has found. Better diagnostic tools could be part of the reason for the steady rise in diagnoses, according to Mayo Clinic...

Why does my stomach feel tight?

A feeling of tightness in a person's stomach is usually the result of digestive or hormonal issues. The sensation often goes away on its own, but it can also signal an underlying health issue.This article will look at potential causes of a tight stomach, including: It...

The Purrfect Diet for Your Fat Cat

Latest Pet Health News SUNDAY, Feb. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Has your favorite tabby gotten a tad tubby? You can help that fat cat slim down safely. But be forewarned: It won't happen overnight. Researchers at the University of Illinois put eight overweight...

Keeping in Touch With Your Kids in College

By Julie DavisHealthDay Reporter Latest Healthy Kids News MONDAY, Feb. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A variety of emotions can arise when kids go off to college and start on their adult life. Research done at the University of Kansas shows that being able to...

Fidget Spinners May Be Dangerous in the Wrong Hands

Latest Healthy Kids News FRIDAY, Feb. 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Fidget spinners may well keep restless hands occupied for a time. But in the wrong hands, the popular gadgets can be harmful, doctors warn. A 3-year-old boy and a 4-year-old girl suffered severe...

What should you not eat for IBS?

Irritable bowel syndrome or IBS is a medical condition where a person experiences frequent abdominal symptoms, such as diarrhea, constipation, or both.While doctors do not know what the exact cause of the condition is, they do know that it is a disorder that affects...

Scientists Create First Lab-Grown Human Eggs

U.K. researchers who created the first laboratory-grown human eggs say their achievement could lead to news ways to preserve the fertility of girls undergoing radiation or chemotherapy for cancer. Latest Pregnancy News However, only 10 percent of the eggs reached full...