Preschoolers Who Know Snack-Food Brands on Road to Obesity?

TUESDAY, May 30, 2017 — Preschoolers who recognize food brands such as Coca-Cola, M&M’s, KFC and Pringles may be more likely to be obese, a new study says.
Researchers at the University of Michigan found these kids may not remember names or…
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Transgender People Report More Health Problems

TUESDAY, May 30, 2017 — Transgender adults struggle more with their health, and researchers say they can’t explain away the disparity by pointing to poverty or poor lifestyle habits.
But lead researcher Dr. Carl Streed Jr. did suggest that a theory…
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Costs of ER Treatments a Mystery to Many Docs

TUESDAY, May 30, 2017 — If you wind up in the ER, chances are your doctors have no clue what the tests and treatments they order will cost, a new study finds.
Researchers asked more than 400 emergency medicine health care professionals — including…
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Can People 'Sniff' Out Illness in Others?

TUESDAY, May 30, 2017 — People’s ability to use smell and vision to detect and avoid others who are sick is better than believed, a new study suggests.
Researchers injected harmless bacteria into volunteers, to trigger classic symptoms of illness…
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Health Highlights: May 30, 2017

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Trump Administration Moves to Reverse Birth Control Requirement for Religious Employers
A proposed rule to reverse a federal requirement that…
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Put the Brakes on Mindless Eating

TUESDAY, May 30, 2017 — We’ve all come up with excuses for eating when we’re really not hungry, like dealing with a difficult boss or a bad breakup. But what’s worse is pigging out because you’ve got nothing better to do.
Sure, eating when you’re…
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Climate Change May Hit Cities Hardest: Study

TUESDAY, May 30, 2017 — Climate change may cost major cities more than double what it will in other areas due to something called the “urban heat island effect,” researchers contend.
This occurs when natural surfaces such as vegetation and water…
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Health Tip: Watch for Uterine Fibroids

– Uterine fibroids — growths in a woman’s uterus — usually aren’t cancerous. But they can trigger significant pain and discomfort.
The womenshealth.gov website says typical symptoms include:

Heavy, painful menstrual periods.
A sensation of…
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