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What You Need to Know About Fever in Adults

What You Need to Know About Fever in Adults

Published 04/13/2018

FRIDAY, April 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to a fever, what's true for kids isn't necessarily so for adults.

Even a slight temperature in a child warrants a call to the doctor. That's not the case, though, for most fevers in most adults.

What's considered a normal temperature varies...

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Now's the Time to Tackle Springtime Allergies

Now's the Time to Tackle Springtime Allergies

Published 03/17/2018

SATURDAY, March 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- With spring allergy season just around the corner, it's time to start thinking about how to deal with your symptoms, experts say.

"Bottom line, very few people suffer from the same allergies or symptoms," Dr. Bradley Chipps, president of the American C...

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Health Tip: Do You Need a Tetanus Shot?

Health Tip: Do You Need a Tetanus Shot?

Published 02/20/2018

(HealthDay News) -- Tetanus shots are recommended starting in infancy and continuing every ten years after age 5, the American College of Emergency Physicians says.

But most adults don't get boosters until they step on a rusty nail or suffer a deep and dirty wound, the group acknowledges.

Tetanus...

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Flu Shot During Pregnancy Poses No Harm to Baby

Flu Shot During Pregnancy Poses No Harm to Baby

Published 02/20/2018

TUESDAY, Feb. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- There's some good news for expecting moms who are trying to weather a brutal flu season -- a new study shows that getting the flu vaccine during pregnancy causes no harm to newborns.

Researchers reviewed records on more than 400,000 infants born between...

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Health Tip: Common Signs of Sinusitis

Health Tip: Common Signs of Sinusitis

Published 02/06/2018

(HealthDay News) -- Sinusitis occurs when the lining of the hollow passages in your cheeks, forehead or below your eyes become inflamed.

When swelling persists for more than two weeks, it may signal a sinus infection.

The American Rhinologic Association mentions these typical symptoms of sinusiti...

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California May Slap Cancer Warning on Coffee, But Should Java Lovers Panic?

California May Slap Cancer Warning on Coffee, But Should Java Lovers Panic?

Published 02/01/2018

THURSDAY, Feb. 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A lawsuit working its way through California's courts could mean that the Golden State's coffee shops might have to post cancer warnings for the beloved beverage.

But cancer and toxicology experts say that's no reason to avoid your morning cup of Joe.

Th...

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Can Brain Scans Reveal Who Your Friends Are?

Can Brain Scans Reveal Who Your Friends Are?

Published 01/30/2018

TUESDAY, Jan. 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- You and your friends likely share similar interests. But did you know you could also have similar patterns of brain activity?

Dartmouth College researchers assessed the friendships or social ties within a group of nearly 280 graduate students. Brain scan...

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Running in the Cold: How to Survive and Thrive

Running in the Cold: How to Survive and Thrive

Published 01/14/2018

SUNDAY, Jan. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Whether you're training for a marathon or just logging miles, cold-weather running requires some special health and safety precautions, according to a sports medicine expert.

That said, it also gives you a chance to get ahead of the competition because pe...

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Allergens widespread in largest study of U.S. homes

Allergens widespread in largest study of U.S. homes

Published 12/12/2017

Allergens are widespread, but highly variable in U.S. homes, according to the nation’s largest indoor allergen study to date. Researchers from the National Institutes of Health report that over 90 percent of homes had three or more detectable allergens, and 73 percent of homes had at least one al...

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Health Tip: If You Get the Flu While Pregnant

Health Tip: If You Get the Flu While Pregnant

Published 12/12/2017

(HealthDay News) -- The flu may be dangerous enough, but it's even more of a threat for women who are pregnant.

All women should get the annual flu vaccine, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises.

If you do develop the flu while pregnant, the CDC suggests:

Begin treatment as...

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Spacing out after staying up late? Here’s why

Spacing out after staying up late? Here’s why

Published 11/21/2017

UCLA-led study blames mental lapses on sleep-deprived brain cells 11/06/2017

Ever sleep poorly and then walk out of the house without your keys? Or space out while driving to work and nearly hit a stalled car?

A new study led by UCLA’sDr. Itzhak Friedis the first to reveal how sleep deprivation d...

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CDC Wants America to Eat Its Fruits & Veggies

CDC Wants America to Eat Its Fruits & Veggies

Published 11/16/2017

THURSDAY, Nov. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Fruits and vegetables can be delicious and nutritious -- but too many Americans are still passing them by, a new report finds.

Just 9 percent of adults eat enough vegetables and only 12 percent get the recommended amount of fruit daily, according to a...

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How to Do a Skin Cancer Body Check

How to Do a Skin Cancer Body Check

Published 11/15/2017

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Every year, about 5 million Americans are treated for skin cancer -- an abnormal growth of skin cells that most often develops on areas exposed to the sun.

You can spot early signs by regularly checking your skin for changes.

Everyone is susceptible to...

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