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17 Jan

Caffeine and Body Inflammation

Does caffeine fight the systemic inflammation that causes chronic disease and aging?

16 Jan

In Vitro Drug Exposure and Learning

Children exposed to drugs in the womb at risk for poor school performance, study finds.

13 Jan

Exercise Habits and Mortality

Cramming your exercise into one or two weekend sessions may still protect your life, study finds.

1 in 3 Adults Diagnosed With Asthma May Not Have It: Study

TUESDAY, Jan. 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Many adults who've been diagnosed with asthma may not actually have the respiratory disease, a new study suggests.

Researchers in Canada said that of more than 600 adults diagnosed with asthma, one-third did not have the disease based on objective tests.

Eighty percent of those peopl...

Steep Bills Surprise Patients Who Go 'Out-of-Network'

TUESDAY, Jan. 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Patients using specialists outside their health-plan network often receive surprise bills for services that cost far more than what Medicare considers a fair rate, a new study suggests.

Most insurers use rates set by Medicare -- the publicly funded insurance program for the elderly -- as the ...

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  • January 17, 2017
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Fetal Alcohol Syndrome a Global Problem: Report

TUESDAY, Jan. 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- About 119,000 children worldwide are born each year with fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS), a new report finds.

The syndrome refers to a group of conditions that include poor growth for the baby both in the womb and after birth, and mental, physical and developmental problems for the child that can...

  • Robert Preidt
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  • January 17, 2017
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Should More Kids Have Their Tonsils Out?

TUESDAY, Jan. 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Because of stringent tonsillectomy guidelines, some kids who could benefit from tonsil removal surgery aren't getting it, two new reviews suggest.

To qualify for the surgery, a child must have many recurring throat infections within a short span of time or severe sleep disturbances, said Dr. S...

  • Dennis Thompson
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  • January 17, 2017
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High Blood Pressure May Not Be All Bad in the Elderly: Study

TUESDAY, Jan. 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Developing high blood pressure in very old age may provide some protection from dementia, a new study suggests.

In middle age, high blood pressure -- also called hypertension -- boosts dementia risk later in life, said study lead researcher Maria Corrada. It also raises your risk for heart at...

  • Steven Reinberg
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  • January 17, 2017
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Why Winter Weather Brings More Flu

TUESDAY, Jan. 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Winter's first chill may bring an unwelcome guest: flu outbreaks, a new study says.

Researchers looked at data on weather and flu cases in Gothenburg, Sweden, and found that flu outbreaks occurred about one week after the first stretch of cold weather and low humidity.

"According to ...

  • Robert Preidt
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  • January 17, 2017
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