Hospital Bed Sheets Still Germy Despite Washing

FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 — Even after a thorough cleaning, traces of diarrhea-causing bacteria can remain on hospital bed sheets, researchers report.
The new study suggests that linens could transmit Clostridium difficile infections between patients,…
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Many Young Juul Users May Not Know They're Addicted

FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 — Teens who use Juul e-cigarettes appear to be oblivious to the addictive potential, even when they already show signs of being hooked on the nicotine delivered by the devices, a new study shows.
Teens reported using Juuls…
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Stroke Rates Higher Among Pot Users

FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 — As the use of marijuana is growing, with Canada legalizing the drug just this week, a new study that ties pot to a raised risk for stroke might give users pause.
The risk for any stroke could increase by 15 percent and it…
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Almost Half of Americans Are Trying to Lose Weight: CDC

FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 — The latest national tally on dieting finds that nearly half of U.S. adults are doing what they can to trim a widening waistline.
Overall, 49.3 percent of people aged 20 and older said they’d tried to lose weight over the…
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What Americans Fear Most

FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 — Government corruption is Americans’ biggest concern, a new survey contends, but worries about the environment are also a dominant fear.
The 5th annual Survey of American Fears from Chapman University in Orange, Calif., was…
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Health Highlights: Oct. 19, 2018

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
First U.S. Case of Rat-Borne Andes Virus Diagnosed: CDC
The first confirmed U.S. case of a virus carried by South American rodents occurred…
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Try Small 'Bites' to Get Kids to Exercise

FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 — Kids take their cues from mom and dad, so it only makes sense to participate with them when teaching them the merits of exercise.
Couch potato kids are a real concern. The College of New Jersey exercise science professor…
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Could Herpes Virus Help Cause Alzheimer's?

FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 — There’s growing evidence that the herpes virus responsible for cold sores also may cause Alzheimer’s disease, a new research paper contends.
It’s been long known that herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV1) can been found in the…
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