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Cutting Salt a Health Boost for Kidney Patients

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Latest High Blood Pressure News By Karen PallaritoHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Encouraging people with kidney disease to reduce their salt intake may help improve blood pressure and cut excess fluid retention, at least for a while, a new study suggests. Study participants lowered …

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Higher HIV Infection Rates Seen in Mental Health Patients: Study

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THURSDAY, Feb. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Americans seeking treatment for mental health disorders may be four to 16 times more likely to be infected with HIV than those in the general population, a new study reveals. The findings emphasize the need to provide testing for HIV — the virus …

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Hey Fellas, Depression Can Strike New Dads, Too

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Latest Mental Health News THURSDAY, Feb. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Depression in and just after pregnancy is most often associated with moms-to-be, but a new study shows expectant dads can have similar symptoms. Expectant and new fathers who are in poor health or have high levels of …

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Early Clot-Busting Treatment Helps Most Stroke Patients: Study

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THURSDAY, Feb. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Quick treatment with a clot-busting drug limits brain damage in stroke patients — even those who are elderly or have had more severe strokes, new research indicates. The drug — called tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) — is widely used, but there is ongoing …

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Flu Vaccine a Pretty Good Match for Viruses This Year: CDC

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By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) — It’s not perfect, but this year’s flu vaccine is a fairly good match for the circulating viruses, U.S. health officials reported Thursday. Overall, the vaccine is 48 percent effective. For the predominant circulating influenza A type H3N2 flu strain, …

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Video Games Might Help People With Dyslexia Learn to Read, Study Suggests

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Latest Mental Health News THURSDAY, Feb. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Video games might help people with dyslexia improve their ability to read, a new study suggests. Dyslexia, which affects between 5 percent and 10 percent of people, is a learning disorder that causes problems with reading and …

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Few Americans Get Recommended Emergency Stroke Care

Tai Chi Might Help Stroke Survivors Avoid Falls

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Although most Americans live relatively close to a hospital that can give emergency stroke treatment, few actually receive the recommended therapies, a new study suggests. People suffering a stroke caused by a blood clot — which most strokes are …

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Watch: McDonalds Used Cooking Oil Used By University As 3D Printer Ink

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Waste cooking oil disposal poses a global environmental challenge. Highlights Used cooking oil is currently used in the production of soaps or biodesel Costing the fast food companies millions of dollars to process the oil Researchers from the University of Toronto came up with a solution The wastage and safe …

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Post-Menopausal? Give Exercise a Try

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By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) — After menopause, moderate exercise can help women manage hot flashes, become more fit and feel better, a new study suggests. Researchers found that a 20-week exercise program helped women boost their fitness levels, lose a little weight and give …

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Residential Treatment Program Helps Obese Kids Lose Weight, Study Finds

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By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Extremely obese kids in an intensive 10-month residential treatment program lost more weight than their counterparts, and appeared to reverse artery damage that could lead to clogged arteries and heart disease, according to a new study from Belgium. The …

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