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Dec8How to Avoid Stained Teeth When You Enjoy Red Wine

How to Avoid Stained Teeth When You Enjoy Red Wine

You don’t have to wind up with stained teeth if you toast the holidays with red wine, an expert says. “The strength of your enamel and how prone you are to plaque buildup is key to how much your teeth might stain,” said Dr. Uchenna Akosa, head of Rutgers Health University Dental Associates, the faculty […]

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Dec7Good Workouts Might Extend a Woman’s Life

Good Workouts Might Extend a Woman’s Life

If you can tackle a tough workout, that may bode well for your longevity, new research suggests. A woman’s risk of dying from heart disease, cancer or other causes is much lower if she can engage in vigorous exercise, scientists report. The new study included more than 4,700 middle-aged and older women, average age 64, […]

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Dec6BPA Levels in Humans Are Underestimated: Study

BPA Levels in Humans Are Underestimated: Study

Levels of the widely used chemical bisphenol A (BPA) in people’s bodies are much higher than once thought, according to scientists who say they’ve created a more accurate way to measure them. BPA is used in many plastic products, including food and drink containers, and animal studies have shown that it can interfere with hormones. […]

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Dec6Cleaner Air Quickly Brings Big Health Benefits, Study Finds

Cleaner Air Quickly Brings Big Health Benefits, Study Finds

When people are breathing cleaner air, their health generally improves — rapidly, in some cases, a new review shows. The report, from the Environmental Committee of the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS), details some of the evidence on air quality and human health. Overall, it concludes, people can reap a range of benefits when […]

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Dec6Health Highlights: Dec. 6, 2019

Health Highlights: Dec. 6, 2019

Retail Prescription Drug Prices Fall For First Time in 45 Years Premature Babies Have Higher Risk of Diabetes New Results for Experimental Alzheimer's Drug

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Dec6Health Tip: Managing ADHD in Adults

Health Tip: Managing ADHD in Adults

About 4 percent of adults have attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), says Harvard University Medical School. Adults with ADHD tend to have more difficulty with attention and memory, rather than with hyperactivity, as with children. To help manage ADHD in adults, the school suggests: Consider medications such as stimulants, non stimulants and antidepressants. Learn more about […]

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Dec6Health Tip: Heart-Smart Approaches to Relationship Stress

Health Tip: Heart-Smart Approaches to Relationship Stress

Arguing with a partner or feeling anxious about meeting the in-laws can induce stress. When these strains are intense or prolonged, your heart can suffer, says Johns Hopkins Medicine. The school mentions these healthier ways to deal with relationship stress: Discuss life stresses with your doctor. Check if your coping strategies are healthy. Find stress […]

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Dec5Health Tip: Stroke Warning Signs

Health Tip: Stroke Warning Signs

Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death and a leading cause of disability in the United States, says the American Stroke Association. The association mentions these warning signs: Face drooping. Is the person’s smile uneven or lopsided? Arm weakness. Is one arm weak or numb? Speech. Is speech slurred or hard to understand? Additional […]

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Dec5Health Tip: Reducing Soreness in Muscles

Health Tip: Reducing Soreness in Muscles

Starting a new exercise or increasing the intensity of physical activity may leave you with sore muscles, says the American Academy of Family Physicians. To minimize the soreness you feel, the academy suggests: Warm up your muscles before exercise. Drink water to loosen your joints. Rest your muscles two days before working them again. Use […]

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Dec4Many Young Adults Misusing Medical Marijuana, Study Suggests

Many Young Adults Misusing Medical Marijuana, Study Suggests

In a sign that suggests medical marijuana is being used for more than medicinal purposes, a new study finds young adults who are heavy pot users are more likely to seek medical marijuana cards. In fact, they were more likely to do so than those with physical or mental health conditions who could benefit from […]

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