How to Get Your Kids to Eat Better

THURSDAY, Aug. 2, 2018 — If you want to keep your kids at a healthy weight, show them, don’t tell them.
That’s the advice of one expert who says simple and easy steps are better than direct discussions about weight and health.
“Food is powerful. It…
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Scans Help Spot Heart Trouble Early in People With Lupus

THURSDAY, Aug. 2, 2018 — Heart disease is a leading cause of death in patients with the autoimmune illness lupus. Now, research suggests high-tech scans can spot cardiac issues early.
The scans can detect heart abnormalities even before patients…
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Moon Dust a Health Hazard?

THURSDAY, Aug. 2, 2018 — Dust could pose a health hazard if astronauts start spending extended periods of time on the Moon, Mars or other airless planets, researchers say.
They found that up to 90 percent of human lung cells and mouse brain cells…
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Naked Mole-Rats May Give Clues to Human Longevity

THURSDAY, Aug. 2, 2018 — In their quest to unravel the secrets of human puberty and health, scientists are betting naked mole-rats can help.
The hairless rodents reportedly have a lifespan of more than 30 years — nearly eight times that of mice –…
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Steer Clear of Obese Friends With the Flu

THURSDAY, Aug. 2, 2018 — Excess weight boosts the odds of flu complications, but that’s not all. Obese adults are contagious for much longer than their slim peers, researchers report.
It’s known that obesity increases a person’s risk of…
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AHA: Common Virus Causes Heart Defects in Mice

THURSDAY, Aug. 2, 2018 (American Heart Association) — A virus that infects millions of Americans every year may on occasion cause heart defects during the early stages of pregnancy, a new study in mice suggests. The findings may give researchers…
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'Moderate' Drinking May Be a Brain Buffer

THURSDAY, Aug. 2, 2018 — Middle-aged people who drink moderately — no more than a glass of wine a day — may have a relatively lower risk of developing dementia later in life, researchers report.
The study, which followed 9,000 British adults for…
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