All posts by HealthCast

  • Take 10 for Mindfulness

    Feel yourself being pulled in a million directions and losing track of what’s really important? The meditative practice called mindfulness can help you get centered and re-focus on what’s meaningful to you. And it doesn’t take time...

    • Posted October 17, 2018
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  • Pounds Regained After Weight-Loss Op Can Tell Your Doc a Lot

    Tracking pounds regained after weight-loss surgery can help predict a patient’s risk for serious health problems like diabetes, a new study says. “Clinicians and patients want to know the extent of weight regain following bariatric surgery and...

    • Posted October 17, 2018
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  • Number of Autism Genes Now Tops 100

    The number of genes known to be associated with autism now stands at 102, researchers report. They also said that they’ve made significant progress in distinguishing between genes associated with autism and those associated with intellectual disability...

    • Posted October 17, 2018
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  • U.S. Birth Rates Continue to Drop as Age of New Moms Rises

    WEDNESDAY, Oct. 17, 2018American women are having fewer children, and they’re having them later in life, a new government report shows. “Overall, we saw continuing decreasing trends in total fertility,” said report author Danielle Ely, a health...

    • Posted October 17, 2018
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  • Health Highlights: Oct. 17, 2018

    Recreational Marijuana Now Legal in Canada Self-Lubricating Condom Might Increase Its Use

    • Posted October 17, 2018
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  • N. Carolina Sees Alarming Spike in Heart Infections Among Opioid Users

    Adding to growing alarm about America’s opioid crisis, cases of a potentially deadly heart infection have jumped 10-fold among North Carolina’s injection drug users, new research shows. The infection is endocarditis, which strikes one or more of...

    • Posted October 17, 2018
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  • Health Tip: Using a Home Fireplace

    (HealthDay News) — Many homeowners enjoy relaxing by a hot fire at the end of a cold day. But a crackling fire can lead to a disaster, especially if there are small kids at home and some...

    • Posted October 17, 2018
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  • Health Tip: Treating Plantar Warts

    (HealthDay News) — Plantar warts stem from a common virus and are formed on the bottoms of your feet. You increase your risk of infection by walking in bare feet in public showers or locker rooms, the...

    • Posted October 17, 2018
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  • 5 Strength-Training Mistakes to Avoid

    Developing lean muscle mass is important for everyone — it can keep you active and independent throughout your life. But to maximize the benefits of strength training, make sure you’re not making these common mistakes. Mistake number...

    • Posted October 16, 2018
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  • ER Nurses Might Do Better ‘Eyeballing’ Patients

    “Eyeballing” emergency room patients may be better than a formal medical assessment in identifying those most in need of urgent care, a new study suggests. Nearly 6,400 patients seeking ER care were assessed over three months. Nurses...

    • Posted October 16, 2018
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  • Head Blows Without Concussion May Not Damage Brain, Study Claims

    Young football players who suffer repeated head blows — but not concussions — may not sustain brain damage, a new study suggests. For the study, researchers followed 112 football players, aged 9 to 18, during the 2016...

    • Posted October 16, 2018
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  • New Nerve Stimulation Technique Might Relieve Back Pain

    Stimulating a specific set of nerves that are nestled along the spine may deliver relief to those who suffer from chronic back pain and cut the need for opioid painkillers, new research suggests. The therapy, which targets...

    • Posted October 16, 2018
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  • Gluten-Free Craze a ‘Double-Edged Sword’ for Celiac Patients

    The gluten-free diet craze is both reassuring and upsetting to people with celiac disease who are allergic to the nutrient, a small study suggests. People with celiac disease say they’re happy to have more food choices at...

    • Posted October 16, 2018
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  • Health Highlights: Oct. 16, 2018

    Heart Researcher's Papers Contain Fraudulent Data: Harvard WHO Calls Meeting on Congo Ebola Outbreak Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen Dead at Age 65

    • Posted October 16, 2018
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