Obese Smokers Tend to Put on More Weight After Quitting

MONDAY, Sept. 7, 2015 — Heavy smokers and those who are obese gain more weight after quitting smoking, a new study finds.
People who quit smoking often put on extra pounds, but the amount of weight gain depends on the individual and can range from…
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Siblings Now Main Source of Infants' Whooping Cough: CDC

MONDAY, Sept. 7, 2015 — When babies come down with whooping cough, the odds are good that a sibling is the source, new research reveals.
That’s a change from years past, when mothers were most often the source. But the shift is not surprising, said…
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Teens Using E-Cigarettes to 'Vape' Pot, Survey Finds

MONDAY, Sept. 7, 2015 — There’s new reason for parents to be concerned about e-cigarettes: nearly one in five kids who uses e-cigarettes may be using the devices to get high, a study finds.
And, parents may not always know it’s happening.
“Police…
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Health Highlights: Sept. 7, 2015

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Cucumbers Recalled Following Salmonella Outbreak
Cucumbers that may be linked to one death and nearly 300 illnesses in 27 states have been…
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Health Tip: Choosing the Right Insulin Injection Site

– Where you inject yourself with insulin matters, since different spots can affect the insulin’s effectiveness.
The American Diabetes Association advises that you:

Understand that areas such as the stomach allow insulin to reach your bloodstream…
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Health Tip: Eat Enough Nutrient-Rich Foods

– There’s no denying that the taste of food makes it more appealing. But it’s also important to opt for nutrient-rich foods that give our bodies what they need.
The American Academy of Family Physicians suggests these nutrient-rich choices:

Whole…
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Psychopaths May Not Yawn Along With You

FRIDAY, Sept. 4, 2015 — People with psychopathic traits are less likely to catch “contagious yawning” than those with higher levels of empathy, a new study suggests.
Psychopathic characteristics include being selfish, manipulative, impulsive,…
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