Health Tip: Avoid Eating Raw Dough

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HealthDay News : 18-Dec-2017

No matter how tempting it is to sneak a taste of raw cookie dough, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says you shouldn't. Raw dough can harbor dangerous bacteria.

The CDC suggests:

  • Never eat raw dough or batter.
  • Don't let children play with or eat raw dough, including
Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 December 2017 06:32 Read more...

Health Tip: Applying Makeup Safely

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HealthDay News : 18-Dec-2017

Most eye makeup is safe, assuming it's used properly. But there's always a risk of spreading infection, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.

The agency says you can stay safer by:

  • Stopping makeup use if it causes any type of irritation, inflammation or signs of infection. If symptoms persist,
Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 December 2017 06:32 Read more...

Mom-to-Be's High Blood Sugar May Raise Baby's Odds for Heart Defects

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HealthDay News : 15-Dec-2017

It's long been known that diabetes in pregnancy raises the odds for congenital heart defects. But new research shows that the threat may also extend to women who simply have high blood sugar levels -- not just full-blown diabetes.

"This finding may have a profound effect on how pregnant women are

Last Updated on Monday, 18 December 2017 12:01 Read more...

Family Meals Serve Up Better Behaved Kids

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HealthDay News : 14-Dec-2017

Children whose families regularly eat meals together tend to have better social skills and fitness levels, researchers report.

Family meals yield multiple physical and mental health benefits, according to the long-term Canadian study.

"The presence of parents during mealtimes likely provides young children with firsthand social interaction, discussions of social issues

Last Updated on Sunday, 17 December 2017 12:04 Read more...

Health Tip: Practice Mindful Eating

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HealthDay News : 14-Dec-2017

Slowing down and paying more attention to what you eat can make you appreciate food more and eat healthier.

The American Heart Association suggests:

  • Ponder: Ask yourself if you are really hungry before you eat.
  • Appraise: Notice your food and how it smells and looks.
  • Slow: Eat your food slowly.
Last Updated on Monday, 18 December 2017 12:01 Read more...

Health Tip: Dental Association Supports Fluoridated Water

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HealthDay News : 14-Dec-2017

Not every community in the United States adds fluoride to drinking water.

Nonetheless, the American Dental Association supports the practice, saying fluoridated water:

  • Helps prevent tooth decay.
  • Protects all ages against cavities.
  • Is safe and effective.
  • Saves money. The average lifetime cost per person to fluoridate a community's supply of
Last Updated on Sunday, 17 December 2017 12:05 Read more...

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