Health Tip: Plan for Better Sleep

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HealthDay News : 13-Dec-2017

Even getting a good night's sleep requires some thought and preparation.

The National Sleep Foundation offers these suggestions:

  • Go to sleep at the same time every night, even on weekends.
  • Create a relaxing bedtime ritual.
  • Avoid naps.
  • Exercise daily.
  • Maintain a cool sleeping temperature between 60 degrees and 67 degrees.
Last Updated on Thursday, 14 December 2017 09:52 Read more...

These Personality Traits May Help You Live Longer

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HealthDay News : 12-Dec-2017

Stubbornness and optimism may be keys to a long life, a new study suggests.

Researchers hunting for clues to longevity focused on nine remote villages in the Cilento region of southern Italy. There, hundreds of residents are older than 90.

The study zeroed in on 29 of them, who ranged in

Last Updated on Thursday, 14 December 2017 09:54 Read more...

Health Tip: Recognize Warning Signs of Hypothermia

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HealthDay News : 12-Dec-2017

Hypothermia -- abnormally low body temperature -- is an ever-present danger during winter. It occurs when the body loses heat faster than it can be produced.

The U.S. National Weather Service says warning signs of the dangerous condition include:

  • Confusion.
  • Shivering.
  • Difficulty speaking.
  • Fatigue.
  • Stiff muscles.
Last Updated on Thursday, 14 December 2017 09:53 Read more...

Health Tip: If You Get the Flu While Pregnant

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HealthDay News : 12-Dec-2017

The flu may be dangerous enough, but it's even more of a threat for women who are pregnant.

All women should get the annual flu vaccine, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises.

If you do develop the flu while pregnant, the CDC suggests:

  • Begin treatment as soon
Last Updated on Thursday, 14 December 2017 09:44 Read more...

Is Air Pollution a Threat to a Fetus?

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HealthDay News : 11-Dec-2017

Women who are exposed to air pollution right before or after they become pregnant may be more likely to have a baby with birth defects, new research suggests.

The increased risk is modest, but scientists say their findings warrant more investigation since all pregnant women are exposed to some level of

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Are Men Just 'Babies' When They Get the Flu? Maybe Not

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HealthDay News : 11-Dec-2017

As winter rolls into town, so does the flu and all its miserable symptoms.

Yet, doctors and women alike have long noticed that men tend to bemoan those symptoms more than women. The phenomenon even has a name: the "man flu."

So, are men just whiny wimps?

No, a new analysis

Last Updated on Thursday, 14 December 2017 09:41 Read more...

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