All posts by LadyLively

  • How Puzzles, Games Might Help Your Aging Brain

    Those Sunday crossword puzzles may not prevent the aging brain from slowing down — but they might protect it in a different way, a new study suggests. Researchers looked at the “use it or lose it” theory...

    • Posted December 11, 2018
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  • Health Highlights: Dec. 10, 2018

    Tap Water in Neti Pot Linked to Woman's Death from Brain-Eating Amoeba Ebola Spreads to Large City in Congo

    • Posted December 10, 2018
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  • To Track Carbs, Tap Into the Glycemic Index … and Its Cousin

    Rather than just counting carbs, you might want to get familiar with the glycemic index and the glycemic load, numeric weighting systems that rank carb-based foods based on how much they raise blood sugar. While monitoring these...

    • Posted December 10, 2018
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  • Nagging Low Back Pain? Try Mindfulness

    Almost no one is immune to occasional low back pain. But when it’s chronic, when simple movement seems impossible, it can keep you from enjoying life. And painkillers aren’t always the answer. Why not try meditation rather...

    • Posted December 10, 2018
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  • Opioids Exact Another Toll on Newborns: Smaller Heads

    Infants born addicted to opioids may be more likely to have smaller heads that might hinder their development, new research suggests. “Babies chronically exposed to opiates had a head size about a centimeter smaller” than...

    • Posted December 10, 2018
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  • Health Tip: Understanding Eczema

    (HealthDay News) — If your child has eczema, anything that aggravates the child’s skin can worsen symptoms, the American Academy of Dermatology says. While everyone’s triggers may be different, common ones include dry air, sweat and stress....

    • Posted December 10, 2018
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  • Health Tip: Ice Skate Safely

    (HealthDay News) — Ice skating is a fun winter activity, and it’s also great exercise. The National Safety Council suggests how you and your loved ones can skate safely: Wear skates that fit comfortably and provide enough...

    • Posted December 10, 2018
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  • Put Some Healthful Into Holiday Eating

    You can eat a healthful diet during the holidays with just a few tweaks to traditional recipes, the American Heart Association says. “We want to help people overcome their nutrition struggles and pave the way for a...

    • Posted December 9, 2018
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  • Break a Sweat Over the Holidays, but Do It Safely

    It’s great to get exercise during the holidays, as long as you take steps to avoid injuries, a sports medicine expert says. “I would encourage everyone to get out and be active, but we want to be...

    • Posted December 8, 2018
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  • Health Highlights: Dec. 7, 2018

    Whole Grain-Rules for School Lunches Rolled Back by Trump Administration Study That Targeted "Joy of Cooking" Retracted by Journal Excess Body Fat May Increase Older Women's Breast Cancer Risk: Study

    • Posted December 7, 2018
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