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Jun17Healthful Grilling Is as Simple as 1, 2, 3, 4

Healthful Grilling Is as Simple as 1, 2, 3, 4

While some might be wary about the cancer risks of searing a steak on a flaming grill, a few simple changes can lower that risk, a nutritionist advises. Cooking beef, pork, fish or poultry over high temperatures can lead to the formation of chemicals that can trigger changes in your DNA that increase the risk […]

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Jun16Beach, Boating and Booze Add Up to Summer Injuries

Beach, Boating and Booze Add Up to Summer Injuries

You’d better think twice before taking booze to the beach or out on a boat. Alcohol increases the risk of injury and death in and on the water, safety experts warn. For example, alcohol is a factor in up to 70 percent of all water recreation deaths of teens and adults, according to the U.S. […]

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Jun15Health Highlights: June 15,  2018

Health Highlights: June 15, 2018

First Generic Under-the-Tongue Opioid Addiction Treatment Approved by FDA Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Eggs is Over: CDC

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Jun15Strategies to Avoid Sunburn

Strategies to Avoid Sunburn

If you could protect yourself from cancer, you’d do it, right? Yet most Americans still aren’t taking the easiest step to prevent the most commonly diagnosed type — skin cancer, which will affect one in five people at some point in their lives. Only 14 percent of American men and 30 percent of women regularly […]

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Jun15Does Salt Water Help Your Cut? And Other Health Myths of Summer

Does Salt Water Help Your Cut? And Other Health Myths of Summer

It’s often said salt water is good for cuts. Or that sunscreen isn’t needed on cloudy days. But both are incorrect, says Isabel Valdez, a physician assistant and instructor of family medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. When you head outdoors this summer, you should be aware of some common health myths, she […]

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Jun15Liver Cancer a Big Threat to U.S., Other Developed Nations

Liver Cancer a Big Threat to U.S., Other Developed Nations

Liver cancer cases in several developed countries have doubled in the past 25 years, due to the continuing obesity epidemic and a spike in hepatitis infections, new research suggests. Even worse, the sharp rise in liver cancer cases is starting to swamp the limited number of liver specialists in those nations, the researchers added. In […]

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Jun15When DEA Cracked Down on Opioids, Abusers Moved to Black Market: Study

When DEA Cracked Down on Opioids, Abusers Moved to Black Market: Study

Illegal opioid sales on the internet have surged in the wake of U.S. government crackdowns on prescriptions for the highly addictive painkillers, a new study shows. In 2014, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration reclassified the opioid hydrocodone (Vicodin). The change made the drug harder to prescribe and banned automatic refills. Not surprisingly, the number of […]

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Jun15Kellogg’s Honey Smacks Cereal Recalled Due to Salmonella Risk

Kellogg’s Honey Smacks Cereal Recalled Due to Salmonella Risk

The Kellogg Company announced Thursday it was recalling certain boxes of Honey Smacks cereal due to the possibility of contamination with salmonella. In a news release, the company said it “launched an investigation with the third-party manufacturer who produces Honey Smacks immediately after being contacted by the Food & Drug Administration and Centers for Disease […]

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Jun15Health Tip: What to Do if You Scratch Your Eye

Health Tip: What to Do if You Scratch Your Eye

(HealthDay News) — If your eye hurts, you feel like there’s something stuck in your eye or you have tearing or redness, you may have scratched your eye. If you think that’s the case, the American Academy of Ophthalmology suggests: See an eye doctor without delay. Rinse your eye with saline solution or clean water […]

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Jun15Health Tip: Say Goodbye to Split Nails

Health Tip: Say Goodbye to Split Nails

(HealthDay News) — Split fingernails, medically called onychoschizia, affect more women than men. The condition typically is caused by repeated wetting and drying of the nails, and tends to worsen in low humidity and during dry winters. The American Osteopathic College of Dermatology suggests how to prevent the problem: Apply a lotion containing alpha-hydroxy acids […]

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