Got Asthma? Avoid Allergens

SATURDAY, April 21, 2018 — If you have asthma, it may help to reduce your exposure to allergens.
Previous research has shown that roughly two-thirds of all people with asthma also have an allergy, allergy experts say.
“What many people don’t…
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Mucus Test May Help Doctors Treat Sinusitis Better

FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 — Nasal mucus could provide important clues about chronic sinusitis, researchers say.
Chronic sinusitis, a common condition, occurs when the sinuses are swollen for more than three months. Analyzing mucus from the nose of…
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Contact Sports May Alter the Brain, Scans Suggest

FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 — There are differences in the brains of athletes who play contact sports and those who play noncontact sports, according to researchers.
But they added that it isn’t clear if these differences are caused by blows to the head…
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Even Organic Cotton Tampons Can Cause Toxic Shock: Study

FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 — Although still exceedingly rare, menstrual toxic shock syndrome can be dangerous and has been tied to the use of tampons.
And new research finds that the type of fibers used in manufacturing tampons doesn’t seem to matter…
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A Big Belly Bad for Your Heart

FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 — Even if you’re not obese, too much belly fat could harm your ticker, researchers report.
“People with a normal weight but a fat belly have more chance of heart problems than people without a fat belly, even if they are…
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Teens Who Cook Set the Table for Healthy Eating as Adults

FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 — Teach teens to cook, and they will eat better as adults.
That’s the conclusion of a new study conducted at schools in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul area. Participants reported on their cooking skills in 2002-2003 when they…
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Wrist Device Shows Promise for Hand Tremors

FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 — A wrist device that stimulates nerves in the arm may bring some relief to people with hand tremors, a preliminary study suggests.
The research involved more than 100 patients with essential tremor — a neurological…
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When Does Online Gaming Become an Addiction?

FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 — For most, playing online video games is largely a harmless hobby. But a new review finds that some fall prey to what experts call “internet gaming disorder.”
The concept that gaming could become an addiction first gained…
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Keep Eating Veggies (and Fruits) for Better Health

FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 — Your parents’ advice to eat your vegetables has solid science behind it.
Filling half your plate with non-starchy selections, as well as some fruit, provides a high volume of low-calorie food that can tame hunger as it…
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