Wildfires Can Affect Air Quality Far From the Flames

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HealthDay News : 12-Jan-2018

Wildfires like those that recently burned wide swaths of California to the ground can cause air quality problems that pose a threat to human health far from the fire site, researchers say.

An analysis of U.S. government data collected from 2006 to 2013 found that smoke plumes from wildfires can be

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Health Tip: Taking Fewer Naps

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HealthDay News : 12-Jan-2018

Has your doctor suggested taking fewer naps? Or are you ready to wean a child from napping?

The National Sleep Foundation suggests how:

  • Don't expect to accomplish the deed overnight. Napping isn't an all-or-nothing proposition. An occasional nap is to be expected.
  • Turn nap time into quiet time. Allow for
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Health Tip: Recognize Symptoms of Food Poisoning

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HealthDay News : 12-Jan-2018

One in six Americans gets food poisoning each year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. That adds up to 48 million cases annually.

The germs behind food poisoning and the symptoms they cause vary. But symptoms frequently include:

  • Abdominal cramps.
  • Diarrhea, which may be watery or bloody.
  • Nausea and
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Old Age Alone Not to Blame for Surgical Complications

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HealthDay News : 12-Jan-2018

Various factors can increase a senior's chances of experiencing complications after surgery, but age apparently isn't one of them.

A review of 44 studies that included more than 12,000 people aged 60 and older found that frailty, mental impairment, depressive symptoms and smoking increased the risk for complications after surgery. Age

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Having Too Little of This Nutrient Could Harm a Woman's Fertility

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HealthDay News : 11-Jan-2018

Nearly half of U.S. women have at least a mild deficiency in the nutrient iodine, and new research suggests it could impair their fertility.

Iodine -- a mineral that helps regulate metabolism -- is found in seafood, iodized salt, dairy products, and some fruits and vegetables.

But in a new study

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Astronauts May Get Space Fever

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HealthDay News : 10-Jan-2018

Weightlessness apparently causes astronauts' body temperatures to run a little hot while in space, a new study reports.

The researchers used forehead sensors to monitor the core body temperature of astronauts on the International Space Station. Measurements were taken before, during and after their venture.

When at rest in space, the

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