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Nov20Family Vacations That Are Fun for All

Family Vacations That Are Fun for All

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Nov20Cancer Survivors Can Develop PTSD, Too

Cancer Survivors Can Develop PTSD, Too

People usually imagine post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as happening to war veterans or assault victims. But new research shows the trauma of a cancer scare often leaves survivors with the condition. Many may not want to admit how they feel, the study’s lead author said. “Many cancer patients believe they need to adopt a ‘warrior […]

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Nov20Most U.S. Parents Can’t Find Good Childcare: Survey

Most U.S. Parents Can’t Find Good Childcare: Survey

Two-thirds of U.S. parents with young children say it’s difficult to find a childcare or preschool facility that meets their health and safety standards, new survey results show. Researchers questioned more than 300 parents nationwide who had at least one child aged 1 to 5 years. Sixty-two percent said they had trouble finding facilities that […]

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Nov20Heavier Women May Need Mammograms More Often

Heavier Women May Need Mammograms More Often

Women who are overweight or obese may need to be screened for breast cancer more frequently, new Swedish research suggests. The reason? Overweight or obese women are at greater risk of having breast cancer detected after the tumor has grown large — over 2 centimeters — than their slimmer counterparts, the study found. Heavier women […]

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Nov20Motorcycle Crashes Far More Deadly Than Car Crashes

Motorcycle Crashes Far More Deadly Than Car Crashes

Motorcycle crashes are far costlier than car accidents, both in lives lost and in medical expenses, a new study shows. Canadian researchers found that the death rate from motorcycle crashes was five times greater than from car crashes, and the rate of severe injury was 10 times greater. That came with a six times greater […]

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Nov20Teens’ Painkiller Misuse Linked to Dating Violence

Teens’ Painkiller Misuse Linked to Dating Violence

Teens who abuse prescription drugs, like opioid painkillers, are prone to initiating or being victims of dating violence, a new study finds. In a nationwide survey of more than 10,000 teenagers who had dated in the past year, the researchers found that non-medical use of prescription drugs by boys was associated with sexual dating violence. […]

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Nov20Health Highlights: Nov. 20, 2017

Health Highlights: Nov. 20, 2017

Opioid Epidemic Cost the U.S. Half a Trillion in 2015: Report Charles Manson Dead at Age 83 Sleeping on Side Reduces Stillbirth Risk: Study David Cassidy Remains in Intensive Care With Organ Failure

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Nov20Health Tip: How Much Exercise Do You Need?

Health Tip: How Much Exercise Do You Need?

(HealthDay News) — We all know that exercise is good for us, but how much do we need at each stage of life? The U.S. Library of Medicine suggests: Adults should get 30 minutes of aerobic activity each day — in the form of walking, running, biking or swimming. Additionally, they should practice strengthening exercises […]

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Nov20Health Tip: Infant Medication Advice For New Moms

Health Tip: Infant Medication Advice For New Moms

(HealthDay News) — A new mom has enough stress on her hands without worrying about giving medication to her newborn. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration suggests: Get your doctor’s advice before giving medication to your baby. Store any medication out of your infant’s reach. Use a dosage device such as an oral syringe to […]

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Nov20Shaming Overweight Kids Only Makes Things Worse

Shaming Overweight Kids Only Makes Things Worse

Overweight kids who are shamed or stigmatized are more likely to binge eat or isolate themselves than to make positive changes such as losing weight, a leading pediatricians’ group says. In a new policy statement, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) offers guidance to help parents, teachers, school officials and pediatricians assist overweight and obese […]

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