Obamacare May Have Boosted Access to Birth Control

FRIDAY, Aug. 31, 2018 — Medicaid expansion through the Affordable Care Act, also called Obamacare, may close a big gap in women’s access to reproductive health care, a new study suggests.
In a survey of nearly 1,200 women of childbearing age…
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With Stroke Comes Higher Dementia Risk: Study

FRIDAY, Aug. 31, 2018 — People who’ve had a stroke face up to twice the normal risk of dementia, a new review suggests.
In what they say is the largest analysis of its kind, British researchers examined 48 studies that included 3.2 million people…
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ADHD Rates Rising Sharply in U.S. Kids

FRIDAY, Aug. 31, 2018 — The number of ADHD diagnoses among children has risen dramatically in the past two decades, going from 6 percent to 10 percent, a new report shows.
However, it’s still an open question whether all of these diagnoses…
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FDA Warns of Dangers of Liquid Nitrogen in Food, Drinks

FRIDAY, Aug. 31, 2018 — You risk serious injury if you consume or handle food and drink products where liquid nitrogen is added just before consumption, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned Friday.
These products — which have names such as…
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Taming Those High-Calorie Temptations

FRIDAY, Aug. 31, 2018 — It’s the dieter’s tug-of-war: the need to lose weight versus the urge to eat high-calorie foods.
Scientists say the easy availability of sweets and other treats has made the desire for them stronger over time. Couple that…
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Goats Can Read Human Emotions, Prefer Happy Faces

FRIDAY, Aug. 31, 2018 — If you’re happy and you know it, so will a goat.
New research suggests that goats can read people’s facial expressions and prefer those who appear happy.
The study included 20 goats that were shown pairs of images of the…
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Health Highlights: Aug. 31, 2018

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Ground Chuck Products Recalled by Publix Super Markets
Possible E. coli contamination has triggered the recall of ground beef products made from…
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Health Tip: Keep Your Epileptic Child Safer

– Parents of a child with epilepsy may be preoccupied with keeping the child safe during the school day.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers these suggestions:

Develop an action plan so that teachers and school officials…
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