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Melatonin Doesn’t Curb Delirium After Surgery


TUESDAY, Sept. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Melatonin supplements did not reduce delirium in seniors who had surgery for hip fractures, a new study found.

9 Cool Pizza Hacks You Need to Try


Any way you slice it, these clever shortcuts will change the way you look at America’s favorite food.

‘Pot Addiction’ May Be Real, Study Suggests


TUESDAY, Sept. 2 (HealthDay News) — Many people believe that marijuana is not addictive, but a new study challenges that theory.

More Evidence Breast-Feeding Lowers Child’s Risk of Infections, Allergies


TUESDAY, Sept. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Two new studies further confirm the health benefits of breast-feeding.

ADHD Medications Won’t Stunt Kids’ Growth, Study Finds


By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Stimulant medications — such as Adderall, Ritalin and Concerta — used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children, won’t stunt their growth, a new study suggests.

Obesity Fueling Rise in Diabetes Rates, Study Finds


By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. obesity epidemic is a driving force behind the rising rates of type 2 diabetes, according to a new study.

‘Spare Tire’ May Be Especially Bad for Your Blood Pressure


TUESDAY, Sept. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) — When it comes to excess pounds and blood pressure, all fat may not be created equal, a new study finds.

Low-Carb Beats Low-Fat for Weight Loss, Heart Health: Study


By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) — For people who want to lose weight and boost their heart health, cutting down on carbohydrates may work better than trimming dietary fat, a new study suggests.

Action-Packed TV a Threat to Your Waistline?


MONDAY, Sept. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Watching action shows on TV may be bad for your waistline, a new study contends.

Quality of U.S. Diet Improves, Slightly


MONDAY, Sept. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The quality of Americans’ diets has improved somewhat but remains poor overall, and dietary disparity between the rich and poor is growing, a new study shows.

Family Meals May Defuse Cyberbullying’s Impact, Study Says


MONDAY, Sept. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Having regular family meals may help protect teens from the harmful mental health effects of “cyberbullying,” a new study suggests.

Quality of U.S. Diet Improves, Slightly


MONDAY, Sept. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The quality of Americans’ diets has improved somewhat but remains poor overall, and dietary disparity between the rich and poor is growing, a new study shows.

3 Steps to Perk Up Your Posture


It’s a recipe for rounded shoulders: We sit all day with our heads down, pecking away at keyboards and swiping smartphones.

The New, Needle-Free Allergy Treatment


Photo: Getty Images As of this year, allergy sufferers have a new needle-free way to find relief: oral immunotherapy pills for ragweed or grass allergies.

Preterm or Small Birth Tied to Long-Term Risks to Heart, Brain


By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Babies born early or at low birth weight are at risk later in life of having smaller, less efficient brains or health problems that increase their risk for heart disease, according to a pair of new studies.

3 Ways to Burn More Fat With Yoga


Photo: Getty Images A few simple tweaks to your practice can help you torch bonus calories the next time you step on the mat.

Outdoor Enthusiasts Need a Lightning Plan


SUNDAY, Aug. 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Those partaking in outdoor sports and activities need to be aware of the threat posed by lightning and take appropriate safety measures, experts say.

Drug Gives ‘New Hope’ Against Heart Failure, Expert Says


By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, Aug. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) — In a head-to-head comparison, an experimental drug was more effective than standard treatment at preventing deaths and hospitalizations in heart failure patients.

Spaceflight Might Weaken Astronauts’ Immune Systems


FRIDAY, Aug. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Astronauts may be at heightened risk of illness because space travel appears to disrupt human immune systems, a new study suggests.

Take Steps to Control Bunions


FRIDAY, Aug. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) — If you have bunions, taking care of them now can help you avoid more serious treatment later, an expert says.


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