How Foods Labeled 'Healthy' Can Still Make You Fat

TUESDAY, Oct. 17, 2017 — Be careful when you reach for foods labeled “healthy” — new research suggests if they have hidden high levels of sugar, you may snack more later.
Prior studies have shown that sugary foods can make a person feel hungrier…
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Arthritis Can Strike Children

TUESDAY, Oct. 17, 2017 — While arthritis is typically thought of as an older person’s disease, more than 300,000 American children have chronic juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), an expert says.
Unlike age-related arthritis caused by cartilage…
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Be Wary of Shopping for Pet Meds Online

TUESDAY, Oct. 17, 2017 — If you get medications online for your pets, be careful, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration cautions.
Some websites sell unapproved or counterfeit drugs, make fraudulent claims, sell prescription drugs without requiring…
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Bipartisan Deal Could Give Temporary Protection to Obamacare

TUESDAY, Oct. 17, 2017 — Are Americans enrolled in Obamacare health plans — threatened by recent Trump Administration moves — being thrown a lifeline?
On Tuesday, two prominent Senators — Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.) –…
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Scoliosis Screenings Can Help Catch Spine Problem Early

TUESDAY, Oct. 17, 2017 — Routine screenings for scoliosis, or curvature of the spine, help ensure the condition doesn’t take a toll on children’s health and self-esteem, according to an orthopedic specialist.
One out of every 25 children develops…
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Farsighted Kids Have Trouble Paying Attention

TUESDAY, Oct. 17, 2017 — Farsightedness affects young children’s ability to pay attention in school, which could put them at risk of falling behind in the classroom, a new study suggests.
“We knew from our previous work that preschool and…
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Clues to How You Hear in a Crowd

TUESDAY, Oct. 17, 2017 — Voice pitch plays a role in your ability to hear someone in a crowded setting, British researchers say.
This process is called selective attention. It was known that selective attention occurs in a part of the brain called…
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Is Blood Donated by Mothers Less Safe for Men?

TUESDAY, Oct. 17, 2017 — Men who receive blood donated by previously pregnant women may face an increased risk of death following the transfusion, a new study from the Netherlands suggests.
Males transfused with blood from a woman with a history of…
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Who's Most at Risk of Head Injury in Youth Football?

TUESDAY, Oct. 17, 2017 — Young football players are more likely to experience a brain-jarring hit to the head if they’re part of a team’s running and passing game or a fast-moving defender, a small study found.
High-magnitude head impacts most…
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Weight-Loss Surgery May Curb Risk for Certain Cancers

TUESDAY, Oct. 17, 2017 — Weight-loss surgery could help some severely obese people reduce their risk for cancer by at least 33 percent, a new study suggests.
The researchers examined medical data compiled by health insurance and health care…
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