Fewer U.S. Doctor Are Facing Burnout

FRIDAY, Feb. 22, 2019 — For decades, U.S. doctors have battled the long hours and demanding schedules that often lead to “burnout.” But a new study brings welcome news, showing a slight decline in the numbers of physicians dealing with the…
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Go Nuts Over Nuts

FRIDAY, Feb. 22, 2019 — Nuts are a delicious food to enjoy year-round, adding a richer taste to many of your favorite dishes. High in protein, fiber and essential minerals, nuts also contain healthy mono- and polyunsaturated fats that help fight…
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What's the Right Age to Test for Osteoporosis?

FRIDAY, Feb. 22, 2019 — Osteoporosis is a threat to many women, especially after menopause. But the lead up to weak, brittle bones can start much earlier in life.
When bone density drops but isn’t yet at the level of osteoporosis, it’s called…
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Health Highlights: Feb. 22, 2019

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Gout Drug Uloric Increases Risk of Death: FDA
The gout medicine Uloric (febuxostat) carries a higher risk of death than another gout medicine…
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Health Tip: Treat Uneven Skin Pigmentation

– Unwanted pigmentation problems, such as dark spots, can occur in all skin types.
Dark spots are primarily caused by sun damage, the American Academy of Dermatology says, noting that the severity of dark spots varies with a person’s history of sun…
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Health Tip: Reduce Food Waste

– The United States has pledged to reduce food waste by 50 percent by the year 2030, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.
The FDA offers these suggestions to help accomplish the national goal:

Prepare a shopping list before going to the…
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Tips for Healthy Nails

THURSDAY, Feb. 21, 2019 — Want to have attractive, well-groomed hands? Here’s a guide to the right way to trim your nails.
The American Academy of Dermatology notes that short, manicured nails not only look great, but are less likely to trap dirt…
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Kratom-Related Poisonings Are Soaring, Study Finds

THURSDAY, Feb. 21, 2019 — Calls to U.S. poison control centers related to the herbal drug kratom have skyrocketed, increasing more than 50-fold in a matter of six years, a new study shows.
Back in 2011, poison centers received about one call a…
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Toxins in Home Furnishings Can Be Passed on to Kids

THURSDAY, Feb. 21, 2019 — Children who live in homes with vinyl flooring and flame-retardant furniture have higher levels of potentially harmful chemicals in their blood or urine, researchers have found.
The new study included 203 children from 190…
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FDA Aims to Strengthen Sunscreen Rules

THURSDAY, Feb. 21, 2019 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration took steps Thursday to tighten regulation of over-the-counter sunscreen products.
Included in the proposed rule are updates on sunscreen safety, sun protection factor (SPF)…
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