Bacteria Could Be Weapon Against Mosquito-Borne Dengue

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Lab-altered mosquitoes have made a big dent in the spread of dengue fever, researchers report. How? Australian scientists released mosquitoes carrying a bacteria that prevents transmission of the dengue virus. The strategy […]

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An HIV Med Is Tied to Too-Small Heads in Newborns

FRIDAY, Nov. 22, 2019 — Children born to women who take the HIV drug efavirenz during pregnancy have a higher risk of small head size — a birth defect known as microcephaly — compared to babies exposed to other HIV drugs in the womb, new research shows. Prenatal exposure to the drug was also linked […]

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Why Are People Turning to CBD For Help with Their Health?

November 22, 2019 Posted by: Shane Dwyer Category: CBD Oil CBD is just one of the 104 chemical compounds found in the Cannabis Sativa plant. Unlike other compounds of the plant, CBD is non-intoxicating and non-hallucinogenic. It is believed to have many therapeutic benefits that promote health and wellness in the […]

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Infants May Not Be as Immune to Measles as Thought

By Elizabeth Heubeck HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A surprising new study upends the notion that antibodies passed from mother to fetus protect infants from measles for as much as a year. In fact, infants’ immunity wanes much more rapidly than […]

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Health Tip: Creating a Healthy Routine

News Consumer News Health Tip: Creating a Healthy Routine — People are creatures of habit, so breaking old practices and forming new routines can be daunting. To start and maintain a new routine, NorthShore University Health System recommends: Figure out what needs to be in your routine. Set small goals. Lay out a plan. Be […]

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Selling or Using CBD – What Common Uses Should You Consider?

November 22, 2019 Posted by: Shane Dwyer Category: CBD Oil Whether you are thinking of producing your own CBD products for sale, or simply using CBD, there are several different products to consider. Taking a look at these products is helpful in ensuring that you make the right investment. If you […]

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Inducing Labor Safer Bet for Late-Term Pregnancies

Psoriasis During Pregnancy By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The risk of newborn death in late-term pregnancies may be lower if labor is induced rather than taking a wait-and-see approach, a new study […]

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Obesity Rates Fall for Many Young Kids in Federal Nutrition Program

THURSDAY, Nov. 21, 2019 — Forty-one states and territories have seen drops in obesity rates among young children enrolled in a U.S. nutrition program, a new study shows. “Improvements in national, state and caregiver guidance around nutrition and physical activity may be contributing to this decline in childhood obesity,” said Dr. Robert Redfield, director of […]

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How Much CBD Oil Should I Take?

November 16, 2019 Posted by: Shane Dwyer Category: CBD Oil A compound naturally produced by the Cannabis Sativa plants is called CBD or Cannabidiol. This phytocannabinoid has taken the world by storm in recent years due to its multiple potential health benefits. Since the mid 70’s, studies suggest that it could […]

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Recalls of Blood Pressure Med Took Toll on Patients’ Health

By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Emergency room visits for high blood pressure surged following last year’s recall of the popular heart drug valsartan, Canadian researchers report. Within the first month of the recall, there was a 55% increase […]

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Health Tip: Thanksgiving and Your Heart Health

News Consumer News Health Tip: Thanksgiving and Your Heart Health — Though Thanksgiving dinner is treasured by many Americans, the meal typically isn’t heart-healthy. Including holiday staples such as mashed potatoes and stuffing, the traditional feast is full of fatty, high-cholesterol foods, says the University of Wisconsin-Madison. For a healthier holiday meal, the school suggests: […]

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What Were the Most Memorable Moments From Last Night’s Debate?

For a Democratic debate that was without major fireworks, there were several memorable moments. Here are the lines stood out. Marijuana and Medical Marijuana

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California Sues Juul for Targeting Teens

Slideshow: Self-Care and Recovery After Trauma Juul, the top-selling maker of e-cigarettes in the United States, is being sued by California for allegedly targeting teens with it early marketing campaigns. The lawsuit, filed Monday, also alleges that Juul’s website didn’t […]

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Doctors’ Group Calls for Ban on Most Vaping Products

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 20, 2019 — The American Medical Association (AMA) is calling for a ban on all e-cigarettes and vaping products not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to help people quit smoking tobacco cigarettes. The move is in response to a sharp rise in youth e-cigarette use and an outbreak of more […]

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Colorado Supreme Court Lessens Restrictions for MMJ on Probation

The Colorado Supreme Court has overruled a district court decision that upheld a county court ruling requiring a doctor’s testimony for medical marijuana patients who want to use their medication while on probation. The Colorado Supreme Court decision, handed down on Monday, November 18, weakens the restrictions and burdens of proof that Colorado judges can […]

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