Could Talk Therapy Ease Chemo-Related Memory Issues?

MONDAY, May 2, 2016 — A type of psychotherapy might help cancer survivors deal with the long-term thinking problems some experience after chemotherapy, researchers say.
It’s estimated that about half of those who undergo chemotherapy for cancer…
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Does TV Influence Which Alcohol Teens Favor?

MONDAY, May 2, 2016 — The more teens see alcohol brands on TV shows, the greater the chances they’ll choose those brands, a new study finds.
Researchers looked at alcohol product placement on 10 popular TV shows. They found an average of two…
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Even in Taxis, Kids Belong in Safety Seats

MONDAY, May 2, 2016 — Small children riding in taxis often aren’t in a car safety seat, putting them at risk for injury and death in an accident, U.S. researchers warn.
All 50 states require young children to be in car safety seats when traveling…
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Even Non-Obese Report Better Mood, Sex Drive After Dieting

MONDAY, May 2, 2016 — Dieting might help improve your health, mood, sex drive and stress levels even if you’re not obese, a new clinical trial reports.
A group of either healthy weight or mildly overweight people who followed a calorie-restricted…
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Health Highlights: May 2, 2016

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Huge Price Increases for Oral Cancer Drugs Since 2000: Study
Prices of oral cancer drugs in the United States have risen sharply since 2000, a…
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Obamacare Buyers Could Have Fewer Choices in 2017

MONDAY, May 2, 2016 — With the nation’s largest health insurer exiting all but a few Affordable Care Act exchanges next year, some Americans may be left with fewer choices and some might see higher monthly premiums.
Experts say that will be the…
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More Kids Burned, Hospitalized as Fireworks Sales Rules Ease

MONDAY, May 2, 2016 — There has been a sharp increase in the number of U.S. children who have been hospitalized with fireworks-related burns since sales restrictions on fireworks have been eased, a new study finds.
Researchers analyzed national…
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Health Tip: Donating Blood

– Typically, you must be at least 17 years old and meet a few health criteria to donate blood. If you’re able, it’s a great way to help save lives.
The American Red Cross offers this advice on what to expect:

One blood donation can help save the…
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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…
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Health Tip: Planning Makes Healthy Eating Simpler

– Making healthy food choices requires some planning to avoid spontaneous choices — which may not be so healthy.
The American Heart Association suggests:

Create a plan of two-to-four weeks’ worth of healthy meals for your family. Include your…
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