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How Eating Avocado Can Help You Slim Down

If you weren’t already in love with avocados, here’s another reason to jump on the bandwagon: A new study says that eating half an avocado with lunch helps reduce cravings in late afternoon, a.k.a.

Yes, You CAN Touch Your Toes

As a yoga teacher, I constantly hear from students, “I can’t touch my toes.” But the truth is, anyone can—just bend your knees.

Do False-Positives Scare Women Away from Mammograms?

  By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — False-positive mammograms do increase anxiety, but the feeling is short-lived and most women go on to have breast screening in the future, new research suggests.

Two Drugs Work Equally Well for Epileptic Seizures in Kids: Study

By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Researchers comparing two drugs used to treat epileptic seizures in children — lorazepam (Ativan) and diazepam (Valium) — found no difference between them in safety or effectiveness.

Low Blood Sugar May Affect Heartbeat in People With Diabetes

By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Low blood sugar levels — known as hypoglycemia — in people with diabetes may cause potentially dangerous changes in heart rate, according to a small new study.

New Drugs May Help Prevent Migraines

By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Two experimental drugs may help prevent migraines in people who suffer multiple attacks a month, according to preliminary findings from a pair of clinical trials.

Glaucoma Drug May Help Reverse Obesity-Related Vision Loss

TUESDAY, April 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A drug used to treat glaucoma eye disease can also help people with vision loss linked to obesity, a new study reveals.

Certain Type of Brain Malformation May Be Best Left Alone

TUESDAY, April 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — People with abnormal connections between arteries and veins in the brain may be less likely to suffer a stroke or die if they don’t undergo any procedures to correct the problem, new research suggests.

Spouse’s Sunny Outlook May Be Good for Your Health

TUESDAY, April 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Marriage vows often include the promise to stick together for better or for worse, and research now suggests that when it comes to your health, having an optimistic spouse is better.

For Teen Drivers, Unruly Passengers May Be Greater Threat Than Phones

TUESDAY, April 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Teen drivers distracted by passengers’ loud talking and fooling around are more likely to be involved in serious incidents than those distracted by technology such as cell phones, according to a new study.

Stress May Make Your Allergy Symptoms Worse

  TUESDAY, April 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Stress may trigger symptom flare-ups in people with seasonal allergies, a new study suggests.

More People Worldwide Eating ‘Healthy’ Fats, Study Finds

TUESDAY, April 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Levels of healthy fats in people’s diets worldwide increased over the past two decades, while their intake of harmful fats stayed about the same, a new study finds.

Fear Won’t Boost Exam Scores: Study

TUESDAY, April 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Students can’t be scared into doing well on final exams, a new study shows.

Mental Illness Not a Driving Force Behind Crime: Study

TUESDAY, April 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Less than 10 percent of crimes committed by mentally ill people are directly linked to the symptoms of their disorders, a new study shows.

Majority of Americans Support Obamacare Birth Control Provision: Survey

TUESDAY, April 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Nearly 70 percent of Americans support the new health care law’s mandated coverage of birth control, a nationwide study finds.

Could Cow Fertilizer Help Spread Antibiotic Resistance?

TUESDAY, April 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Manure from dairy cows contains a surprisingly high number of antibiotic resistance genes from the animals’ gut bacteria, a new study shows.

Eye ‘Training’ May Help Restore Some Vision Lost to Glaucoma

By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A new computerized eye-training program could upend the long-held belief that glaucoma-related vision loss is irreversible, a small study suggests.

What Your Sleep Position Says About Your Relationship

FRIDAY, April 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Your sleeping position with your significant other offers clues about the quality of your relationship, according to a new study.

No Connection Between Induced Labor, Autism: Obgyns

MONDAY, April 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) — There is no connection between inducing labor in childbirth and autism, according to a new statement released Monday by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Start Tornado Preparation Now, Expert Advises

MONDAY, April 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Tornado season is here, and it’s important to have an emergency plan in case your home is threatened, an expert says.