All posts by HealthCast

  • Here’s What Predicts a Woman’s Odds of Living Till 90

    Women whose mothers lived a long and healthy life have a good chance of doing the same, a new study suggests. A long-term study of about 22,000 postmenopausal women in the United States found that those whose...

    • Posted August 15, 2018
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  • Secondhand Smoke Exposure as Kids Tied to Women’s Arthritis

    Women who were regularly exposed to secondhand smoke as children might be at slightly increased risk of rheumatoid arthritis, a new study hints. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system mistakenly attacks the...

    • Posted August 15, 2018
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  • Amputation May Not Be Best Option for Severe Circulation Problems

    Trying to restore blood flow may be better than amputation for patients with a serious leg circulation problem called critical limb ischemia, a new study contends. Critical limb ischemia is the most severe form of peripheral artery...

    • Posted August 15, 2018
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  • Rehydration: How Much Is Too Much?

    Staying hydrated is a mantra not only when exercising, but throughout the day for optimal health. Yet it’s possible to get too much of a good thing. In recent years, a number of athletes have died from...

    • Posted August 15, 2018
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  • Health Tip: Keep Your Gut in Good Condition

    (HealthDay News) — Everything you eat goes through the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Eating a healthy diet full of fruits and vegetables will help keep your gut in good condition, the U.S. National Institutes of Health says. As...

    • Posted August 15, 2018
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  • Health Tip: Are You at Risk for Macular Degeneration?

    (HealthDay News) — Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of vision loss among people 50 and older, the U.S. National Eye Institute says. AMD damages the macula, a small spot near the center of the...

    • Posted August 15, 2018
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  • Cellphone Use Puts Pedestrians Off-Balance

    Cellphone users blundering into signs, lampposts, other people and traffic have become a recurring sidewalk sight in many places. And now, new video analysis reveals the extent to which cellphones interfere with a person’s ability to hoof...

    • Posted August 15, 2018
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  • Vaping Shuts Off Immune-Fighting Cells in the Lungs, Lab Study Finds

    TUESDAY, Aug. 14, 2018E-cigarettes have been touted as a safer alternative to smoking, but the vapor they create might harm lung tissue much like regular cigarettes do, British researchers report. With or without nicotine, e-cigarette vapor increases...

    • Posted August 14, 2018
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  • Eclipse Viewers Eclipsed Viewing Records

    The total solar eclipse of August 2017 was one of the most watched scientific events ever for millions of Americans, researchers report. And it led a record number of them to seek more information on eclipses, survey...

    • Posted August 14, 2018
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  • More Alzheimer’s Gene Links Found

    U.S. researchers say they’ve identified more genes that may be associated with Alzheimer’s disease. They studied nearly 6,000 people with Alzheimer’s and 5,000 people with healthy brains and pinpointed rare variations in genes that may play a...

    • Posted August 14, 2018
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  • Give Your Child a Head Start With Math

    Many kids struggle with math — and for a number of reasons. Knowing when to be concerned will allow you to get your child study help early on, which is important because research shows that young children...

    • Posted August 14, 2018
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  • Health Tip: Making an Emergency Call

    (HealthDay News) — A medical emergency can be scary and stressful, but knowing how to call for help can mean the difference between life and death. The American College of Emergency Physicians offers these suggestions when making...

    • Posted August 14, 2018
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  • Health Tip: Identify Bug Bites

    (HealthDay News) — Hot summer weather and long days spent outside are the perfect combination for bug bites. But it may be difficult to figure out which type of bug was responsible. The American Academy of Pediatrics...

    • Posted August 14, 2018
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  • Rude Coworkers, Stricter Moms?

    Women who experience rudeness and other incivilities at work are likely to be stricter with their own kids, a new study claims. Canadian researchers conducted an online survey of 146 working mothers and their spouses. The mothers...

    • Posted August 13, 2018
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