All posts by HealthCast

  • How to Spot the Virus That Puts Some Babies in the Hospital

    Is your baby’s stuffy nose and cough just a cold or something more serious? It could be respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), the leading cause of infant hospitalization in the United States, experts say. RSV causes symptoms similar...

    • Posted November 19, 2017
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  • What It Takes to Get Teens Moving

    Teens with friends are active teens, a new study suggests. “You can build beautiful parks and facilities; but if children don’t have friends to play with, these facilities won’t be enough to increase their physical activity,” said...

    • Posted November 18, 2017
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  • Office Workers Don’t Like Being Chained to Their Desks

    People with desk jobs want to move more, a new study suggests. “To our knowledge, this is the first study to investigate how long desk-based workers actually want to sit, stand, walk and be physically active,” said...

    • Posted November 17, 2017
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  • Can Girls Help Boost Boys’ Reading Scores?

    Boys tend to pay more attention in school when there are girls around, and new research suggests it’s not just about how the girls look. The study found that young men got better reading marks in school...

    • Posted November 17, 2017
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  • 5 Tasty Diet Desserts

    Satisfying a sweet tooth can be tricky when you’re trying to reach or maintain an ideal weight. You want to enjoy dessert without racking up fat and calories or triggering the urge to overeat. All healthy lifestyle...

    • Posted November 17, 2017
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  • Hey, Single Folk: Adopting a Dog Could Lengthen Your Life

    Here’s to keeping your health on a tight leash: New research suggests that having a dog might boost a single person’s life span. The study tracked more than 3.4 million Swedes, middle-aged and older, for 12 years....

    • Posted November 17, 2017
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  • Dr. Tommy John Hopes Fewer Young Athletes Need Dad’s Namesake Surgery

    Despite a long and illustrious pro baseball career, Tommy John is more famous as the source of the name for a surgical procedure than for the nearly 300 games the left-handed pitcher won. But Dr. Tommy John...

    • Posted November 17, 2017
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  • Health Tip: Safety Advice for the Holidays

    The joyous holidays may end up being a nightmare if a child gets hurt during the festivities. The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests how to keep little ones safe: Clean up immediately after a holiday party. A...

    • Posted November 17, 2017
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  • Health Tip: A Pet May Improve Your Health

    (HealthDay News) — Getting a pet can improve not only your emotional outlook but your physical health as well, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. The CDC says furry companions have been shown to...

    • Posted November 17, 2017
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  • Spare the Rod, Spur Better Behavior?

    Before you let your parental frustration get the better of you, a new study suggests you should refrain from spanking your misbehaving youngster. Researchers analyzed data from more than 12,000 children in the United States and found...

    • Posted November 17, 2017
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  • Calm Parents Help Calm Kids With ADHD

    As challenging as it can be to raise a child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), new research offers biological evidence that calm, positive parenting may help these kids master their own emotions and behaviors. The study...

    • Posted November 17, 2017
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  • Preventing Sports Injuries

    Simple steps can help keep you from being sidelined by a sports injury. First, make it a rule to bookend every workout with a warm-up and a cool-down. The warm-up is meant to increase your heart rate...

    • Posted November 16, 2017
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  • Obamacare May Have Helped More Americans Quit Smoking

    States that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act saw a greater increase in low-income adults who quit smoking than did states that did not expand Medicaid, a new study found. Under the health care act, states...

    • Posted November 16, 2017
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  • If Dad Has Depression, Kids Might Develop It, Too

    Having a father with depression may put teens at a heightened risk for the mental health problem, a new study suggests. Previous research had linked depression in mothers and in their children. But according to the investigators,...

    • Posted November 16, 2017
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