Breastfeeding May Cut Kids' Eczema Risk

SATURDAY, Feb. 23, 2019 — Children who were breastfed exclusively in their first few months of life were less likely to develop the chronic skin condition known as eczema, a new study finds.
For the study, researchers analyzed data on the health,…
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A Hard Look at Smoking's Effect on Vision

FRIDAY, Feb. 22, 2019 — If life looks gray and cloudy when you smoke, you might not be imagining it.
Heavy smoking may actually damage color and contrast vision, researchers report.
They looked at 71 healthy people who smoked fewer than 15…
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More Severe Strain of Flu Starting to Spread Widely: CDC

FRIDAY, Feb. 22, 2019 — Americans aren’t out of the woods yet, as the flu season continues to spread across the country, health officials reported Friday.
One major shift that’s occurred is in the viruses that are circulating. At the start of the…
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Peanut Allergy Patch Shows Middling Results in Trial

FRIDAY, Feb. 22, 2019 — Delivering “exposure therapy” via a patch to help curb peanut allergy in kids is somewhat effective, but not as good as delivering the tiny amounts of peanut by mouth, new research shows.
The international trial involved 356…
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Opioid Overdose Deaths Quadruple, Centered in 8 States

FRIDAY, Feb. 22, 2019 — U.S. opioid overdose deaths have quadrupled in the last two decades, and the highest rates are now seen in eight Eastern states, a new study shows.
Those states are: Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Maryland,…
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Berkeley's Efforts Suggest Soda Taxes Do Cut Soda Sales

FRIDAY, Feb. 22, 2019 — Tax it, and fewer folks will buy it.
So it goes with sugar-sweetened drinks, new research suggests.
The California city of Berkeley introduced the nation’s first soda tax in 2014, and within months people were buying 21…
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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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