Respiratory Disease Death Rates Have Soared

FRIDAY, Sept. 29, 2017 — The number of Americans who die from chronic respiratory diseases has skyrocketed over the past 35 years, led in large part by deaths from COPD, a new report indicates.
From 1980 through 2014, more than 4.6 million…
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Study Questions Practice of Placenta Eating by New Moms

FRIDAY, Sept. 29, 2017 — You may have heard that some new mothers choose to eat their own placenta after childbirth. But there’s no indication the trendy practice offers any health benefits, and some evidence it could prove dangerous, new research…
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Failing Sense of Smell Tied to Dementia Risk

FRIDAY, Sept. 29, 2017 — Older adults who’ve lost their sense of smell appear to have an increased risk of dementia, a new study suggests.
The long-term study included nearly 3,000 participants, aged 57 to 85, who were tested on their ability to…
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Health Highlights: Sept. 29, 2017

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus Diagnosed With Breast Cancer
Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus has breast cancer.
Louis-Dreyfus, who stars in “Veep” and…
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Health Tip: Help Prevent Sports Injuries

– There’s no surefire way to prevent sports injuries. But there are things you can do to reduce the risk, the American Academy of Pediatrics says.
Many sports-related injuries are related to overuse of certain joints and muscles, the academy says….
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Health Tip: Recognizing Prostate Cancer

– Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer among men. And black men are more likely to get the disease, and twice as likely to die from it, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.
The slow-growing disease often shows few or no symptoms…
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