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Do negative health messages work?

2015-02-21 12:41
Negative health messages from doctors can be counterproductive

Cornell researchers warn that negative messages about health may be counterproductive. Instead of instilling fear about unhealthy lifestyle practices, people are more likely to be happier and healthier from positive messages.

A new paper published by Cornell Food & Brand Lab in Nutrition Reviews suggests the general public does not respond to health messages designed to cause fear.

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New option approved for treating GERD

2015-01-27 13:11
FDA approves generic version of drug for treating GERD

Options for treating gastrointestinal reflux disease (GERD) offer new hope for those suffering from the condition, including FDA-approved generic drugs that provide greater access to healthcare for Americans.

The FDA has approved the nation’s first generic version of the drug Nexium for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease, also referred to as GERD, which occurs when an excessive am

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Get enough of this if you want to improve memory for up to 28 years

2015-01-26 12:59
Getting quality sleep when your young can boost memory when you're old

If you want to boost your memory and learning skills as you age, a new study suggests that maintaining good quality sleep when you're younger can result in better cognitive functioning for up to 28 years as you age.

A new study suggests that getting enough quality sleep when you’re younger results in a better memory when you’re older.

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Why you need to get up and move more even if you hit the gym every day

2015-01-19 22:41
Sitting, even if you exercise daily, can lead to major health problems

More research shows sitting for too long can shorten lifespan, even for those who hit the gym every day. The finding means it's important to get up and move frequently to prevent chronic diseases that can lead to chronic diseases including diabetes, cancer and more.

Results of the new study, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, found that risk of death from cancer, diabetes and hear

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Don't Shake Off Hand Bites From Pets, People

2015-01-10 14:36
hand bites from pets and people

Perhaps you are familiar with the idiom, “don’t bite the hand that feeds you.” This popular saying is a lighthearted way to highlight a serious fact: approximately 330,000 cases of hand bites are seen in emergency departments each year in the United States, and these injuries have the potential to be serious.

Hand bites have a higher infection rate than do similar wounds on other sites of the body, whether the bite is from a human or animal.

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FDA cautions public about fake decorative contact lenses

2014-10-24 21:36

Decorative contact lenses can be a fun way to change your look without a long-term commitment, but the FDA has issued a new warning about fake lenses on the market. There are beautiful lenses available from multiple brands that are safe. However, the fake contact lenses must be avoided because of potential eye problems.

The fake decorative contact lenses can cause a variety of health problems including eye infections and allergic reactions.

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Millionaire mom who killed autistic son questions his diagnosis

2014-10-21 20:39

Gigi Jordan, who is better known as the millionaire mom killer, is questioning her son’s autism diagnosis. She believes he was abused by his father, and her lawyers are presenting videos of Jude Michael Mirra to show he was socially active and could interact with others. Jordan faces charges of murder after killing her 8-year-old boy with prescription drugs.

Gigi Jordan is accused of killing Jude Michael Mirra and trying to kill herself in a hotel room.

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Chippy brand chips recalled due to gluten: Celiac disease news

2014-10-21 18:01

Two versions of Chippy brand chips are being recalled due to undeclared gluten and wheat in the packages. People who have celiac disease or are sensitive to gluten are being asked to throw away their bags or return them for a refund. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has labeled this as a Class 1 recall and is asking consumers not to eat these products if they have allergies to the undeclared ingredients.

Chippy Barbecue Flavored Corn Chips and Jack 'N Jill Chippy Barbecue Flavored Corn Chips are part of the recall.

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‘Lion King’ changes for autism: Broadway show accepts autistic audience

2014-10-18 20:27

The “Lion King” continues to be a popular Broadway production, but it was recently changed to meet the needs of a special audience. The show was adjusted for people with autism, so they could enjoy it at the Boston Opera House. More than 2,000 people attended the autism-friendly program, and other cities are considering the idea of holding similar productions.

Autism can sometimes limit the ability of families to enjoy events such as Broadway shows because they are worried about their autistic loved ones reacting to the sounds, smells and visuals in a ne

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