Health Tip: Prevent Hypothermia Among Seniors

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HealthDay News : 30-Jan-2018

Seniors are at heightened risk of hypothermia, the medical term for low body temperature.

Older adults lose body heat faster than when they were younger, the U.S. National Institute on Aging says.

Hypothermia occurs when a person's body temperature drops to 95 degrees Fahrenheit or lower. Typical warning signs include slowed

Last Updated on Saturday, 03 February 2018 13:30

Extra Body Fat May Raise Breast Cancer Risk, No Matter Your Weight

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HealthDay News : 26-Jan-2018

Older women who carry some extra body fat may face a heightened risk of breast cancer -- even if their weight is normal, a new study finds.

"This suggests women should not just concentrate on weight," said Mia Gaudet, strategic director of breast and gynecologic cancer research for the American Cancer

Last Updated on Sunday, 28 January 2018 12:47

Health Tip: Fight Indoor Pollution at Home

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HealthDay News : 26-Jan-2018

Where better to fight indoor air pollution than at home?

The American Lung Association suggests how:

  • Don't let anyone smoke in your home.
  • Test your home for radon.
  • Keep humidity levels under 50 percent and use a dehumidifier or air conditioner as needed. Clean this equipment regularly.
  • Fix any leaks
Last Updated on Sunday, 28 January 2018 12:48

Health Tips: Prevent Infections During Pregnancy

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HealthDay News : 26-Jan-2018

Acquiring an infection during pregnancy is bad for both the pregnant woman and her unborn baby.

The American Academy of Pediatrics stresses the importance of making healthy choices and taking extra precautions to prevent infections during pregnancy.

The AAP suggests:

  • Wash your hands often, especially when around children.
  • Cook meat
Last Updated on Sunday, 28 January 2018 12:48

A Sleepy Child Is More Likely to Pile on Pounds

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HealthDay News : 26-Jan-2018

Poor sleep may make your children more than just grumpy, a new study suggests.

Kids who don't get enough sleep are more likely to be obese later on, researchers report. And that might even boost their odds for cancer decades later.

The study of 120 U.S. children, average age 8, linked

Last Updated on Monday, 29 January 2018 11:33

Keep Working to Protect Your Brain After a Mild Stroke

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HealthDay News : 25-Jan-2018

Work may be good medicine for the brains of people who suffer mild strokes, a new study out of Israel suggests.

The study included 252 working-age adults whose mental functioning was evaluated one and two years after a mild stroke.

Those who had jobs before and after their stroke were less

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 January 2018 11:49

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