All posts by HealthCast

  • How to Avoid Stained Teeth When You Enjoy Red Wine

    You don’t have to wind up with stained teeth if you toast the holidays with red wine, an expert says. “The strength of your enamel and how prone you are to plaque buildup is key to how...

    • Posted December 8, 2019
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  • Good Workouts Might Extend a Woman’s Life

    If you can tackle a tough workout, that may bode well for your longevity, new research suggests. A woman’s risk of dying from heart disease, cancer or other causes is much lower if she can engage in...

    • Posted December 7, 2019
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  • BPA Levels in Humans Are Underestimated: Study

    Levels of the widely used chemical bisphenol A (BPA) in people’s bodies are much higher than once thought, according to scientists who say they’ve created a more accurate way to measure them. BPA is used in many...

    • Posted December 6, 2019
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  • Cleaner Air Quickly Brings Big Health Benefits, Study Finds

    When people are breathing cleaner air, their health generally improves — rapidly, in some cases, a new review shows. The report, from the Environmental Committee of the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS), details some of the...

    • Posted December 6, 2019
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  • Health Highlights: Dec. 6, 2019

    Retail Prescription Drug Prices Fall For First Time in 45 Years Premature Babies Have Higher Risk of Diabetes New Results for Experimental Alzheimer's Drug

    • Posted December 6, 2019
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  • Health Tip: Managing ADHD in Adults

    About 4 percent of adults have attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), says Harvard University Medical School. Adults with ADHD tend to have more difficulty with attention and memory, rather than with hyperactivity, as with children. To help manage...

    • Posted December 6, 2019
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  • Health Tip: Heart-Smart Approaches to Relationship Stress

    Arguing with a partner or feeling anxious about meeting the in-laws can induce stress. When these strains are intense or prolonged, your heart can suffer, says Johns Hopkins Medicine. The school mentions these healthier ways to deal...

    • Posted December 6, 2019
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  • Health Tip: Stroke Warning Signs

    Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death and a leading cause of disability in the United States, says the American Stroke Association. The association mentions these warning signs: Face drooping. Is the person’s smile uneven or...

    • Posted December 5, 2019
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  • Health Tip: Reducing Soreness in Muscles

    Starting a new exercise or increasing the intensity of physical activity may leave you with sore muscles, says the American Academy of Family Physicians. To minimize the soreness you feel, the academy suggests: Warm up your muscles...

    • Posted December 5, 2019
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  • Many Young Adults Misusing Medical Marijuana, Study Suggests

    In a sign that suggests medical marijuana is being used for more than medicinal purposes, a new study finds young adults who are heavy pot users are more likely to seek medical marijuana cards. In fact, they...

    • Posted December 4, 2019
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  • Birth Control Pill May Alter Part of Women’s Brains

    A small, preliminary study suggests that a brain area called the hypothalamus appears to be about 6% smaller in women who use birth control pills. But exactly what that means isn’t yet clear. In this study, women...

    • Posted December 4, 2019
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  • Health Highlights: Dec. 4, 2019

    Sushi, Salads and Spring Rolls Recalled Due to Possible Listeria Contamination FDA Commissioner Nominee Backed by Senate Committee New Federal Program Provides Free HIV Prevention Drugs to Uninsured

    • Posted December 4, 2019
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  • Especially in the Young, Cholesterol Is No Friend to the Heart

    Rising levels of cholesterol among young adults is strongly tied to long-term odds for the number one killer, heart disease, a new study finds. The new global study involved data on more than 400,000 people from 38...

    • Posted December 4, 2019
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  • Health Tip: 4-7-8 Breath Relaxation Exercise

    Breathing exercises can help you relax and manage stress, says the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine. The center suggests using the 4-7-8 breath exercise: Exhale completely through your mouth. Close your mouth and inhale through your nose...

    • Posted December 4, 2019
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